Bucharest International Student Model United Nations Conference 2018 is an academic simulation of several bodies of the United Nations, held in English and organized by UN Youth Association of Romania.
UN committees simulations, known as “Model United Nations” have a long tradition in numerous prestigious universities across the globe, being recognized as important forums for debate due to their ability to provide viable solutions to current issues on the international agenda.
Since the first academic simulation of decision-making in the United Nations, held in 1952 at Harvard University, the phenomenon of "MUN" has expanded globally and attracts an increasing number of students, particularly in the fields of political science, international relations, diplomacy, law, economics, cultural studies and others.
In the past 10 years, this kind of academic debates gained more and more significance in Romania, as the number of people interested increased each year. Celebrating its 10th edition, the BISMUN Conference, has consolidated itself as being the signature MUN in Romania and South-Eastern Europe.
The BISMUN 2018 Conference will simulate the following committees: the UN Security Council, the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the 1st Committee of the GA (DISEC), the 3rd Committee of the GA (SOCHUM), the 4th Committee of the GA (SPECPOL), the UN Human Rights Council and the Crisis Committee. Having the general theme “The Implementation of Agenda 2030 - Local Solutions with Global Impact” and this aspect will be reflected both in the choice of committees, as well as in the topics discussed.
The main objectives of BISMUN 2018 Conference are: encouraging participatory democracy, raising awareness of the role of the UN, informing youth about the decision-making mechanisms of the UN, promoting multiculturalism and advocating against discrimination, developing solidarity and promoting tolerance, fostering mutual understanding between youth in different countries, raising awareness of environmental responsibility and of the Sustainable Development Goals among the youth.
The 10th Edition of the Bucharest International Student Model United Nations Conference will take place from the 21st to the 26th of March 2018 in Bucharest and it will bring together over 300 participants from the European Union and from many countries all over the world.
As an official partner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UN Youth Romania has pledged itself to support Romania's campaign for the 2019 UN Security Council election. Therefore, as an official project of the campaign, the conference is going to simulate the upcoming elections for the UN Security Council.
With 10 continuos editions, the BISMUN conference prides itself by promoting high standards of quality in organizing and conducting the events, ensuring circumstances of relevant academic experience for participants and strengthening institutional and academic partnerships with the major relevant institutions in Romania, aimed at the further and continuous development of the project.