The Twelfth Session of Ghana International Model United Nations (GIMUN) will be held in Accra on 5–7 January, 2021 with strict observance of Government of Ghana’s COVID-19 Protocols. The theme for the conference is, “Dealing with the Challenges of a Decade of Global Transformation”. GIMUN 2021 will be both residential and online conference that will bring seven hundred young people together to simulate some Specialized Bodies of the United Nations. The conference discussions will focus on what must to be done in the next decade to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in the midst of growing global challenges.
The annual conference aims to prepare young people for global assignments by equipping them with leadership and diplomatic skills in research, writing, public speaking, lobbying and negotiations. It also raises the awareness on the role the United Nations plays in world affairs and to encourage the next generation of leaders to get involved in global issues. Several measures have been taken to ensure that the simulation accurately reflects the way the UN works. The conference shall therefore be moderated by very experienced young people. An intensive training session will be conducted online for conference officials by the UN Information Center, Accra prior to the conference.
Several Diplomats and Academics including the former United Nations Resident Coordinator, former Director of United Nations University’s Institute of Natural Resources in Africa, the former Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, the former Danish Ambassador, the former Indian High Commissioner, the former Deputy Head of Missions of Netherlands Embassy, The former Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Academics and Students’ Affairs(University of Ghana), the Dean of Students’ Affairs of the University of Ghana and staffs of United Nations Information Center, Accra and UNDP have been guests at past conferences.
GIMUN would work closely with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration; Ministry of Education; United Nations Information Center, Accra; United Nations University; National Youth Authority; National Union of Ghana Students; and many youth groups to ensure a successful conference. GIMUN 2021 will be much inclusive to ensure it is gender balanced and provides an equal chance for youth from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds.
Online application is opened at www.thegimun.org until 10 December, 2020.