MUNRFE Blagoveshchensk Club participated in the 2020 MEPhI United Nations Security Council Model which was held in an online format by distinguished members of Science Diplomacy Club MEPhI. The agenda of the UN SC Model was devoted to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. In frames of the event, delegates had an opportunity to deepen their knowledge on the agenda item by visiting lectures of experts as well as master their MUN skills during the SC simulation.
Model United Nations of the Russian Far East (MUNRFE) is delighted to announce the results of the Grant Competition for the MUNRFE Annual Conference 2020.
During the last month delegates from different cities sent to us numerous essays with one specific purpose - to get a refund of their participation fees in a Grant Competition. The Secretariat has thoroughly checked all submitted documents and made its decision.
On November 12, the Office of the United Nations was opened at Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) in order to highlight the 75th Anniversary since the foundation of the Organization. The Office is established to disseminate knowledge about the UN among FEFU students and get access to unique informational resources on crucial global issues.
The Opening Ceremony was welcomed by key figures in the context of international cooperation in Russia and its Far East, namely, the Director of the UN Information Centre in Moscow Dr. Vladimir V. Kuznetsov, FEFU Vice-President for International Relations, Dr. Victoria V. Panova, Head of the Agency of International Cooperation of Primorsky Territory Mr. Alexey Yu. Starichkov, Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in Vladivostok Mr. Andrey P. Brovarets. The speakers expressed their appreciation of such a significant step for the University and congratulated all attendees on the establishment of the Office. Moreover, MUNRFE Executive Director Mr. Aleksei Stanonis was invited at the Ceremony to deliver a welcoming address on behalf of the Organization and FEFU students.
On November 7-8, MUNRFE Vladivostok Club conducted Advanced Leadership School 2020 in an online format. The annual educational project that turned into a great tradition for the Organization, became a guide to the Club members and all those who are interested in the deep understanding of MUNRFE structure, mission, goals, as well as principles of joint work.
The traditional educational project MUNRFE Autumn Master-Classes 2020 was successfully conducted in Vladivostok and Blagoveshchensk in the online format. MUNRFE Vladivostok Club conducted Autumn Master Classes 2020 “Climbing Up to Success” from September 25 to November 1 on the premises of Far Eastern Federal University. Also, Blagoveshchensk MUNRFE Master Classes 2020 was implemented from September 23 to October 4 in Amur State University. For one month, participants developed personal and professional qualities, including leadership skills, public speaking, negotiating skills, and immersed in the world of international relations.
On November 2, MUNRFE Executive Director Mr. Aleksei Stanonis visited the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representation in Moscow. In the frames of the meeting, Mr. Vanno Noupech, the UNHCR Representative in the Russian Federation, and Mr. Stanonis underlined the importance of awareness-raising on the issue of refugees and the necessity of education in this particular sphere. Moreover, the meeting was marked by the negotiation on the future steps within the joint cooperation in the period of 2020-2021.