College students participate in GIMUN

Date

Saturday 12.03.11 to Friday 18.03.11

Location

Genève
Switzerland

A delegation of ten students from the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies participated successfully in the 12th session of the bilingual UN simulation Geneva International Model United Nations (GIMUN).

The GIMUN took place from 12-18 March 2011 in the Palais des Nations, the UN Office in Geneva.

The overall topic of the GIMUN 2011 Conference was “Women and Development - Promoting a Gender-Balanced Approach to Development Ethics”.

Diana COCORU (RO) and Francesca FENTON (UK) both represented Hungary, respectively in the new agency ‘UN Women’ and in the Human Rights Council. Both played a crucial role in the drafting of the Convention on the “Elimination of Violence against Women” and of the resolution on “Human Trafficking”.

Martin PAVLUS (SK) represented France in the General Assembly’s 6th Committee (Legal). Mariana ROIBU (MD) spoke for the United Kingdom in the Security Council.

Maud FICHET (FR), Caroline GUYOT (US) and Ali ZAKI (MA) represented respectively Italy, Slovakia and France in the Economic and Social Council. The three of them were decisive to reach a consensus on the resolutions they drafted, on “protecting climate refugees” and on “combating gender disparities in labour conditions”.

Duarte GRAÇA (PT) and Anna KARAFOULIDOU (CY) represented respectively Belgium and France in the Historical Security Council, where the issue at stake was the Kashmir conflict in 1948. Charles THEPAUT (FR) was the EU bloc representative for all committees.

Alexandre JULLY (FR) was the Academic Assistant coaching the College of Europe team.