The first edition of the GMUN was held in July 2019 at the headquarters of IFAD. It brought together over 100 students, from Italy and abroad, which took part in the simulation of four committees of the United Nations. What sets the GMUN apart from other Model United Nations is its vision of academic cooperation and belief in equal access for all.
The GMUN emphasizes and promotes the need for cooperation among students, and youth in general, and the importance that such initiatives carry, as the participants build the in-person relationships that become a community of knowledge and practice articulating and strengthening an ambitious discourse on topics of global resonance.
Upon receiving positive feedback from last year’s participants, and motivated by the success of the previous event, we have decided to move forward with the idea of organizing the Global Model United Nations again
This year the GMUN will take place on the 7th and 8th of July via online live broadcasting, due to unforeseen circumstances and with respect to safety regulations, with the expected participation of 130 students, a good number of which are expected to be international students. The participants would be part of one of four committees; namely the United Nations General Assembly Third Committee, United Nations Security Council, the United Nations General Assembly First Committee (Disarmament and International Security Committee) and the IFAD Executive Board.