JUNSIMUN & Leadership Conference, is a two in one educational and leadership programme for young students in primary 5 to junior secondary school (JSS) 2, organized by Nigeria Model United Nations Society (NigMUNS). Model United Nations is an academic simulation of the United Nations, where in young students play the role of world leaders, discussing various issues which humanity faces today and looking for probable solutions to same. The top skills that the students gain at the conference are: stronger leadership skills and self-confidence, stronger teamwork and public speaking abilities, stronger debate and negotiation talents, improved peer relationships and improved global awareness.
JUNSIMUN & Leadership Conference is a transformative experience that deepens participants’ understanding of the world and their place within it. Delegates emerge from JUNSIMUN & Leadership Conference with open minds, fresh ideas and new friends. With the skills they develop in speaking, writing, negotiating and diplomacy, it is no surprise that many go on to become community and world leaders.
Students at the conference learn to face and overcome challenges, to respect the view point of rivals, to separate the person from the problem, to face disappointment with the determination to do better next time and to experience the joy of achievement. At the end of the conference, each student is changed having learnt more about himself, gained confidence from some endeavours and discovered previously unrecognized potential. The benefit to the student, school and society are great.
JUNSIMUN & Leadership Conference 2017 theme is: PROTECTING CHILDREN AND TEENS RFROM CYBERCRIME. The committee sessions will force delegates to think on their feet. It will avail them the opportunity to expand their knowledge base on various aspects of cybercrime, and how to stay safe on the cyberspace.
How Does Model United Nations Operate
The basic principles of Model United Nations remain the same; regardless of where the conference is taking place:
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Model UN events provide active learning opportunities for delegates:
Students’ Eligibility Requirements
How to Complete the Registration Form
Special Information on Country/Committee Selection and Assignment
It is important to note that we cannot guarantee that each student will be assigned the country/committee of his or her choice. Certain criteria may result in a change in delegates’ choice. Some of which are:
*** Students who apply to sit on the Security Council should be of academic excellence and possess good public presentation and analytical skills. Accompanying staff should please assist us in this regard.
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The impacts of cybercrime on children and teens
Protecting children and teens from cybercrime
Tackling the involvement of young boys and girls in terrorism
The effect of cybercrime on economic growth
Protecting rights of children and fighting cyber bullying
Developing new technologies for online safety
Challenges of parenting in a digital age
Protecting women and children from cyber-abuse
Ensuring safe Internet access to all children
Teaching parents and teachers safety internet tools
Impact of cybercrime on the mental health of young people
Internet as a powerful tool for human development and poverty reduction
Increasing the fight against illegal and harmful online content
Reducing cyberbullying and identity theft
Keeping young people safe while using social networking sites
The role of children and teens in the fight against cybercrime
The role of the media in protecting young people from cybercrime
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Requirement for Participation
Delegates must be junior students in primary 5 to JSS 2 (year 5 – 8).
Arrival / Departure
Arrival is on or before 10.30am on the 21st October, 2017 and departure is on or before 9.30am on 25th October, 2017. Please note the arrival time.
JUNSIMUN & Leadership Conference 2017 will attract notable and dynamic personalities relevant to government, international relations, and contemporary issues to the conference. In addition, we will introduce in-committee guest speaker programme to ensure that all delegates have the opportunity to hear from real experts on their committee topics.
Gala and Awards Night
The Gala/Awards Night is a very special black-tie event that brings the JUNSIMUN & Leadership Conference 2017 celebration to its climax, where we recognize outstanding students and schools, role models whose achievements are a source of pride and inspiration to young people. We also show our thanks to staff advisers and institutions for their continued support.
The event aims to provide delegates the opportunity to interact freely with very important personalities and diplomats in an atmosphere devoid of the usual protocol associated with the offices of these personalities.
World Cultural Night
The conference combines committee sessions with spectacular social events to bring an unforgettable experience that reaches beyond cultures and borders. We all know that our culture is the vehicle of our values, what we believe in, the language we speak, the clothing we wear, the food we eat and the rest of them. We must make a deliberate and conscious effort to keep celebrating it and bringing it to the fore. We must continually celebrate our cultural awareness and support a solid community.
Schools wishing to perform at the World Cultural Night should notify us on or before the deadline of registration to book for a slot. The duration for each presentation is between 5 to 7 minutes. The mode of dressing for this event is: Cultural or traditional dress of Nigeria or that of the delegate’s adopted country. Improper dressing by any delegate will not be tolerated.
World Food Arena
Food does more than keep us alive. It connects us to the land, to cultural heritage, and to each other. It is usually associated with feelings and identity, therefore celebrating the world food will always remain part of our human culture.
The JUNSIMUN & Leadership Conference World Food Arena offers the diplomatic missions in Nigeria, a unique opportunity to showcase their cultural identity through food. The students will have a handful of opportunities to taste the various food delicacies provided by the Embassies/High Commissions.
Delegates are expected to complete their registration form according to the instructions and return with one (1) passport photograph, evidence of payment of conference fee and the mandatory essay on “Protecting Children & Teens from Cybercrime” on or before the deadline of July 14, 2017. Students are encouraged to start preparation and research as soon as they receive registration confirmation and countries/committees allocated to them.
Acceptance of Application
Students who have been accepted to participate at JUNSIMUN & Leadership 2017 will be notified on or before July 21, 2017.
Participation in JUNSIMUN & Leadership Conference yields tremendous educational and personal rewards. Each delegate should rightly feel great pride in doing the research necessary to participate and in successfully playing the role of his/her country during the conference.
As a means of recognizing outstanding efforts in this area, we are pleased to present several awards with prizes at the conclusion of JUNSIMUN & Leadership Conference 2017. Twenty Six (26) Awards will be presented at the Gala and Awards Night to student delegates, school delegations and accompanying staff who distinguish themselves during the conference.
The Awards are
Protecting Children and Teens from Cybercrime
The growing reach of the internet, social media and the rapid spread of mobile information and communications technologies have presented children and teens with unprecedented opportunity for engagement, offering new means of experiencing creative processes, social interaction, entertainment and learning. Children are not simply passive recipients of information, they are also active participants.
The Internet has considerably changed the way we connect with one another, as well as how much information is readily accessible about us as individuals. Social media, online shopping and the use of a whole host of other websites and platforms enables us to do things online that we could never do in the past. Nevertheless, the internet also offers criminals a fertile ground to lure and exploit their victims on daily basis. It is now easier for online criminals to contact young people in ways that were not previously possible.
Children and teens are particularly vulnerable to the exploitation of online predators because of their increasing access and dependency on digital media, especially for schoolwork, online gaming, and social networking. As the younger generation uses online portals at an increasing rate, it’s critical that parents and guardians understand the best steps to take to protect their children and teens.
It is our responsibility to help them stay safe online. We should make our children understand that certain sensitive, personal information should not be shared online in order to protect their privacy. It is also essential that they know that some individuals may not actually be who they claim to be online. Parents should help young users create their own individual profiles and authentication credentials for the computer itself as well as on the websites they use.
Nigeria Model United Nations Society, through the annual JUNSIMUN & Leadership Conference promotes interaction and dialogue among young people from different schools, create life-long friendship, increase their awareness of international issues, and develop the communication skills necessary to foster international education and global perception in young people.
Objectives of JUNSIMUN & Leadership Conference 2017
The learning objectives of JUNSIMUN & Leadership Conference are to:
Through the conference, students will
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
The Leadership Development Programme of the conference will focus on personal and public leadership. The students will be trained on these skills vital for future success in any career: