The conference, with its decades of history, was organized by the “World Federation of Model UN Associations” with the support of the Italian Diplomatic Academy NGO.
More than 2,000 young people from more than 150 countries around the world have had the opportunity to act as real UN ambassadors. During the three days of
the conference, participants from different UN tribunes spoke about topical issues of concern and offered their own solutions to problems.
The only representative of Armenia, 2nd year student of YSU Faculty of Law Igor Mirzakhanyan acted as the Ambassador of the Republic of South Korea. The participants of the Disarmament and International Security Committee discussed nuclear disarmament around the world.
“As a result of the three-day discussions, about three hundred young people, representing different countries’ stances and interests, were able to come to a common agreement and adopt a single resolution for the solution of the problem. This document will be presented to the real UN ambassadors and will be discussed at the organization’s general assembly,” - says YSU student.
At the end of the forum, Igor Mirzakhanyan was awarded the “Best Position Paper” prize.
“North Korea today has a serious role in this area, and the position of its immediate neighbor South Korea attracted considerable attention,” - says Mr. Mirzakhanyan.
The young lawyer underlined that the UN role model is a common exercise for those who want to know more about the UN and see themselves as leaders in the social and political spheres of their own country.
“Every year about 400,000 students are attending UN Model Conferences at all levels of education, from elementary school to university,” - says Igor Mirzakhanyan and adds that the youth should be active and participate in such events.