YES to UN 2019 will take place at ESCP's London campus from 8th to 10th February.
This 3-day event is the opportunity for ESCP students to gather and prepare for the National Model United Nations 2019 competition in New York City.
Alongside ESCP's Berlin, London, Madrid and Paris students, these three days will welcome guests from other top ranked French business schools ESSEC and EM Lyon. YES to UN will feature an opening conference with guest speaker Teymouraz Gorjestani, Head of Political Section in the French Embassy in the UK, who will share his personal experience within the United Nations. The following two days will see UN simulation games, during which participants must reach an international agreement on a specific issue, using United Nations rules and procedures.
Training for the simulation is mandatory as the rules of the UN are very complex. Each business school has been assigned a country which its delegation will represent. Over the course of the summit, ESCP students based in London will train the visiting students in the rules, protocols and negotiation methods of the United Nations, led by Annabelle Von Barczy, the London Campus Call ON'U Society President and Master in Management student.
The Model UN session in New York City will take place in March 2018. The ESCP London campus team will proudly represent Brazil, and have already been working hard on understanding the economic and geopolitical issues facing their country. In New York they will be expected to participate in negotiations led by young UN officials as Chairs, beginning in hotel-based committee meetings and then moving to UN Headquarters. Delegations will be assessed on their capacity to conduct a deal negotiation, serving the global interest without losing sight of the national interest of their represented country. To achieve this takes a combination of interpersonal and oratorical skills, as well as a good knowledge of geopolitics, international law and the functioning the UN bureaucracy.
Other countries represented by ESCP students are:
- Slovenia (Call ON'U Berlin Campus)
- Saudi Arabia (Call ON'U Madrid Campus)
- Mexico (Call ON'U Paris Campus)
At the 2018 event, the teams from London and Berlin both left with prizes. This is the first year that Madrid will take part.
To find out more about the New York experience, please take a look at the ESCP Model UN video, which won first place in the global media competition.
For more information, please contact: Annabelle Von Barczy, President, London Campus Call ON'U Society