BaLMUN 2018

Banja Luka Model of United Nations

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The BaLMUN conference is a three-day simulation of the work of the United Nations and includes the following: Social, Cultural and Humanitarian Committee, Environment Commission, Development Committee, Security Council, Economical and Financial Committee, Disarmament Committee. Through the participation in the BaLMUN conference high school students, aged 14 to 19, will try to become more informed and effective citizens of the world community.

The aim of the conference is to seek solutions to the various problems of the world through discussion, negotiation and debate. At BaLMUN, students play the roles of diplomats and learn to negotiate and debate in the formal way of the UN. According to the rules, every delegation represents one member-state of the UN but not their own one. Before the conference participants should research and prepare draft resolutions on the issues of the agenda (from the view of the country they represent). The official language of BaLMUN is English.

BaLMUN offers the Model United Nations conference, located in the beautiful city of Banja Luka. The city of Banja Luka is the second largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the administrative capital and largest city of the Republic of Srpska entity, located in the north-western part of the country. The city lies on the Vrbas river and is well known in the countries of the Former Yugoslavia for being full of tree-lined avenues, boulevards, gardens and parks. We would like to emphasize that beside the official activities participants will have ample opportunity to get familiar with the culture of the host country.

Žana Stević, BaLMUN Director


Organizers

Committees

Social, Cultural and Humanitarian Committee

Topics
Protection of privacy in the digital age Protection of women's rights regarding abortion

Environment Commission

Topics
Sustainable energy sources and urban ecosystems. Deforestation

Development Committee

Topics
Supporting the development of sustainable tourism Assessing the risks posed by artificial intelligence

Security Council

Topics
Discussing the consequences of the Iraqi-Kurdistan independence referendum. Venezuelan security crisis

Economical and Financial Committee

Topics
Free trade vs. Protectionism Regulating crypto-currencies

Disarmament Committee

Topics
Dealing with uncontrolled nuclear weaponry Mitigating security risks threats caused by former ISIS members returning to their home states.

Health Committee

Topics
Discussing health risks caused by the technological development Dealing with the health consequences caused by the use of radioactive substances in war.