Rabat - Rabat, the capital city of Morocco, hosted from November 16 to 19 the only Model United Nations conference in Africa.
Rabat – Rabat, the capital city of Morocco, hosted from November 16 to 19 the only Model United Nations conference in Africa.
The theme of the second annual Model United Nations (MUN) Morocco was new challenges of human rights.
The conference was organized by National Observatory of Children’s Rights in collaboration with World Human Rights Forum and the International University of Rabat.
The conference featured a standard Opening Ceremony, committee sessions, the General Assembly, and the closing ceremony.
In the closing ceremony, Jose Antonio Villena-Pepe, the conference’s Secretary General, said, “I’m in Morocco because I want to change the world, a world where we are not going to be judged not by our skin nor our religion.”
The MUN Morocco, the first Moroccan International MUN, offered the chance for young Moroccan and international delegates to learn democratic principles, while debating multiple topics, chosen with care, in order to focus on issues relevant to children and youth.
On the sidelines of the conference, the organization team surprised the delegates and the committee chairs with several treats, including a trip to Casablanca, where the chairs and delegates had the honor to visit The Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in Morocco and Africa and the 7th largest in the world. At 210 meters, its minaret is the world’s tallest. Furthermore, they paid a short visit to the Hassan II Mosque Casablanca Mediatheque.
Mrs. Lotte Irbe, who is studying Intercultural Relations between Latvia, France, and Belgium at the Latvian Academy of Culture, told MWN that the “Moroccan youth has this incredible opportunity to succeed, not just because of their positivity, passion, and thirst for knowledge, but also for knowing at least three languages: Arabic, French and English.”
At the end of the conference, the delegates drafted a number of resolutions and recommendations under the supervision of their highly qualified international and local chairs. On the same note, these resolutions and recommendations will be sent to the United Nations in order to be taken into considerations.
Edited by Timothy Filla