UNIC Students Achieve Top Accolades at the Rome MUN

Students of the Department of Politics and Governance of the University of Nicosia distinguished themselves in the 2018 Rome Model United Nations (MUN). Their performance was of the highest standard and resulted in two top awards.

Specifically, David Kapanadze was recognised with the Best Delegate Award for the General Assembly Committee (representing Belgium), while Collin Lorenzo and Muhammad Aminu Isa won the Best Delegation Award for the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Committee (also representing Belgium). The University of Nicosia also congratulates students Sabina Theocharous and Anastasia Skalepova for their very successful participation in the competition.

The group of students was guided by Marinos Papaioakeim, Project Coordinator at the Diplomatic Academy, under the supervision of Dr Constantinos Adamides, Assistant Professor of International Relations and Director of the Diplomatic Academy at the University of Nicosia.

The Rome MUN is Europe’s largest diplomatic simulation of the United Nations. This year’s competition was fierce, with over 600 delegates, which highlights the success of UNIC’s students. Model UNs are programmes geared towards teaching students the work of the United Nations. Participants act as delegates of the UN Member States and they replicate the debates and discussions held within actual UN committees, following UN procedures, rules and norms. The goal of this experience-based programme is to find common and effective solutions on the agenda topics through the approval and signing of resolutions.