University for Peace (UPEACE) will hold its annual international Model United Nations Conference (UPMUNC) under the general theme of ‘Security, Justice and Equality: Towards Sustainable World Peace’.  

From March 19th to March 21st 2014, high-school, undergraduate, and PhD students from all over the world, as well as members of the University for Peace community and members of international organizations, will come together at the main UPEACE campus in Costa Rica as part of UPMUNC 2014.

UPEACE was created in 1980 by resolution (35/55) of the United Nations General Assembly to provide humanity, spirit of mutual understanding and higher education for peace to the international community, giving this Model UN conference a special significance in terms of establishment and mission of UPEACE.

UPMUNC seeks to raise awareness about pressing global issues and to provide a platform to foster lively debates, and personal growth, among participants. It will be a superb opportunity for the participants to learn the workings of the UN system, the arts of high-level of diplomacy skills, and also to understand the contemporary international issues and challenges to the international community.

This year UPMUNC 2014 is comprised of 5 committees: the Security Council, UN Women, the UNEP, UNHRC, and UNHCR, as well as INGOs and a media team. The entire conference is organized and run by a dedicated group of UPEACE students.

“This year´s organizing committee is a professional and dynamic group of individuals coming from a diverse range of nations. This reflects the diversity, and challenging and cooperative spirit underlying the United Nations. We sincerely welcome your excellent participation in Costa Rica, and we look forward to meeting you on our beautiful campus,” said President of UPMUNC 2014 Board of Directors, William A. Montoya.

“Having a special message sent to us from Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon, addressed to UPMUNC 2014, the quality and diversity of delegates for this year, and the fact that UPMUNC 2014 takes place at the United Nations University for Peace is not only an exercise, but a complete experience for our delegates and observers” he added.

The closing ceremony will be on March 21st and concluded with a certificate presentation ceremony to honor the “Most in Character” and “Most Diplomatic” delegates in the committees.

Contact: Kiho Kwon, Media Coordinator UPMUNC 2014 (upmunc.mediateam@gmail.com)