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MUNSC’s third introductory meeting

(Photo - MUNSC)

On Monday, 13 October 2014, MUNSC’s third Executive Board organized the academic year’s introductory meeting at the premises of the United Nations Association of Slovenia (UNAS). For the third time, MUNSC welcomed some familiar and many new faces on the Slovenian MUN scene by introducing the club, our previous successes, UNAS, the Executive Board and our plans for the next 12 months. Moreover, the guest speaker, Professor Dr. Bojko Bučar, UNAS President and the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, addressed the audience in his welcoming speech.

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Introductory meeting of Model United Nations Slovenia Club

Symbolic photo. (Photo - internet)

You are invited to become a member of Model United Nations Slovenia Club (MUNSC), which is a part of the United Nations Association of Slovenia’s (UNAS) youth section.

The first Slovenian Model United Nations (MUN) club offers an interactive and exciting way to improve your understanding of the United Nations, its entities, rules of procedure and how to formulate international documents. You will be able to upgrade your skills in research, public speaking, debating, critical thinking, teamwork and leadership. Once you are a MUNSC member, you can pursue these skills in the position of a delegate, chairperson or journalist.

If you have no experience with MUN simulations, this is not a problem, since MUNSC Executive Board members (Nikolina Čenić, Meliha Muherina, Vid Tomić, Karolina Praček and Adriana Aralica) will introduce you to the rules of procedure, preparation of documents and other MUN particularities. We will organize different workshops, lectures and simulations to guide you through each of these, so that you are properly prepared for the participation in MUNs. MUNSC functions in accordance with the needs and wishes of its members. The Executive Board is always open to suggestions and opinions regarding MUNSC activities. Becoming a MUNSC member will allow you to meet people from a variety of cultures based across the globe, and you will gain much more from these people than you could ever expect.

This year’s introductory meeting will be held on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 18.00 in the premises of UNAS (Cankarjeva 1, 1000 Ljubljana – second floor), but most regular sessions will be held at the Faculty of Social Sciences (Kardeljeva ploščad 5, 1000 Ljubljana).

Applications for membership in MUNSC are due to be sent by Sunday, October 19, 2014. You can apply during the introductory meeting or by e-mail munsc@unaslovenia.org.

For more information visit our website: http://munsc.webs.com/

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Thank you to supporters of the Summer School on the UN

The international youth conference titled “Summer school on the United Nations: Youth competencies for the challenges of the globalized world” was successfully concluded. The conference addressed various issues from the UN agenda and also various skills that are necessary for young people to effectively address the challenges of the globalized world. Success of the conference is an important incentive for UNA Slovenia volunteers and further international cooperation of UNA Slovenia.

The conference could not be organized without the support of the U.S. Embassy of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences, UN Information Service Vienna, Students’ Organization of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenian Tourist Information Centre, Spirit Slovenia and Triglav Insurance Company. We would sincerely like to thank all supporters!

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Successful conclusion of the »Summer School on the United Nations«

Participants and the organizing team. (Photo - Jana Mahorčič)United Nations Association of Slovenia organized the “Summer school on the United Nations: Youth competencies for the challenges of the globalized world” held from 10th until 12th September 2014 at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana. The 3-days conference was attended by 30 young activists from Slovenia and abroad.

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The last day of the summer school begins

Assistant Professor Janja Vuga, PhD, from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Mr. Blaise Ndamnsah from the Casa of CARA Refugee Centre in Gradisca D'isonzo. (Photo - Jana Mahorčič)11 September 2014 - Thursday went by in a working but spontaneous atmosphere. In the morning we listened to the introduction on peacekeeping, peace operations of United Nations and challenges that peacekeepers are facing when going on a mission abroad prepared by Assistant Professor Janja Vuga, PhD, from the Faculty of Social Sciences. Mr. Blaise Ndamnsah from the Casa of CARA Refugee Centre in Gradisca D'isonzo delivered a lecture on international protection systems, treatment of refugees in European Union and bureaucratic and legal issues. He also introduced the importance of  cultural mediation, which is among his main activities.

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