FAMUN 2022

Committees and Councils

Mun Refugee Challenge

Schedule

 

Social Events

 

Conference Theme

We are Here: The Future is Now

FAMUN 2022 invites young Brazilian students to think about the future based on the challenges of the present. Young people make up for the majority of the population in most countries of the world and are the most affected by climate change and its consequences, such as poverty, hunger, and forced displacement. Inspired by the document “We are here”, organized by the UN Office on Youth, and the report on Sustainable Development entitled “The future is now”, FAMUN 2022 aims to highlight the central role of youth activism in finding solutions to the climate and human crises that threaten the future of planet Earth and all its species.

Committees and Councils

High School

UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Third Committee

Promotion and protection of the rights of children: ending statelessness
Portuguese | High School
In-person and online

By the end of 2020, 4.2 million people were known to be stateless. Without the enjoyment of the right to a nationality, stateless people are more vulnerable to incarceration, gender-based violence, exploitation, traffic, and unemployment. The right to a nationality is paramount to access basic human rights, including the right to healthcare, education, and employment. To address this important issue, FAMUN invites students to discuss the promotion and protection of the rights of the children and come up with innovative solutions and actions to ensure that no child is born stateless. 

RIO-92

United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Historical)

Rio Declaration on Environment and Development
Portuguese | High School
In-person

In 1992, States gathered in Rio de Janeiro to discuss challenges related to development and the environment. As the Cold War was over, the expectations to advance on other issues of the international agenda, like the environment and the protection of human rights, were high. FAMUN invites students to revive this historical moment: Considering the challenges and opportunities in the context of the 1990s, the goal is to negotiate the Declaration of Rio by establishing the agreements and principles that will guide development and environmental agendas in the 21st century. 

UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL

Open Debate on COVID-19 Vaccines in Contexts Affected by Conflict
English | High School

In-person

After asking for a global ceasefire to deliver humanitarian assistance in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the Security Council decided to expand its role in addressing the peace and security effects of the pandemics in 2021, when it demanded urgent measures to guarantee the delivery of vaccines in areas of armed conflict. Now, High School delegates in the Council need to address the main impediments to vaccine accessibility in areas facing complex conflicts, such as Palestine, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Ukraine.

UNITED NATIONS YOUTH COUNCIL (Futuristic)

Youth and Climate Change

Portuguese | High School
In-person

What would happen if the UN had its own Youth Council, where young people could address their biggest concerns and advocate for their future? FAMUN’s United Nations Youth Council will imagine this possibility and bring youth to the center of debate on a crucial matter: climate change. Delegates will represent non-governmental organizations (NGOs) led by youth from all around the globe and establish a set of recommendations that should be followed by UN Member States in order to truly address climate change and respect today and tomorrow’s youth needs.

University

UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL

Open Debate on COVID-19 Vaccines in Contexts Affected by Conflict

English | University
In-person

After asking for a global ceasefire to deliver humanitarian assistance in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the Security Council decided to expand its role in addressing the peace and security effects of the pandemics in 2021, when it demanded urgent measures to guarantee the delivery of vaccines in areas of armed conflict. Now, University delegates in the Council need to address the main impediments to vaccine accessibility in areas facing complex conflicts, such as Palestine, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Ukraine.

UNITED NATIONS YOUTH COUNCIL (Futuristic)

Youth and Climate Change

University | Spanish
In-person

What would happen if the UN had its own Youth Council, where young people could address their biggest concerns and advocate for their future? FAMUN’s United Nations Youth Council will imagine this possibility and bring youth to the center of debate on a crucial matter: climate change. Delegates will represent non-governmental organizations (NGOs) led by youth from all around the globe and establish a set of recommendations that should be followed by UN Member States in order to truly address climate change and respect today and tomorrow’s youth needs.

UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Third Committee

Promotion and protection of the rights of children: ending statelessness
Portuguese | University
Online

By the end of 2020, 4.2 million people were known to be stateless. Without the enjoyment of the right to a nationality, stateless people are more vulnerable to incarceration, gender-based violence, exploitation, traffic, and unemployment. The right to a nationality is paramount to access basic human rights, including the right to healthcare, education, and employment. To address this important issue, FAMUN invites students to discuss the promotion and protection of the rights of the children and come up with innovative solutions and actions to ensure that no child is born stateless.

RIO-92

United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Historical)

Rio Declaration on Environment and Development
Portuguese | University
In-person

In 1992, States gathered in Rio de Janeiro to discuss challenges related to development and the environment. As the Cold War was over, the expectations to advance on other issues of the international agenda, like the environment and the protection of human rights, were high. FAMUN invites students to revive this historical moment: Considering the challenges and opportunities in the context of the 1990s, the goal is to negotiate the Declaration of Rio by establishing the agreements and principles that will guide development and environmental agendas in the 21st century.

Mun Refugee Challenge

FAMUN 2022 is a proud participant of the UNHCR MUN Challenge.
https://www.unhcr.org/model-un-refugee-challenge.html

 

The United Nations High-Commissioner for Refugees is a UN agency fully dedicated to supporting refugees and to raising awareness of the challenges faced by these people all over the world.

Safe refuge is a right, but in many countries, refugees still face prejudice and end up being marginalized in the very place that was supposed to ensure their safety. This is why the UNHCR has launched the MUN Challenge: the main goal is to raise awareness on toxic narratives concerning refugees, so we can all be agents of change helping to transform our communities into refugee-friendly environments.

 

On their official website, the UNHCR presents the MUN challenge:

“UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is challenging Model United Nations delegates worldwide to debate the major issues related to forced displacement. The best resolutions will win awards and be shared with policymakers” (UNHCR Official website).

FAMUN 2022 is participating in the MUN Refugee Challenge with its two United Nations General Assembly Third Committee on “Promotion and protection of the rights of children: ending statelessness”, both for High School and University. The resolutions adopted by FAMUN 2022 delegates will be sent to the UNHCR and will be eligible to win the UNHCR award.

 

You can also help us by spreading the word on the challenge and taking the discussions to your schools/universities. The UNHCR offers some supporting materials, and we are sharing them with you:

Schedule

DELEGATE’S TRAINING (HIGH SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY)

 

All Delegate’s Training will be held online, via Zoom, from 15-17 August 2022. Check the dates of specific training below:

 

Monday, 15 August 2022 | 18:00-19:30 (BRT)

United Nations Security Council Training (High School and University delegates)
United Nations Youth Council Training (High School and University delegates)

 

Tuesday, 16 August 2022 | 18:00-19:30 (BRT)

United Nations General Assembly Training (High School and University delegates)
Rio-92 Training (High School and University delegates)

 

Wednesday, 17 August 2022 | 18:00-19:30 (BRT)

Training on UN Documents: Resolutions and Amendments (all High School and University delegates)
Note: Each training has its own Zoom room. Links will be available in the Registration System soon.

 

INTERACTIVE DIALOGUES (HIGH SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY)

22-26 August 2022 | Online – Via Zoom

 

SAVE THE DATE! The schedule for the interactive sessions with UN Specialists will be available soon.

HIGH SCHOOL

 

Delegate’s Training – 15-17 August 2022

Check the timetable above

 

Interactive Dialogues – 22-26 August 2022

Check the timetable above

 

Day 1 – Friday, 02 September 2022 (BRT)

09:00-10:00 | Opening Ceremony (online for all participants – live on YouTube)
10:15-11:00 | Opening Plenary (online for all participants – live on YouTube)
13:00-15:00 | Registration (only for in-person format)
15:00-16:00 | Social event: Integration time! (in-person and online formats)
16:00-17:30 | Session 1 (in-person and online formats)

 

Day 2 – Saturday, 03 September 2022 (BRT)

08:30-09:00 | Head Delegate’s Meeting (in-person and online formats)
09:00-10:30 | Session 2 (in-person and online formats)
10:30-11:00 | Coffee-break
11:00-12:30 | Session 3 (in-person and online formats)
12:30-13:00 | Live Cultural Presentation for High School

