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Award-Winning Pace Students Explore the Path to Peace in Costa Rica

The preamble of the United Nations Charter states that its purpose is “to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war” and enable the peoples of the world “to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good … Continue reading

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New Conference, New Challenges

The Pace University New York City Model United Nations program has always inspired me to challenge myself and to learn about the world from a different perspective. At the 2013 University for Peace Model United Nations Conference I decided to … Continue reading

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Field Trip to Community in Costa Rica Puts Model UN Discussions of Human Rights in Perspective

Before participating in the 2013 University for Peace Model United Nations Conference in Costa Rica, UPeace faculty gave Pace University New York City Model UN students a three-day training in contemporary human rights issues. This included a trip to the … Continue reading

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University for Peace Human Rights Training Offers a Taste of Graduate School

As a political science major and peace and justice studies minor, issues regarding human rights are very important to me. Before participating in the 2013 University for Peace Model UN Conference in Costa Rica, UPeace faculty gave Pace University New … Continue reading

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Pace Students Engage in Dynamic Simulation of the UN Security Council

When the United Nations Security Council meets to deal with the most pressing political issues of our era, time does not conveniently stop until negotiations have been concluded. The world’s most intractable problems are constantly changing, they shift rapidly, becoming … Continue reading

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The Tension between Being a Delegate and a Head Delegate

As both a head delegate for our Model United Nations team and a participant in Model UN, I am faced with an interesting dynamic in the committee room. The recent 2013 UN University for Peace Model UN conference in Costa … Continue reading

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The Crucial Role of Civil Society and Media in Global Policymaking

Model United Nations conferences, in which students engage in simulations of global policymaking bodies, have a tendency to toward “state-centrism.” In most conferences, students represent UN member states, and unlike real world policy processes, they are not called to account … Continue reading

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