"Model UN - New Silk Way"


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24th and 25th February 2017 at the Library of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University will be held training and student international Model United Nations, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the accession of Kazakhstan and Central Asian countries in the UN. "Model UN - New Silk Way" - is a popular global program that runs in a mode of brainstorming and student conference, as well as the best school, opens up a whole world of ideas, opinions, experiences, offering unique opportunities for self-realization and self-expression, validation and development of intellectual and creativity, knowledge and creative thinking.

Model UN - New Silk Way allowed to reproduce the United Nations work in real time, by the students of different universities of Almaty. On one day, students transform into diplomats act as representatives of the UN.

The event will be held on four committees:

United Nations General Assembly - "Nuclear Weapon Disarmament"

United Nations Security Council - "The Republic of Kazakhstan as Non-Permanent Member"

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) - "Climate Change and its Solutions in Central Asia (SDG-13)"

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - "Scientific Development of Future Energy"

 Participation in the Model United Nations contributes to the acquisition and improvement of public speaking skills, experience, high quality debate and overcoming the fear of public speaking. In addition, meetings are held in one of the official languages ​​of the United Nations that allows participants to improve their knowledge of foreign languages. At the seminar-training, students will learn to self-organization, the correct allocation of time building a future career at the international level.

Participants of Model UN - New Silk Way inspired by the message of the UN Secretary General, in which he urged the youth to realize their" political responsibility in an era of uncertainty. " According to the head of the UN, it will help future diplomats to achieve success and live up to the hopes and expectations, which confers on them the world community.

The event will be held with the support of the US Consulate General in Almaty and the UN Information Office, as Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. Special support to the participants of the Model UN – New Silk Way in the preparation of the United Nations has a representative of the Department of Public Information, the head of the UN Information Office in Kazakhstan Vlastimil Samek, which emphasizes the importance of the event, addressed to young people and students in the region of Central and South Asia.

Program coordinators - Rafis Abazov (executive director of the program "Model UN New Silk Way" and a visiting professor at Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi.), And Galia Ibraeva (Director of the Centre UN Academic Impact professor of Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi.) - Believe that " Model UN - New Silk Way "is a very important initiative. This is one of the few programs in the region of Central and South Asia, which allows students to independently discuss various global issues and strengthen the ties between the two countries in the spirit of the traditions of the Great Silk Way.




"Model UN New Silk Way» - silkway.modelun@gmail.com

Professor Rafis Abazov - r.abazov@yahoo.com 8727377 35 59

Professor Galia Ibraeva - galiya.ibrayeva@gmail.com 8727377 32 64 8701222 7772