Model United Nations — New Silk Way Conference dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the entry Kazakhstan and the Central Asian countries to the United Nations

The conference will focus on the work of Kazakhstan

at the UN Security Council


On February 24 and 25, 2017, the Library of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University will host the International «Model UN — New Silk Way» Conference. The conference is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the accession of Kazakhstan and Central Asian countries in the UN.

«Model UN» is a popular global program that runs in a format of brainstorming and student conference, as well as it is the best school for learning about diplomacy. It opens up a whole world of ideas, opinions, experiences, offering unique opportunities for self-realization and self-expression, validation and development of intellectual and creativity, knowledge and creative thinking.

“Model UN — New Silk Way” will allow to reproduce the United Nations work in real time, by the students of different universities of Almaty. On one day, students transform into diplomats act as representatives of the UN.

The event will be held on four committees:

United Nations General Assembly — «Nuclear Weapon Disarmament»

United Nations Security Council — «The Republic of Kazakhstan as Non-Permanent Member»

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) — «Climate Change and its Solutions in Central Asia (SDG-13)»

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) — «Scientific Development of Future Energy»

Participation in the Model United Nations conference contributes to the acquisition and improvement of public speaking skills, experience, high quality debate and overcoming the fear of public speaking. In addition, meetings are held in one of the official languages of the United Nations that allows participants to improve their knowledge of foreign languages. At the training seminar, students can learn about self-organization, the correct allocation of time building a future career at the international level.

Participants of Model UN — New Silk Way inspired by the message of the UN Secretary General, in which he urged the youth to realize their» political responsibility in an era of uncertainty.» According to the head of the UN, it will help future diplomats to achieve success and live up to the hopes and expectations, which confers on them the world community.

The event will be held with the support of the US Consulate General in Almaty and the UN Information Office, as well as Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. Special support to the participants of the Model UN – New Silk Way in the preparation of the United Nations has a representative of the Department of Public Information.

Program coordinators — Rafis Abazov (executive director of the program «Model UN New Silk Way» and a visiting professor at Al-Farabi KazNU) and Galiya Ibrayeva (Director of the Centre UN Academic Impact (UNAI) professor of Al-Farabi KazNU) — believe that «Model UN — New Silk Way» is a very important initiative. This is one of the few programs in the region of Central and South Asia, which allows students to independently discuss various global issues and strengthen the ties between the two countries in the spirit of the traditions of the Great Silk Way.




«Model UN New Silk Way» —

Professor Rafis Abazov — +7-727377 35 59

Professor Galiya Ibrayeva — +7-727377 32 64;  +7-701222 7772













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