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Far Eastern Model UN 2018 Report

On May 4-7, 2018 Model United Nations of the Russian Far East successfully implemented its traditional UN4MUN Conference – Far Eastern Model UN 2018. The event conducted on the premises of Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok gathered around 60 participants from various parts of Russia as well as from Japan, Republic of Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Tanzania, Gambia ect. In frames of the Conference 3 committees in the English language were simulated, namely: General Assembly Second and Fifth Committees as well as Security Council. The main topic of the Conference “Sustaining peace” included three agenda items related to the concept - Promotion of International Cooperation to Combat Illicit Financial Flows in order to Foster Sustainable Development, Improving Mechanisms for Accountability and Transparency within the UN System and the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. Throughout the simulation delegates were striving to find a solution for the issues of global importance as well as to reach consensus regarding the most arguable points.

The program of the Conference also included the significant portion of seminars and trainings on UN4MUN format conducted by the Invited Expert, WFUNA International Model UN Secretariat Staff 2015-2017 - Mr. Caleb Oh. It is also important to mention that the Opening Ceremony of FEMUN 2018 was attended by high profile speakers in persons of Far Eastern Federal University Deputy Vice President for International Relations Mr. Evgeny E. Vlasov, Consul General of India in Vladivostok Mr. Shubham Kumar and Vice Consul of India in Vladivostok Mr. Ramesh Chand, Second Secretary of the Representation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia in Vladivostok Mr. Evgeny S. Volosastov and Representative of Far Eastern Branch of “Russkiy Mir” Foundation Ms. Elisaveta Lutsenko. FEMUN 2018 participants were also privileged to receive addresses of Interim Head of the Subregional Office for East and North East Asia of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Dr. Sangmin Nam as well as the Director of the United Nations Information Centre in Moscow Mr. Vladimir Kuznetsov.

In frames of the Conference participants also had an opportunity to enjoy the Cultural Program organized by the partner of the Conference – Far Eastern Branch of ‘‘Russkiy Mir’’ Foundation. The Cultural Program included visits to Primorskiy State Picture Gallery, Museum of Pacific Fleet and Memorial Submarine S-56 Museum as well as attending Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.

According to UN4MUN approach, delegates had an opportunity to play more substantive role performing as the General Assembly Officials and moderating the work of the committees. As the results of elections, the following representatives successfully performed GAOs duties:

Chairperson for the General Assembly Second Committee - Ms. Ekaterina Shalaginova (Ecuador)

Chairperson for the General Assembly Fifth Committee - Mr. Mikhail Boyko (UK)

The duties of the Security Council President were performed by Ms. Galina Salnikova (Poland) in accordance with the rotation order of the UN Security Council members.

Moreover, Mr. Aleksei Stanonis was appointed to the position of the President of the General Assembly.

 

As a result of the Conference, the following recognitions were granted to the participants and participating institutions:

 

Best documents:

Ms. Galina Salnikova - Poland, SC (Vladivostok)


Distinguished delegations:

Far Eastern Federal University (Vladivostok, Russia)

Amur State University (Blagoveshchensk, Russia)

Moscow State Institute of International Relations - MGIMO University (Moscow, Russia)

International Linguistic School (Vladivostok, Russia)

 

Outstanding delegations:

1. Poland (Anastasia Vrishch, Marina Novogradskaya, Galina Salnikova) - Vladivostok

2. Kingdom of Netherlands (Aleksandra Chernysheva, Daria Zlydar, Yana Linkevich) - Vladivostok

3. People's Republic of China (Polina Varfolomeeva, Christina Koneva, Ekaterina Degtyar) - Vladivostok

 

Model United Nations of the Russian Far East is delighted to the Outstanding delegates, who will represent the organization at the National Model UN 2018 in Xi’an, China.

Outstanding delegates:

1. Felix Portier (Moscow)

2. Vsevolod Cheresov (Vladivostok)

3. Alyona Plekhanova (Vladivostok)

4. Polina Varfolomeeva (Vladivostok)

5. Anastasiia Vrishch (Vladivostok)

6. Aleksandra Chernysheva (Vladivostok)

 

MUNRFE expresses its deepest appreciation to the work of the Senior Secretariat in persons of the Secretary-General, Ms. Alexandra Kosyreva and Under-Secretary-General for Conference Management, Mr.Egor Klimovich. MUNRFE also admits significant contribution by the Secretariat team comprised of General Assembly Second Committee Secretary – Ms. Anna Timokhina (Vladivostok), General Assembly Fifth Committee Secretary – Ms. Diana Tereshchenko (Vladivostok), Security Council Director – Mr. Ilya Kopot`(Blagoveshchensk). Moreover, MUNRFE underlines the importance of assistance provided by MUNRFE Advisor Ms. Elena Kiseleva, MUNRFE Executive Director Ms. Ekaterina Tretiakova, MUNRFE Governing Council Chairman Mr. Vitaly Savenkov, MUNRFE Councilor Ms. Ksenia Shevtsova and MUNRFE Councilor Mr. Jesse Thomas. It is significant to underline the work of FEMUN Department of Public Information whose members ensured the successful implementation of logistical and informational components of the Conference, in particular, the Head of DPI - Mr. Andrew Moon and DPI members Ms. Maria Butueva, Ms. Kristina Tolmacheva, Ms. Oksana Bozhenova, Mr.Pavel Nesterov, Ms. Veronika Tkachenko and Ms. Alexandra Gritsenko. The Organization also expresses its appreciation to the Working Group of FEMUN 2018 in persons of Ms. Polina Varfolomeeva, Mr. Konstantin Golnev, Ms. Galina Salnikova, Mr. Vsevolod Cherensov, Ms. Elisaveta Sungurova, Ms. Elisaveta Ryabtseva, Ms. Sophia Permyakova and Ms. Alyona Plekhanova.

Organization is delighted to mention that the Conference was implemented with the support MUNRFE strategic partner - Far Eastern Federal University and its divisions. Moreover, we highly appreciate the partnership with Far Eastern Branch of ‘‘Russkiy Mir’’ Foundation, Subregional Office for East and North East Asia of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Information Centre in Moscow and hope to extend our cooperation in the future. MUNRFE congratulates everyone with successful completion of the Far Eastern Model UN 2018. The Organization is delighted to serve as the platform for the professional and personal development of young ambitious leaders who are willing to transform the world around them.