IFEMUN2018 was planned to offer a slate of social events befitting for diplomats and ambassadors following days of intense negotiations, bargaining, compromise and consensus reaching process employed by delegates in order to reach an agreement thereby producing a resolution document for global policy recommendations and actions.
The purpose of IFEMUN 2018 was to offer an enriching conference experience that blended substantive excellence and social events rooted in rich history and culture of Ife as host city in Obafemi Awolowo University campus, Ile Ife.
ANUNSA, OAU is the Obafemi Awolowo University chapter of the All Nigeria United Nations Students and Youth Association. It was established as the first N.G.O on OAU campus and has affiliation with the United Nations through the defunct International Students Model United Nation (ISMUN). Presently, we enjoy consultative status with the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos. We propagate the ideas and principles of the United Nations on our campus. Our motto is Global Peace, Social Justice and sustainable development.
IRSA, OAU is the International Relation Student Association. It is the student body under the distinguished department of International Relations which is specialized with the primary function of providing academic, social, and other quality services to its members. The association is charged with the task of enriching the minds of young diplomats, inculcating necessary diplomatic skills and providing a good atmosphere for students to interact with the real world.
Model United Nations Society is a registered bloc under the International Relations Student Association, established in 2017 with the mission to develop global leaders through the Model United Nations experience. As a society, it organises MUN conference for university and high school students in OAU and Osun state respectively and also prepare and train delegates to participate in local and international mun conferences.
The conference was a three-day program that kicked off on the 20th of June till 23rd, June. The conference was wrapped around two segments comprising both the formal meetings and the social events.
Formal meeting: involved the intellectual and substantive aspect of the conference where delegates engaged in real-time diplomacy when they debated topics before their committees, these events occured concurrently across venues.
Special Events: These were about other programs that were outside the formal committee sessions and diplomatic negotiations. It involved both social and capacity building sessions and networking opportunities for all delegates.
The conference aimed at bringing students in every Nigerian university and international schools together to model the united nations
The targeted audiences deliberated on issues/ problems round the world affecting countries that are member nation of the United Nations. The conference also addressed the general issues affecting the UN member nation's youths with respect to politics and the economy
Gave the youths a vital voice, and availed other members of the society the opportunity of expatiating on how to proffer sustainable solutions.
Laid down these problems and solutions before notable members of important sectors, to ensure every message passed had a direct or futuristic impact
Created an interactive platform for every participant and delegate in the conference to have equal opportunity of contribution, in order to acquire opinions and suggested solutions from as much perspective as possible
Released communiqués collated from the panel and committee sessions, and submitted them to relevant ministries across the country as well as publishing them in various major media outlets. As such, resolution of this conference was passed across to the United Nations by the United Nation Information center Lagos
Time Events2.00pm – 5pm Delegate Arrival & Registration
Time Events8.00am – 9.30a.m Registration and check-in process
Time Events9.00am – 12.00p.m Committee Session III
Time Event10.00am – 12.00p.m Closing Ceremony
The Secretariat was made up of about 23 senior staff while others were distributed into several units. The Secretariat administrative structure was led by a Secretary General and supported by both Chief of Staff and Director General. Others departments headed by Under-Secretary Generals are as follows:o Technology Service
Every committee session iterated through the following stages:o Formal Meeting (committee session)
Keynote speakers for Policy Workshop segment and breakout sessions: delegates were addressed by experts in international relations and security on the topics or agenda before the committee. This was intended to give delegates in the committee a proper and clear understanding on the issues (topics) and also to ensure a qualititative presentation and realistic resolution reached at the end of the session
For this special committee, we debated and deliberated at a venue that represents and project the essence of the debate, which was to create awareness for youth involvement in the promotion, preservation and conservation of heritage sites and proffer implementable recommendations on how best to project Africa's interest in the enlistment on the UNESCO listing
Also, on the Policy Workshop segment, delegates were addressed by experts in international relations on the topics of before the committee.
Keynote Speakers For Policy Workshops and Breakout Sessions: delegates were addressed by experts in international relations on topics of debate, this gave delegate proper understanding on the issues (topics) to ensure a realistic resolution reached at the end of the session
The committee went through two agenda topics in the course of the two dayso Topic A: Protecting the socio-economic rights of physically challenged individuals
Diplomatic briefing: It held on the first day of committee session, thursday, before the formal meeting started just immediately after the plenary session at the committee venues. Diplomatic officials discussed and answered questions on international relations, diplomatic affairs and their experiences in the foreign service.
Policy Workshops: It held after lunch on the second day of the committee session. Delegates got to spend about an hour with a subject matter expert in the topic of discussion. The expert was either a professor or a professional and they provided delegates with additional context on their committee topics and provided guidance and feedback on resolutions when necessary.
Informal Socials i.e stage play and cultural displays: This held after the committee sessions to allow delegates to relax and get entertained in a stage drama and cultural displays offered by some of the best Ife Dramatic Arts student groups.
Opportunity Expo: Hosted as a reception to follow opening ceremony, the Opportunity Expo featured universities, businesses, non profits and other kinds of organizations with mandates or specialization in Global Affairs or Development and opportunities for students and recent graduates. Delegates had the chance to learn about career paths and networked with potential employers.
Diplomatic dinner / Award Night: It staged at IFE Grand Resort