Model United Nations Conference on Environment and Development

22. bis 27. April 2018 | IUFE ist Side Partner der UN MUNESD

The Model United Nations Conference on Environment and Development from 22nd-27th April 2018 gives participants interested in the field of environment, sustainability, biodiversity and international climate agreements the opportunity to discuss these crucial points on an international and scientific scale and develop their ideas in an international resolution.

  • When: 22nd-27th April 2018
  • Where: Vienna International Centre, one of the official places of United Nations
  • Details:

The event will be organized for youth interested in the field of sustainability, environment and the work of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as well as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and other organizations.

For the Conference itself, various water directives and environmental protection agreements will serve as a basis for the ongoing work of the conference as well as the Draft Covenant on Environment and Development of the IUCN, which is still being updated and not officially accepted by legal governments.  During the plenary session, the delegates will have the task of creating a global functioning resolution.

This time, the primary focus is not only on carbon dioxide reduction goals but also on the protection of water, soil and food security around the world and its associated risks, like terrorism, migration and pollution. The new resolution formed by the participants embodies a blueprint for the protection and preservation of oceans, lakes, rivers, streams and other waterways, as well as ground water and soils. Topics covered during the discussions could be agriculture and forest management, biodiversity and sustainable tourism.

During the simulation, participants will take the role of delegates of the 196 countries in the COP of UNFCCC. In order to back the discussion with more scientific background, there will be a diplomatic delegate and a scientific one, working together on each country and supporting each other. Participants can choose the country and the poition of either taking the role of a diplomat or an expert. The countries will be given according to a first come first serve principle. As we can only provide 90 places it is upon the delegates to decide which countries they want to represent and which not. In addition, delegates can also choose to represent FAO, UN environment and international NGOs.

  • Organizers around David Meinel (Project Manager): here
  • Main & Side Partners: here (IUFE is one of the Side Partners of the UN MUNESD 2018)