Associazione Diplomatici, NGO in consultative status with ECOSOC, sponsored the Change the World Model United Nations (CWMUN) with the aim to convey to young people the sense of belonging to today’s global society, to bring forth their sense of responsibility towards the issues that affect our planet, and train them to encourage their concrete commitment as leaders and thinkers of tomorrow.
The concept standing behind CWMUN directly reflects Diplomatici’s global engagement pursued through educational means:
- Change the World MUN revolves around a specific theme which is developed on the most compelling international issues (global warming and climate change, water scarcity and sanitation, peace and security, human rights, world hunger and poverty, social and economic development, globalization, etc.). A different theme is c hosen every year and it constitutes the main topic of the whole conference, which is one of the features that makes CWMUN unique of its kind!
- Accurately reproducing the actual working procedures of the major UN multilateral bodies, CWMUN gives participants the opportunity to take on the role of ambassadors to the UN, representing the viewpoint of a single Member State or a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) within several different committees. During the conference, students from different countries cooperate with each other to build concrete proposals, negotiate to reach consensus, and eventually pass resolutions that represent the results of an intercultural creative process addressed to face our world’s most pressing troubles.