25th Anniversary of BiH’s Membership in UN

On this day 25 years ago Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia became Member States of the United Nations. Ever since, these states have been elected for non-permanent members of the Security Council at various times. In this short, yet remarkable period, all three states have been profoundly promoting peace, international and trade relations and endorsing tolerance and human rights. Thank you Hrvatsko društvo za Ujedinjene narode / Croatian United Nations Association and United Nations Association of Slovenia for promoting the very same ideals in your local societies.

Also, we would like to use this opportunity to thank the United Nations in BiH and UNDP Bosnia and Herzegovina for recognizing  the importance of our work and supporting the first edition of Sarajevo Model UN.

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons and Sarajevo Model UN

Info Presentation

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Our Thursday is already booked, but what about yours?

If you are looking for a chance to show off your english vocabulary, your ability of work in the multilateral organisations, as well to gain new and improve your old skills?
Then, Sarajevo Model UN is the real deal for you!

Sarajevo MUN is an academic simulation in which participants have the possibility to learn more about the principles of diplomacy, international relations, as well as with the formal procedures in decision making in the multilateral organisations, like the UN Security Council, the Council of Europe, the IMF, etc.

The first Sarajevo Model UN was held last year, and was officially opened by Mr. Stjepan Mesić, former President of Republic of Croatia. This year’s Sarajevo MUN will be implemented in the cooperation with the European Law Student Association of Sarajevo (ELSA Sarajevo), in the period of the 21st till the 24th of September.

As a goal to get better every year, we are hosting the INFO Presentation of Sarajevo MUN for high school students in the Canton Sarajevo, to introduce the concept of the MUN world.

So, future fellow delegates, come to Vijeće mladih Općine Stari Grad and find out what does the MUN stand for.


Mi znamo gdje ćemo biti ovog ČETVRTKA, a vi?

Tražite super priliku da se iskažete u poznavanju engleskog jezika, rada u multilaterarnim organizacijama, te da steknete i poboljšate stečene vještine?
Sarajevo Model UN je onda prava stvar za vas.

Sarajevo Model United Nations je akademska simulacija u kojoj se učesnici aktivno upoznaju sa načelima diplomatije, međunarodnih odnosa, te formalnim procedurama u donošenju odluka unutar multilateralnih organizacija kao što su primjera radi Vijeće sigurnosti, Evropsko vijeće i Međunarodni monetarni fond pri Ujedinjenim nacijama.

Prvo izdanje Sarajevo Model UN konferencije se održalo prošle godine, koju je svečano otvorio gospodin Stjepan Mesić, bivši predsjednik Republike Hrvatske, kao i mnogi drugi. Ovogodišnje izdanje Sarajevo Model UN konferencije će se održati u saradnji sa Evropskim udruženjem studenata prava (ELSA) Sarajevo i to u periodu između 21.-24. septembra 2017. godine.

U nadi da postignemo bolje rezultate nego prošle godine, sa kojima smo, usput rečeno jako zadovoljni, želimo da organizujemo info čas za srednjoškolce u Kantonu Sarajevo, kako bismo im objasnili sve ono što trebaju znati za učestovanje u simulaciji, proceduralni dio a pritom i odgovorili na pitanja.

Dođite u Vijeće mladih Općine Stari Grad, i zakoračite u MUN svijet.

SARAJEVO MODEL UN IN CONQUEST OF MOSTIMUN

Sarajevo Model UN had a chance to go to a diplomatic mission to strengthen ties with our partner MOSTIMUN.

Four of our representatives took part of the MOSTIMUN and did theirs tasks with pride and excellence: Meliha Muherina (in the capacity of Deputy Secretary General), Mak Selimović (Chair of the Futuristic Security Council) and two little pioneers – Fatima Pobrklić (delegate of the Arab Republic of Egypt in the Council of Arab League) and Din Kajmakovic (delegate of The United Arab Emirates)

Debates? Oh, they were fruitful and juicy from day one! Fatima and Din were bravely defending colors of their countries, especially during the topic of Religious Minorities. However, after long excessive negotiations – Arab peace was born! The document, a multi-faceted communiqué made in Cairo, on the 4th of Shaban, 1438, was put forward by representatives who believe in the true religion.

“Aqua – drama” – yes, it is a new term. And what does it stand for? Short answer is: Water Security in the Middle East. In a stunning turn of events, the main guilt was on Egypt, because they did not want to share their scarce water resources of the Nile. What selfishness and greed! At the end, a huge milestone happened- Arab countries made a deal to attack Europe and loot European water resources. Believers and non-believers were working together on important issues and solved one of the biggest problems. What a story! It looks like Arab League is having a prosperous present.

