The GIMUN Team in partnership with the United Nations Information Centre, Accra with support from the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) will be organizing the Seventh Session of Ghana International Model United Nations Conference in Accra, Ghana on 5th – 9th January, 2016. The theme for next year’s GIMUN is, “Pursuing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – Reaffirming the Relevance of the United Nations in Achieving a Comprehensive Global Development Agenda.” The conference will bring together global-thinking high school and tertiary level students and other young people not more than thirty years to simulate the General Assembly and other Specialized Bodies of the United Nations. They will focus on showcasing the role which the United Nations will play in the coming years towards making the people of the world better through the set Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The last conference took into accounts the gains made so far with respect to the Millennium Development Goals which were set in the year 2000 and are expected to be achieved by the end of the year 2015; and how we can set the right path towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which will replace the MDGs by January, 2016. The next conference will bring to bear the role the United Nations have been playing and would continue to play in advancing human course especially when it turns 70 this year.
The conference aims to prepare young people for global assignments by equipping them with leadership skills which would be required of them when they get the opportunity to manage the UN. It also raises the awareness on the role the United Nations plays in world affairs and to encourage the next generation of leaders to get involved in global issues.
The Diplomatic Lectures which was added to the conference programme this year and were delivered by H.E. Ajaneesh Kumar (Dep. Indian High Commissioner); Dr. Vladimir Antwi Danso (Senior Research Fellow, LECIAD) and Dr. Osei Kusi will also see improvement with another set of influential Diplomats to lecture on thought-provoking topics. Many influential people, Diplomats and Ambassadors students are yearning to meet will also be invited to the conference to interact with the young people.
GIMUN 2016 will be much inclusive to ensure it is gender balanced and provides an equal chance for students from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds to participate. Delegates will be provided three square meal and accommodation; internal transportation throughout the conference period; GIMUN branded t-shirts, folders, pens; and certificates of participation.
Delegates’ online application has been opened at www.thegimun.org. So far, participants are expected from twenty six countries. You can’t miss this chance!