Nizhny Novgorod Youth Model UN is a prestigious Student Forum held annually in our University which brings together students from all over Russia. The model simulated the activities of UN basic institutions; its participants discuss the major issues of world politics. Participation in the business game is the first step to a successful career for future diplomats and experts in the field of international relations.
This year foreign students were able to take part in the activities of the UN Council on Human Rights, the Security Council and International Court of Justice. The working languages of the meeting were Russian, English and French. Agenda included the important issues discussed in the real UN. For example, the Human Rights Council debated on the subject of human rights abuses in the occupied Palestinian territories, the Security Council discussed the reconciliation process in Cote d'Ivoire, and the International Court of Justice analyzed the process of breach of contract between Argentina and Uruguay in 1975 - the construction of pulp mills on the Uruguay River. As the result of the discussions the best abstracts of the talks and ideas on how to address the discussed issues will be sent to UN headquarters in New York.
FIS students have been participating in the Nizhny Novgorod Model United Nations since 2011. They are always awarded with diplomas for their active participation.