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National Model United Nations 2004, FU Berlin

Freie Universität Berlin - Fachbereich Rechtswissenschaft
und die
UNi-Gruppe der Deutschen Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen, Lv. Berlin-Brandenburg e.V.

Session of the High-Level Panel on Global Security Threats

Location: Freie Universität Berlin
Date: 4 - 5 March 2004

We cordially invite interested students from all faculties to participate in a session of the High Level Panel on Global Security Threats. The High-Level Panel was proposed to the General Assembly by Kofi Annan in September 2003. On 4 November 2003 he appointed the 16 members of the panel. The aim of the panel is, according to the terms of reference, "to recommend clear and pratical measures for ensuring effective collective action, based upon a rigorous analysis of future threats to peace and security, an appraisal of the contribution that collective action can make, and a thorough assessment of existing approaches, instruments and mechanisms, including the principal organs of the United Nations". For further information on the Panel please visit http://www.un.org/News/.

Members of the High-Level Panel: Anand Panyarachun (Thailand), Robert Badinter (France), João Clemente Baena Soares (Brazil), Gro Harlem Brundtland (Norway), Mary Chinery-Hesse (Ghana), Gareth Evans (Australia), David Hannay (United Kingdom), Enrique Iglesias (Uruguay), Amre Moussa (Egypt), Satish Nambiar (India), Sadako Ogata (Japan), Yevgeny Primakov (Russian Federation), Qian Qichen (China), Nafis Sadik (Pakistan), Salim Ahmed Salim (Tanzania), Brent Scowcroft (United States).

There will be 16 teams representing the members of the panel, each consisting of 2-3 students. For preparation purposes the participants will be provided with a Background Guide which contains information on the members of the High-Level Panel and the main challenges to Global Security today and in the future, as well as the Rules of Procedure and important documents. The participants are responsible for the preparation of their respective positions. There will be a mandatory Preparatory Meeting: 22 January 2004 (18 - 20 h), with an introduction to the session and the Rules of Procedure. For the documents as well as for catering there will be a delegate fee of € 15,00. Conference language will be English.

Application shall include:

  • Name, address/email, studies, semester
  • 3 team preferences
  • Short explanation of motivation

Application via email only: Security2004@uni-gruppe.de

Application deadline: 15 December 2003

Contact Addresses

For general inquiries: Wiss. Angestellte Peggy Wittke
Model United Nations
Lehrstuhl Prof. Dr. Kunig (FB Rechtswissenschaft)
Tel.: (030) 838 547 05 For the application procedure: Irene Weinz
UNi-Gruppe der Deutschen Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen, Lv. Berlin-Brandenburg e.V.
E-Mail: Security2004@uni-gruppe.de