By Salah Eddine Salmi
By Salah Eddine Salmi
Agadir – On December 18-19, MasterPeace Morocco organized a two-day Model United Nations (MUN) training at the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences-Ibn Zohr University in Agadir.
55 outstanding students from different higher education institutions including ENSA, ENCG, and FLSH were selected from more than 130 other applicants to attend the training.
The Model United Nations Trainings aim to further understanding about the United Nations. They educate participants about world issues, international relations, and diplomacy meanwhile promoting peace and the work of the United Nations.
MasterPeace tried to provide students with many different kinds of skills throughout the MUN training program including public speaking, teamwork, expository and persuasive writing, debating skills, research skills, and negotiation.
In addition, these trainings aim to provide students with practical and theoretical backgrounds that will allow them to apply for Model UN conferences in Morocco and abroad.
At the end of these trainings, the participants take part in a mock MUN conference, during which they get the chance to practice what they learned throughout the training. On December 19, each student represented different countries and debated about the Syrian crisis and ISIS. Talal Belgdida, one of the participants said to Morocco World News, “what impressed me most about the MUN is that it paved the way for us to voice out our ideas the same way as real delegates do.”
MasterPeace Morocco is also planning to organize an international Model United Nations (MUN) in Agadir in April 2016. It will be the biggest MUN conference in the MENA region and will be open to university students from all over the world.
In December 2013, the United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) awarded MasterPeace a certificate of “Recognition for Innovation in Peace-building.” MasterPeace is currently established in more than 40 countries.
MasterPeace Morocco was founded in Marakech in 2013 by Mr. Mehdi Badaoui and now has branches in other Moroccan cities. They organize trainings on leadership, conflict resolution, social entrepreneurship, community service, study days, MUN, and concerts. All of which aim to empower Moroccan youth along with promoting peace and solidarity.