"Maintenance of international peace and security: destruction and trafficking of cultural heritage by terrorist groups and in situations of armed conflict"
10-11-12 November 2017, Venice International University
This will be the second edition of the joint initiative of Venice International University, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and Venice Diplomatic Society (VDS), and this year the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights - EIUC.
The VeUMUN is an excellent opportunity for students to gain an understanding of multilateral diplomacy, and to hone their negotiating and leadership skills while practising public speaking. Participants will act like real UN delegates participating in sessions of various UN committees; a group of students will also form the Press Corps, reporting on developments during the weekend of activities.
The MUNs have certain common goals: providing a deeper understanding of multilateral diplomacy; strengthening negotiating and leadership skills; improving the ability to anticipate evolving scenarios of complex issues. In simulations lasting a few days, Delegates are called upon to debate about specific issues related to the domain of international relations ultimately producing a Resolution about the debated topic.
The Venice Universities' Model United Nations will take place at Venice International University with a focus on threatened heritage.
Places are limited and participation is open to students of Ca' Foscari, EIUC, VIU and VIU member universities with an interest in international relations, international law, cultural heritage and United Nations working procedures.
The participation in the VeUMUN simulations is free of charge. Lunch break and public transports are at participants’ expense.
VeUMUN benefits from the generous support of:
Europe Direct, a European network designed to inform citizens about the activities and opportunities offered by the European Union, is also partner of the event and will be present on November 10 with an informative desk and thematic publications.
Info: http://www.comune.venezia.it/europedirect - Eng: http://europa.eu/contact/index_en.htm
San Servolo - Servizi Metropolitani di Venezia, the company owned by the Metropolitan City of Venice, responsible for the management of the services on the island of San Servolo.
Info. http://servizimetropolitani.ve.it/ - Eng. http://servizimetropolitani.ve.it/en/
Application deadline: October 8
admitted candidates will be notified by: October 12
selected candidates must confirm their participation by: October 16.*
* Withdrawals after October 16 will be accepted without consequences only in case of: certified university commitments and health issues. Selected candidates who fail to show up on the first day of simulation without any of these justifications will be banned from similar VDS or VIU activites during the academic year.
Download VeUMUN Study Guide and Schedule (pp. 14-15) pdf 5.66 MB
Applications and attendance
The participation is open to students of Ca' Foscari, EIUC, VIU and VIU member universities. This activity is highly recommended for students attending the VIU course F1712 Global Governance for Peace and Security, Cooperation and Development (Prof. Sara De Vido).
A 30 h preparatory workshop will be organized at Ca' Foscari university, dedicated to Ca' Foscari students and compulsory for attendants of the HNMUN 2018 at Harvard.
An intensive workshop for VIU and EIUC students will be organized on San Servolo island on October 20 (2pm - 6.30 pm) and 21 (9 am - 1.30 pm).
Download VIU workshop schedule (pdf, 186 KB)
Participants must attend at least 70% of the activities (VeUMUN November 10-11-12 and the preparatory workshop), a certificate of attendance will be issued.
Participation and logistics:
Venice International University
Isola di San Servolo 30133 Venice - Italy
Tel. +39 041 2719 511
VeUMUN 2017 content and preparation:
Venice Diplomatic Society