Thursday, May 7, 2015

International Model United Nations in Rome


The Italian Society for International Organizations (SIOI – the Organization that trains post-graduate students to enter into careers in diplomacy) and the United States Diplomatic Missions to Italy have launched ROMUN2015, the International Model United Nations, which will take place in Rome from October 16 to 20, 2015.
ROMUN2015 will provide young participants with the unique opportunity to deal with some of the most pressing issues related to food security and sustainability, serving as a youth hub linking the main themes of Expo Milano 2015 to the next practical steps drawn up by the Sustainable Development Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The outcome of this Model UN event will be the adoption of a “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”.
Upwards of 400-500 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, which is at the forefront of European and global diplomacy and hosts some of the most important International Organizations, such as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), lends an additional value to this unique experience. 
We would appreciate it if you could widely disseminate information about ROMUN2015 among your students and promote their participation.
For any further information you may require, please find enclosed herewith all the documents related to the event and visit the website www.romunsioi.org.
Should you need further assistance or additional information about the application procedures, please feel free to contact SIOI offices at romun@sioi.org or at +39066920781.    
Sincerely,
                                                                                    Antoinette C. Hurtado
                                                                                    Public Affairs Officer
U.S. Embassy to the Holy See