This ambitious project FOSCAMUN 2014 was born thanks to a cooperation between Carol Baur Internacional of Quéretaro and Mexico City and Liceo Marco Foscarini of Venice, and from the will of students and teachers to bring the invaluable experience of a Model United Nations to a broader spectrum of students and staff in their own school.
A Model United Nations is a simulation of the debate and committees of the United Nations. Participants follow a strict protocol and rules of procedure. Delegates are informed of the country to which they have been assigned some time before the event so as to prepare adequately. A delegate representing an assigned country must respect the actual position of that country on the issues being debated and endeavour to obtain approval of a resolution written together with delegates of allied states.
We are sincerely convinced that participating in this kind of event provides participants with an opportunity to broaden their knowledge, improve their competence and develop their own integrity. The knowledge and the understanding of the complexity of international issues and the multiplicity of opinions and solutions that need to be considered and discussed in the committees represents an important step forward in the personal and collective development of young minds.
This is why we are truly proud to host the first Foscarini Model United Nations.