The Responsibility to Protect. Bewerbungsschluß: 20. Oktober 2008.
News vom 19.09.2008
Model United Nations Conference in co-operation with the Federal Foreign Office
Berlin, 26 November 2008
Concerning the Darfur conflict, the then UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan invoked the emerging concept of the responsibility to protect, emphasising that “this is no time for the middle ground of half measures or further debate”. The World Summit in 2005 adopted a resolution containing a general outline of the concept, which has yet to be substantiated by the Security Council.
In order to ensure an effective role in the maintenance of international peace and security, the Security Council has convened a Special Session on 26 November 2008 in Berlin. Together with diplomats from Iraq, students from all departments are invited to represent the current members of the Council.
For your preparation, we will provide a comprehensive Background Guide. Additionally, there will be two mandatory preparation meetings where all delegations will meet and participants are introduced to the topic and the rules of procedure. Please note that delegations are asked to prepare Position Papers. The Conference language will be English.
It is possible to receive credits (Schlüsselqualifikationsschein, FB Rechtswissenschaft) if you additionally write a paper.
Members of the Security Council in 2008: Belgium, Burkina Faso, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, France, Indonesia, Italy, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Panama, Russian Federation, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam.
Conference Fee: € 15,- (for preparation and conference material, as well as catering during the conference)
Applications are to be sent via email until 20 October 2008 to Peggy Wittke.
Your application should include:
• Personal Details (Name, Address, Phone, Email)
• Short CV
• Field of studies and number of semesters
• 3 country preferences
• Short letter of motivation
For further information please contact:
Wiss. Angestellte Peggy Wittke (Director)
Model United Nations / Model European Union
Lehrstuhl Univ.-Prof. Dr. Philip Kunig
Freie Universität Berlin
Phone: (030) 838 547 05Email: email@example.com