ROME - 1,500 young people dictate the agenda of future

"This is an opportunity to get closer to the extraordinary spirit and functioning of the international organizations - said Stefano Baldi, Director of the Diplomatic Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs - . Being able to experience as first person the dynamics of the negotiation will allow each of these youth a better understanding of the values of the comparison, synthesis, and multiculturalism."


At the headquarters of the FAO, from March 13th to 17th, will be held the fifth edition of the Rome Model United Nations. This is the largest simulation of the works of the UN in Europe dedicated to young people, and it rewards skills and merits of boys and girls who want to address some of the most relevant issues of international debate. Focus this year will be:"Beyond 2015: a new agenda for development."


The participants, from over one hundred countries, will address the topic in the role of a representative of the United Nations and will become part of the seven distinct institutional bodies: the UN General Assembly, the UN Security Council, FAO, the International Court of Justice, Council of European Union, the International Telecommunication Union and the Council for Human Rights of the United Nations.


The event has been organized by the Youth in the World, under the patronage of the UN Roman food pole, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Italian Representation of the European Commission and the regions of Lazio, Valle d'Aosta, Emilia Romagna, Piedmont, Campania, Lombardia, Abruzzo and Sicily.