GMUN 2020

GMUN 2020 simulated four committees: the United Nations General Assembly
Third Committee: Social and Humanitarian Committee which discussed human
rights violations during Covid-19, the United Nations General Assembly First
Committee: Disarmament and International Security Committee which
discussed militarization in the Arctic, the United Nations Security Council which
discussed the situation in the South China Sea, and IFAD Executive Board
Committee which discussed the impact of Covid-19 on Food Security.

The Opening Ceremony took place on July 7th, 2020 at 10:00h CET over Zoom
Video Conferencing and was webcasted via the GMUN’s event page on IFAD’s
website and YouTube channel. The Opening Ceremony was opened with a
speech from the Conference Organizer and was chaired by the Secretary of IFAD, Mr. Luis Jiménes-McInnis.

It was joined by representatives from all three public
universities in Rome. For the University of Rome Tor Vergata the representative
was Ms. Sara Savastano who is also the Director of IFAD’s Research and Impact Assessment Division, for the University of Rome La Sapienza the representative
was Professor Pierluigi Montalbano, and Professor Silvia Nenci as the
representative for Roma Tre University

Day 2 (July 8th, 2020) of GMUN began with a presentation from the Chief
Economist at DG Sustainable Development, EU & International Relations of the
Italian Ministry of Environment, Professor Aldo Ravazzi Douvan, on Green
Diplomacy which lasted 40 minutes and was followed by 20 minutes of Q&A with
the participants. Professor Ravazzi is the current chair of the OECD Committee
on Environmental Performance Country Reviews.

The Closing Ceremony took place on July 8th, 2020 at 18:00h CET over Zoom
Video Conferencing and was webcasted via the GMUN’s event page on IFAD’s
website and YouTube channel. The Closing Ceremony had speeches from the Conference Organizer and Her Excellency the British Ambassador to Italy and non-resident Ambassador to San Marino - Ms Jill Morris, which was followed by a Q&A session.

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