 

Day 3 – Sunday, 04 September 2022 (BRT)

08:30-09:00 | Head Delegate’s Meeting (in-person and online formats)
09:00-10:30 | Session 4 (in-person and online formats)
10:30-11:00 | Coffee-break
11:00-12:30 | Session 5 (in-person and online formats)
12:30-13:00 | Live Cultural Presentation for High School

 

Day 4 – Monday, 05 September 2022 (BRT)

09:00-10:30 | Session 6 (in-person and online formats)
10:30-11:00 | Break
11:00-12:30 | Session 7 (in-person and online formats)
12:30-15:00 | Lunch break
15:00-16:00 | Closing Plenary (online for all participants – live on YouTube)
16:00-17:30 | Closing Ceremony (online for all participants – live on YouTube)

UNIVERSITY

 

Delegate’s Training – 15-17 August 2022

Check the timetable above

 

Interactive Dialogues – 22-26 August 2022

Check the timetable above

 

Day 1 – Friday, 02 September 2022 (BRT)

09:00-10:00 | Opening Ceremony (online for all participants – live on YouTube)
10:15-11:00 | Opening Plenary (online for all participants – live on YouTube)
13:00-15:00 | Registration (only for in-person format)
15:00-16:00 | Social event: Integration time! (in-person and online formats)
16:00-17:30 | Session 1 (in-person and online formats)

 

Day 2 – Saturday, 03 September 2022 (BRT)

13:30-14:00 | Head Delegate’s Meeting (in-person and online formats)
14:00-15:30 | Session 2 (in-person and online formats)
15:30-16:00 | Coffee-break
16:00-17:30 | Session 3 (in-person and online formats)
17:30-18:00 | Live Cultural Presentation for University

 

Day 3 – Sunday, 04 September 2022 (BRT)

13:30-14:00 | Head Delegate’s Meeting (in-person and online formats)
14:00-15:30 | Session 4 (in-person and online formats)
15:30-16:00 | Coffee-break
16:00-17:30 | Session 5 (in-person and online formats)
17:30-18:00 | Live Cultural Presentation for University

 

Day 4 – Monday, 05 September 2022 (BRT)

09:00-10:30 | Session 6 (in-person and online formats)
10:30-11:00 | Break
11:00-12:30 | Session 7 (in-person and online formats)
12:30-15:00 | Lunch break
15:00-16:00 | Closing Plenary (online for all participants – live on YouTube)
16:00-17:30 | Closing Ceremony (online for all participants – live on YouTube)

FACULTY ADVISORS

 

Besides the regular sessions, Faculty Advisors also enjoy a special schedule prepared to ensure that they also get the most of this experience. Faculty Advisors will have two special meetings in FAMUN 2022:

 

Day 2 – Saturday, 03 September 2022 (BRT)

09:30-10:30 | Faculty Advisors’ Meeting (in-person and online formats)

 

Day 3 – Sunday, 04 September 2022 (BRT)

09:00-10:30 | Faculty Advisors’ Meeting (in-person and online formats)

Social Events

In the real UN, negotiations never cease! No matter if delegates are in their lunch break, just chatting informally through their favorite social media, they are always exchanging views on the agenda item. After all, consensus might be only a Zoom chat away!

Since our goal is to offer you the most accurate MUN experience, in FAMUN 2022, we will offer three social events, so that delegates can interact in an informal setting. Take note of the schedule:

 

Day 1 – Friday, 02 September 2022 (BRT)

15:00-16:00 | Social event: Integration time! (in-person and online formats)

 

Day 2 – Saturday, 03 September 2022 (BRT)

12:30-13:00 | Live Cultural Presentation for High School
17:30-18:00 | Live Cultural Presentation for University

 

Day 3 – Sunday, 04 September 2022 (BRT)

12:30-13:00 | Live Cultural Presentation for High School
17:30-18:00 | Live Cultural Presentation for University

 

Soon we will release more information about our social events!