History of Model UN

2014: WIMUN From 30th June – 4th July 2014, SIOI UNA-Italy in partnership with the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) and with MSOI-UNYA Italy, has hosted and organized the 2014 Model United Nations. Over 700 students have been involved in the simulation held at FAO Headqaurters in Rome, debating on the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda topics in the General Assembly.

Committees and Themes

Disarmament and International Security Committee DISEC:
Reducing illicit arms transfers and trafficking

Economic and Financial Committee ECOFIN:
Ensuring year-round access by all to affordable, adequate,safe and nutritious food.

Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee SOCHUM:
Gender equality and religious tolerance: supporting women’s enhancement trough education.

Special Committee CFS (Committee on World Food Security):
Strengthening resilience of farming systems and food supplies to climate change.

2013: ROMUN2013 took place from 5th to 9th November 2013 at SIOI Headquarters. Opening Ceremony has been held at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Committees and Themes

DISEC:
Disarmament and International Security Committee: Private Military Corps in the modern warfare

Historical Security Council:
February 2003 – The Iraqi question and the weapons of mass destruction

UNODC:
Small Arms and Light Weapons’ (SALW) traffic and smuggling in the Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA)

ICJ:
Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Croatia vs. Serbia)

2012: ROMUN2012 occurred from 21st – 25th November 2012. Opening and closing ceremonies have been hosted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs while the ordinary sessions took place at SIOI Headquarters.

Committees and Themes

ILO-WTO Joint Commission:
Youth Unemployment

ITU-WIPO Joint Commission:
The Regulation of the Internet

ECOFIN:
Council of the European Union Economic and Financial Affairs : The Euro Crisis

ECOSOC:
Functional Commission on Sustainable Development : Sustainable growth

2011: ROMUN 2011 from 12th to 16th December 2011 the whole cycle of round tables has been hosted by FAO Headquarters.

Commitees and Themes

Security Council (SC):
The Status of Jerusalem after the recognition of Palestina as Non- Member State of United Nations.

Historical Council:
Paris Peace Conference 1919

FAO:
Food Crisis in the Horn of Africa

Human Rights Council (HRC):
The right to work and the economic crisis effects on it.

2010: ROMUN2010 has been held from 6th to 9th April 2010 at FAO Headquarters

Committees and Themes

Security Council (SC):
The Somali crisis, (the constant war between the paramilitary independent groups and the internationally recognized government of Somalia).

Human Rights Council(HRC):
The policy of family planning : social and political aspects and the role that United Nations may play in this delicate matter.

FAO:
Bioenergy and Food crisis in Mexico.

IAEA:
The proposal to implement and strengthen the Treaty of Non Proliferation, (in prevision of its possible modification in the next years).

UNDP:
Renowable resources, water supply and renewable waters.

2005: ROMUN2015 made the scene from 18th to 21st January 2005. The Opening Ceremony has been held at Camera dei Deputati while the Conference sessions have been hosted by FAO Headquarters.

Committees and Themes

Security Council (SC):
The case of the Crisis in the Bakassi territory: the contention between Cameroon and Nigeria.

FAO (Council):
Food safety themes on humanitarian emergency in the African region of Darfur

ILO Conference:
The exploitation of child labour in order to increase legal standards of the workers.

UNDP Executive Board:
The democratization process in Georgia

1997: ROMUN1997 took place at FAO Headquarters from 18th to 21st December.

Committees and Themes

Security Council (SC):
Duty for the UN Members to co-operate with the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and power of the Security Council for the Implementation of Tribunal’s Decisions.

General Assembly (GA):
Western Sahara’s jurisdictional status contested in 1975§
Women’s condition after Beijing World Summit on Women 1995

International Court of Justice:
Australia vs. France, 1973.

UNRC:
The role of regional organizations in the UN security system;
The introduction in the UN Charter of an article on peace-keeping missions.

UNEP:
The revision of Basel Convention of 1989 on Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes.

FAO:
Investments in the worldwide food security.

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