Global Classrooms: Italy Model UN Conference
ItalyGlobal Classrooms would like to thank all of the delegates, advisors, special guests, and staff for a successful Global Classrooms: Catania Conference.

The Associazione Diplomatici hosted their first Global Classrooms conference on March 26-27, 2011.

Associazione Diplomatici organizes Model UN training courses for middle, high and university level students all over the world. In Italy, Diplomatici was the first Italian organization to take part in Model UN. For the past decade, Associazione Diplomatici has prepared hundreds of Italian students in the art of negotiation, public speaking and conflict resolution using Model UN rules of procedure. Their students have gone on to successfully compete in MUN conferences all over the world. Diplomatici's 2009 delegation to New York City's' UNA-USA's MUN conference won a Best Delegation award.

Diplomatici has participated in UNA-USA' MUN Conferences since 2007 and trained approximately 500 students. Last year, Diplomatici joined UNA USA's Global Classroom Model UN program and became Italy's sole affiliate authorized to organize the first Italian Global Classrooms Conference in June 2010. The Conference will welcome students from all over the world who will be invited to represent the UN committees such as the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council and the Security Council. The Conference will be organized with the cooperation of the Department of International Law of the University of Catania.

SponsorsGlobal Classrooms Diplomatici is sponsored by Regione Siciliana, Comune di Catania and Consolato Generale Italiano.

Quick Facts about the Global Classrooms Program

  • Established in 2010;
  • The Italy Model UN Club has worked with UNA-USA to implement the program locally;
  • Serving over 200 students.

Please feel free to browse Model UN 101: Getting Started and About Global Classrooms to learn more about using Model UN as a vehicle for international learning.

DiplomaticiFor more information on the Global Classrooms: Catania program and conference please contact:

Diletta Costanzo
The UN Foundation
1750 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006

Tel: +1 202 887-9040
Fax: +1 202 887-9021

801 Second Avenue
9th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Tel: +1 212 697-3315
Fax: +1 212 697-3316

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