In line with its mission and in continuum of pertinent activities, an in the framework of the MUN Albania Initiative, UNYA Albania organizes yet another simulation of the main organs of the United Nations with the aim to promote and foster the culture of multilateralism, dialogue, international cooperation, in dealing with fundamental issues and recent global developments. Same as Model United Nations (MUN), Simulation Game is also an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to infuse a sense of diplomacy and dialogue among its participants, or delegates.
During this 3-day long activity, 50 selected participants will have the chance to walk into a diplomat’s shoes and discussing one of the most salient issues faced by the international community: International Migration and Global Development. For this edition, we have decided to simulate the works of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).
Simulation Game is held entirely in English and offers everyone the opportunity to develop skills in this language and to learn diplomatic jargon.
The roles that can be played are those of a delegate/representative of a country, chairperson and that of journalist.
UNYA Albania is happy to welcome 50 participants to this conference which will take place May 31st-June 2nd.
What makes Simulation Game Different is its simulation of the High-Level Political Forum and its focus on topics directly related to the SDG. Furthermore, Simulation Game will be enriched by a round table discussion with foreign UN Youth Delegates who will come to Tirana to support this initiative and to share their experience of the UN.
International Migration and Global Development
International migration is growing in scope, complexity and impact. Based on the figures released by UN DESA on 2017, there are now an estimated 258 million people living in a country other than their country of birth –an increase of 49% since 2000- and as the International Migration Report 2017 concluded, 3.4% of the world’s inhabitants today are international migrants; making international migration an intrinsic feature of our ever globalizing world.
The adoption of Global Compact for Migration from the UN General Assembly on 19 December 2018 made headlines and sparked a fierce debate in many countries, much due to the multi facet challenge and arguably opportunity that international migration poses to the world nowadays.
While no substitute for development, migration can be a positive force for development when supported by the right set of policies. That is corroborated by the 2030 Agenda, mainly by the SDG’s central reference made under the goal “Reduce inequality in and among countries” in target 10.7: to facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies. Other targets that directly reference migration mention trafficking, remittances, international student mobility and more. In addition to this, migration is indirectly relevant to many more targets across topics.
During Simulation Game, participant will have the duty to discuss these issues and come up with possible solutions.