MSU students imitated the session of the UN Security Council
On November 16th, at the historical faculty of the Mariupol State University, a game imitating the work of the UN Security Council on the issue of self-determination of the Kurdish people was played.
The event was organized by the graduate student of Mariupol State University Heorhii Bushuiev, fourth year students majoring in International relations Alexander Rabchevskaya and Anastasia Birdina, fifth year students Yurii Prekrasnyi and Vladislav Shapovalov.
The game was held with participation of first to fifth years students majoring in International relations and Political science, as well as head of the non-government organization "Diplomatic Center" (Chernivtsi) Arthur Kadelnik.
During the practical exercise, young scholars simulated a special meeting of the UN Security Council, which was held in compliance with all the standards described in the protocol and the regulations of the sessions of the Council. During the simulation, the delegates presented stances of the countries on a certain topics, and, using various tactics and negotiation strategies, and came to consensus in solving the problems of the Kurdish people.
Based on the results of the meeting, countries’ delegates submitted the draft resolution to the secretary for approval. After being approved by the expert, the resolution amended, was put to the vote. Based on results of the voting, the resolution was not passed due to the UK veto.
A similar format of training helps students learn more about the standards of conducting international events and, at the same time, improve their diplomatic and declamatory skills.