Our charming Din Kajmakovic even got an Honorable Mention for his simon-pure devotion.

However, we cannot fail to mention the social life that our crew had. After a long day success of delegates was rewarded with new friendships, and something many more. (wink, wink).

That is why Sarajevo Model UN thanks our friends for inviting us, and hosting us, and for giving us an amazing five days. We look forward for a future cooperation, which is undoubted.

Sarajevo Model UN at NGO Mala Press Conference

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Members of the Sarajevo MUN PR Department had the chance to be present on the Press Conference, which took place on the 10th of May, in the Muncipality of Stari Grad.

Significance of such an event is life-saving; NGO “Mala” is hosting a manifestation “Za zdravlje, za sutra, za banku koštane srži”, who’s main goal is to fundraise enough money and allow the BH Banking of Bone Narrow to become an official member of the BMDW.

Even YOU can donate money simply by tuning into TV channels such as TV Pink, TVSA, TV Hayat and by giving them a call – on the 16th of May 2017, from 18:00h (6:00PM).

Donate and save a life!

Sarajevo Model UN ’16 Conference Details

Conference Timing: September 30th – October 2nd, 2016
Conference Venue: Hotel Hills Butmirska rd. 18, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Contact us at delegates@sarajevomun.com

There are three admission cycles:
Early admission – before August 15, 2016 – 80 €
Regular admission – before September 15, 2016 – 90€
Local admission – from September 10 – 25, 2016 – 30€
***We also accept Delegations (5 delegates) – Delegations fees are 10% off. If you are interested to apply as delegation send us an email at delegates@sarajevomun.com

Letter from the Secretary-General:
https://sarajevomun.com/2016/07/19/letter-from-secretary-general

Participation fee for the Sarajevo Model UN ’16 Conference includes the following:
-Accommodation at Hotel Hills 5*
-2 nights
-access to hotel facilities (pool, gym, sauna etc.)
-participation in simulations
-academic lectures
-2 breakfast meals
-2 lunch meals
-1 welcome drink
-1 gala dinner
-1 gala dinner after-party at Skybar, Hotel Hills
-refreshments
-social and cultural events

COMMITTEES:
1) Security Council (UNSC);
2) World Health Organization (WHO);
3) European Council (EC);
4) Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC),

TOPICS:
– UNSC: “The Question of Peace and Security in Syria“ & „Deteriorating Political Crisis in Ukraine“
– WHO: „Responses to Zika Virus“ & „Genetically Modified Organisms“
– European Council: „Migration, Human Rights and Repercussions of Migration(s) on Member-States“ & „A New Face of the European Union in the Aftermath of Brexit“
– GCC: „GCC Response to the Situation in Yemen and Syria“ & „Common Currency in Member-States“

COUNTRY MATRIX:
https://sarajevomun.com/2016/07/22/country-matrix-sarajevo-model-un-16/

Lecturers:
HE Stjepan Mesić, former President of the Republic of Croatia
Mark A. Farha, Assistant Professor at Doha Institute
Emir Kremić, Director at Institute for Statistics of FB&H (PhD in Information Technology)

Other lecturers are TBA

Conference Agenda* (subject to change):

SEPTEMBER 30
TBA – Check-in at the Hotel
3 PM – Registration
4 PM until 6 PM – Pre-Conference Consultations
7 PM – Departure for the Opening Ceremony
8:30 PM – Opening Ceremony
10:30 PM – Return to the Hotel

OCTOBER 1
8 AM until 9 AM – Breakfast
9 AM until 12 PM – 1st Working Session
12 PM until 1 PM – Lunch
1 PM until 2 PM – Lecture
2 PM until 5 PM – 2nd Working Session
8:30 PM – Gala Dinner
10:30 PM – Gala Dinner Afterparty

OCTOBER 2
8 AM until 9 AM – Breakfast
9 AM until 12 PM – 3rd Working Session
12 PM until 1 PM – Lunch
1 PM until 2 PM – Lecture
2 PM until 5 PM – 4th Working Session
5:30 PM – Closing Ceremony

Please check the visa requirements to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina here: http://www.mvp.gov.ba/konzularne_informacije/vize/Default.aspx
We will provide assistance should you need a visa.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @SarajevoModelUN for more information.

DELEGATE APPLICATION LINK:

http://goo.gl/forms/ykdE6NeJXdChh5q73

Sarajevo Model UN ’16 – Study Guides

Study guide is an essential document of every Model UN committee, since it provides details of issues that will be discussed in your committee and enlightens specific issues that require immediate response form the International Community.

Please analyze study guides for Sarajevo Model UN ’16 committees by accessing links below.

