Model United Nations Conference February 2017
Model United Nations Prague is a student organization where delegates from countries all over the world are invited to take place in mock United Nations debates. The Model United Nations conference has been hosted at the University of Economics since 2012 and during that year has been awarded “The Student Project of the Year” by the society for Project Management. This year, the conference began on Monday the 6th of February at the University of Economics in Prague and lasted until Thursday the 9th.
The seven committees represented were the United Nations Women (UN Women), European Council, UNESCO, UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and ECOFIN. Each committee had to debate and come up with a solution by the end of the four days. The committees are comprised of representatives from different countries representing that country of choice. With more than 200 delegates this year, they discussed problems such as strengthening international cooperation in preventing nuclear accidents in South Asia, human rights situation in the Syrian Arab Republic and more. Each delegate worked hard to promote their country’s position and key policies, practice their leadership abilities, and promote global dialog.
The PragueMUN delegates had the opportunity to mingle at the widely famous Café Louvre on Sunday, February 5th 2017, before beginning the weeklong conference. Throughout the week they participated in social activities such as scavenger hunts, dinners at local Czech restaurants, pub nights, and a mafia costume party to finish the week off.
Among the distinguished guests who came to the opening ceremony were PhDr. Ivan Jestřáb, the head of the UN Department of Czech Republic at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Barbora Krutáková from the UN Information Center Prague. MUN Prague was delighted to welcome these guests at the PragueMUN 2017.
MUN Prague would like to kindly thank all sponsors without whose help, the conference wouldn’t have been so enjoyable. They are Crocodille ČR, Česká Spořitelna, Donuter, Prague City Tourism and Starbucks. PragueMUN 2017 was held under the auspices of Jagello 2000, Prague City Hall, Ministry of Industry and Trade and United Nations Information Centre Prague whose patronages MUN Prague highly appreciates.