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Student Model of the UN Security Council – Historical simulation

3rd April 2017

 
For already fourth time one of the one-day simulations of the UN Security Council session we organise in cooperation with the UN Information Centre in Prague is going to take place in April.
This time you can again look forward to a historical simulation of the UNSC session, which we organised last year for the first time and it was successful amongst the participants.

Come and try the role of a UN Ambassador, meet new friends and old faces, or try out a brand new element we prepared – we call it the Country Position Rating System, which is basically a system of requirements for each of the countries’ representatives.

  • Date: Monday 3rd April 2017
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Venue: UN Information Centre Prague (Železná 24, Praha 1)
  • Capacity: 15 delegates
  • Language: Czech
  • Delegate fee: CZK 100

The fee includes topic-related printed materials, lunch in the premises of the Centre, refreshments during coffee breaks, and enough hot and cold drink throughout the day.

The application form for high school and university students was available from 13th March (6:00 p.m.)
till 20th March midnight
.

The topic of this historical simulation is “Turkish invasion of Cyprus“:

Cypurs, 1974, 20th July.

Before the crack of dawn, ships full of heavily armed Turkish troops arrive to the coasts of Cypriot Kyrenia on the order of Ankara. This all as a conseqence of the pro-Greek right-wing extremists’ attempt of coup d’état and assassination of the president. Yet, they experience Greek-Cypriot ultranationalists’ resistance and first blood is shed.
The very same day, the United Nations call for respecting the territorial sovereignty of Cyprus, but Turkey answers with tough and uncompromising conditions and further aggresive progress, which bring civil causalities, for which both of the sides are responsible.

Three years later the UN Security Council has a sessions and you, as its member, have to find answers to questions regarding the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. Time is running, though, and every day, hundreds of Cypriots are dying or being expelled from their homes. It seems that both of the sides fear nothing in the fling of nationalism…