The Italian Society for International Organization (SIOI – UNA Italy) in partnership with the Unites States Diplomatic Missions in Italy, and together with the Students’ Movement for International Organization (MSOI/UNYA-Italy), will launch its flagship international model UN conference this year. ROMUN (the official Model United Nations in Rome) 2015 will take place in Rome, Italy, from October 16th to October 20th, 2015.
2015 is a turning point year in the United Nations system. As part of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, the General Assembly will declare the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals and will launch the Sustainable Development Goals. Given this new framework EXPO Milan’s focus on central themes such as food security, access to food, sustainability, and the protection of the environment, exemplifies this change.
ROMUN2015 will provide young participants with the unique opportunity to deal with the most pressing issues related to food security and sustainability, serving as a youth hub linking the main themes of Expo 2015 to the next practical steps drawn up by the Sustainable Development Agenda. The outcome of this Model UN event will be the adoption of the “Youth Road Map” on the UN SDGs, a document that will declare young people’s commitment to the promotion of a sustainable future and a youth plan to guide progress toward the “World They Want.” The Youth Road Map to be delivered to the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon.
Upwards of 500-700 highly talented young participants representing colleges, universities, and graduate schools from all around the world will be attending ROMUN2015. The event will also include the participation of prestigious institutional representatives.
The city of Rome is at the forefront of European and global diplomacy, hosting some of the most important international organizations, such as the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agriculture and Development (IFAD), and the World Food Programme (WFP). Its historical role as a promoter of dialogue among peoples lends an additional value to this unique experience.