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It is our great pleasure to announce that the 15th annual University for Peace Model United Nations Conference (UPMUNC) will be held on our campus from 19-21 April, 2017, under the theme “Peace Through Diplomacy”.

This yearly event emphasizes the important role played by formal diplomatic structures such as the United Nations in preventing and responding to threats to international security and contributing to the noble pursuit of world peace. Given the complexity and transnational character of contemporary challenges faced by the international community, we belive that understanding and engaging with the international system is more relevant and necessary now than ever before.

The issues and themes that will be addressed during this model United Nations conference represent real and pressing concerns to the international community as a whole, such as the continued scourge of war and threat of nuclear weapons, the displacement of populations across and within borders, patterns of global environmental degradation and climate change, and the ongoing struggle for basic human rights, equality and justice for all. As in real life, these challenges can only be addressed through international engagement and cooperation among nations, as well as with NGOs and wider civil society – and not through isolationism and disunity.

We look forward to joining with you in the spirit of diplomacy and working together to make the world a safer and more peaceful place.

 - UPMUNC Secretariat