UNODC promotes training on Model UNs

Brasilia, 26 September, 2018 - The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) opens on Wednesday (26) the registrations for the training sessions on United Nations Models (known as MUNs). Students and teachers at the secondary and university levels can attend one of the five sessions offered. There will be 25 seats per session.

Subscriptions for all sessions can be made through this link. In the case of   high demand, the enrollees will be selected according to criteria of representativeness and gender parity.

The training venues and dates are as follows:

Midwest Region - Brasília, 15 October,  2018

Southeast Region - São Paulo, 19 October, 2018, in partneship with  SPMUN and PUC-SP.

Northeast Region  - Natal,  27  October, 2018,  in partnership with SOI and UFRN.

North Region - Manaus, 24 November, 2018,  in partnership wit h MUNdi and UFAM.

South Region - Porto Alegre, 8 December, 2018,  in partnership with UFRGSMUN  and UFRGS.

The registration deadlines for each session are:

Brasília - 10/07/2018, at 11:59 P.M.

São Paulo - 10/07/2018, at 11:59 P.M.

Natal - 10/14/2018, at 11:59 P.M.

Manaus - 11/04/2018, at 11:59 P.M.

Porto Alegre - 11/19/2018, at 11:59 P.M.

The activity is part of the Education for Justice (E4J) programme, an agency initiative developed as part of the UNODC Global Programme to implement the Doha Declaration.

The E4J aims to build a culture of legality among children and young people through the provision of educational materials appropriate to each age group, on issues related to criminal justice, crime prevention and the rule of law, integrating these materials into the curricula of all levels of education.

At the levels of secondary and higher education, the Model United Nations (MUNs) stand out as successful initiatives to promote education about the UN and its mandates. This is done through active involvement and the leadership of the students as well as the educators who supervise them.

The main objective of the training is to enhance the ability of United Nations Simulations to include areas related to the UNODC mandate in their conferences, as well as to encourage the use of the E4J Resource Guide for MUNs, an online guide launched in 2017 to assist organizers and students participants in United Nations Simulation conferences dealing with crime prevention, criminal justice and other aspects of the rule of law.

Among the topics to be covered in the training are: UNODC and its Mandates on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice; potential UNODC topics for United Nations Model Conferences; how to search the UNODC Mandate Area Topics.

Other topics include: how to use the United Nations Official Document System; simulation of committees relevant to the areas of UNODC mandate; possible committees related to UNODC; how UNODC field offices and MUNs can work together.

The training is free, but it is up to the selected participants to manage their individual travel expenses and possible accommodation.

For more information:

Rodrigo Araujo - - esc: (61) 3204-7223.

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