Study Guide for the United Nations Security Council is available here

Study Guide for the World Health Organization is available here

Study Guide for the Gulf Cooperation Council is available here

Study Guide for the European Council is available here

Please note that Position Papers are due SEP 25th, 11:59 PM.

SARAJEVO MODEL UN MOCK/TRAINING SESSION

The Sarajevo student-run Model United Nations (MUN) group had their first mock-conference on Tuesday at Hotel Hills. It was a great success as participants were especially excited to practice and perfect their MUN skills. The Mock-MUN Session was held on August 30 and in preparation for the official and first-ever Sarajevo Model UN, happening from the 30th September to 2nd October.
The Mock Session started with the Secretary-General, Mak Selimović, introducing the details of the upcoming conference and announced that H.E. Stjepan Mesić, former President of the Republic of Croatia, Mark A. Farha a distinguished professor of International Affairs from Doha Institute (former Georgetown University visiting professor, Government Department) and Emir Kremić, Director of the Statistics Agency of the FBiH, will be speaking at the conference.
Chairing this simulation were Arijan Pranjić and his vice-chair Benjamin Tinjić, both studying Political Sciences & International Relations at the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Both are well qualified with many MUNs behind them.
The Mock Session was divided into two parts, half informative of the rules and procedure and the other half practicing the debate. In the first half, delegates commented that the chairs took the time to explain all the rules and procedures in a MUN, providing emphasis where the rules seemed to be ambiguous. The debate on the topic of North Korean nuclear testings in the Sea of Japan allowed the delegates to practice what they learned.
The debate started slowly, but as soon as the discussion started, delegates felt more comfortable voicing the opinions of their countries. Tension rose when the People’s Republic of China got in a heated debate with the United States of America over the proposed use of economic sanctions and deployment of US naval ships into the Sea of Japan to enforce stability in the Far East region.
After the draft Resolution was introduced, the delegates started realizing how debate can be used to work together with other delegates to draft a resolution. The delegates gathered during the unmoderated caucus to create a document that reflected the debate. The debate ended with an almost unanimous vote for the draft-resolution, except the Peoples Republic of China who voted no with rights, stating “We only voted no so show you all that we have veto power!”
Overall, the Mock Session was very well organized, making sure that all delegates were clear in what is to be of expected of them without overwhelming them. This Mock Session left delegates excited for the conference, yearning for more.
If you did not get a chance to attend the Mock Session, a recap will be posted soon. To find more information about the conference, please go to SarajevoMUN.com or find us on Facebook @Sarajevo Model UN. Make sure to like and share our page as we continue to post updates on the conference.

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This Sarajevo Model UN Mock Session was supported by: the United Nations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hotel Hills, HIFA Group, Municipality Centar Sarajevo, Oaza, AS Group, IBL, Dnevni Avaz, Radiosarajevo.ba, N1 TV, Oslobođenje, FENA, Mreža za izgradnju mira.

Country Matrix Sarajevo Model UN ’16

United Nations Securtiy Council
1.Angola
2. Egypt
3. France
4. Iran (Observer)
5. Iraq (Observer)
6. Japan
7. Lebanon (Observer)
8. Malaysia
9. New Zealand
10. People’s Republic of China
11. Russian Federation
12. Senegal 13. Spain
14. Syria (Observer)
15. Turkey (Observer)
16. Ukraine
17. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
18. United States of America
19. Uruguay
20. Venezuela (Bolivarian Rep)

World Health Organization – Executive Board
1. Albania
2. Andorra
3. Argentina
4. Brazil
5. Canada
6. China
7. Congo
8. Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
9. Democratic Republic of The Congo
10. Dominican Republic
11. Egypt
12. Eritrea
13. France
14. Gambia
15. Japan
16. Jordan
17. Kazakhstan
18. Kuwait
19. Liberia
20. Malta
21. Namibia
22. Nepal
23. New Zealand
24. Pakistan
25. Philippines
26. Republic of Korea
27. Russian Federation
28. Saudi Arabia
29. South Africa
30. Suriname
31. Sweden
32. Thailand
33. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
34. United States of America

European Council
1. Austria
2. Belgium
3. Bulgaria
4. Croatia
5. Cyprus
6. Czech Republic
7. Denmark
8. Estonia
9. Finland
10. France
11. Germany
12. Greece
13. Hungary
14. Ireland
15. Italy
16. Latvia
17. Lithuania
18. Luxembourg
19. Malta
20. Netherlands
21. Poland
22. Portugal
23. Romania
24. Slovakia
25. Slovenia
26. Spain
27. Sweden
28. United Kingdom (Observer)

Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC)
1. Bahrain
2. Kuwait
3. Oman
4. Qatar
5. Saudi Arabia
6. United Arab Emirates