Main Projects and Activity Areas
MUN Academy is actively engaging universities, associations and international, national and local institutions to provide young people with unique opportunities of individual and professional growth by organising international events, courses, seminars, training sessions and much more. Click below to discover more.
MUN Academy is organising several international events with the most prestigious institutions in Rome where hundreds of students and young professionals gather to probe the depths of negotiating over crucial topics.
Seminars and Courses
MUN Academy offers high-quality practical seminars and courses to improve your skill set, especially in terms of negotiating, debating, coordinating with a team of peers and your ability to work in an international environment.
MUN Academy is proud to be the only youth association providing its members with a concrete chance to join international debates under its supervision and coordination to intervene in real UN committees.
MUN Academy is an open family, ready to welcome any willing and dedicated young individual who is willing to contribute to its cause. MUN Academy offers internships and other job opportunities, if you are up for the challenge.
It's all about improvement
MUN Academy is an occasion to employ your knowledge, test your boundaries and acquire new skills
MUN Academy was founded in 2014 by young professionals and graduate students with a clear vision of providing practical education to younger generations. It is a shared projects that has evolved a lot since its creation thanks to the the sincere and dedicated contribution of many, from other university students to ambassadors working at the United Nations. MUN Academy strives for excellency, keeping in mind the Principles of the Charter of the United Nations as well as the many differences each of us has. In MUN Academy, there is a firm and resolute commitment to resolve any issue peacefully and with mutual respect: that is why its achievements are numerous and widely recognised. Attend one of its events to understand why MUN Academy is successful.
MUN Academy believes in improvement through committing to what we wish to achieve and accomplish.
Once the goal is set, one must dedicate to it fully and with no hesitation to achieve the expected results.
Nobody is alone in MUN Academy: each member may always count on the others' support to achieve.
MUN Academy fosters creativity and spirit of initiative in all its members on all its related subjects.
YOUTH for FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION
This Open Working Group on Youth for Food Security and Nutrition was established in May 2015 and has has the purpose to facilitate youth participation to the Committee on World Food Security of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Since its establishment, it has facilitated the participation to CFS negotiations and plenary sessions of both undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world and has established a solid presence within the Civil Society Mechanism. This Working Group is open to both university students and young professionals who wish to get involved in the ongoing discussions on Food Security and Nutrition globally.
MODEL UNITED NATIONS
MUNs are simulations of the working of the United Nations and this is what we do best because MUN Academy focuses on quality rather than quantity. These events are perfect to meet like-minded young individuals with the clear purpose of improving mutual understanding of current topics and issues on the agenda of international institutions and world governments. Model UN promote dialogue between people with different backgrounds and profiles while disseminating the principles of the Charter of the United Nations. MUN Academy organises three international conferences per year: Eternal MUN, Rome MEU and Food Security and Nutrition MUN.
COURSES AND SEMINARS
MUN Academy organises various courses and seminars to support young people in the acquisition and refinement of professional skills otherwise not easily obtained through regular academic curricula. Thanks to its many years of collaboration with the main universities in Rome and Europe, the level of these courses and seminars is extremely high. International organizations, development, sustainability, youth involvement, business English, negotiation and debating are some of the subjects of MUN Academy's courses and seminars. MUN Academy also partners with professors to deliver its contents also directly in university B.A. and Master's Degree courses..
MUN Academy attended CFS 44 side event: SDGS AND SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES: MEETING COMMITMENTS AND REALIZING THE RIGHT TO ADEQUATE FOOD
The event was organized by FAO, The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), IFAD, ECOWAS, IPC Fisheries Working Group (TBC), Norway. Karel Callens from FAO’s Food and Nutrition Division opened the panel, introducing the issue of small-scale fisheries and highlighting the role of such communities in delivering nutritious food. Small[…]
The event was organized by the CSM Constituency of the Landless, formed by Landless Movements from all continents. The first speaker, Amira Gornass, chair of the Committee on World Food Security, highlighted that hunger is dramatically on the rise and sustainable agriculture, food security, and rural development can be the concrete and effective solutions to[…]
MUN ACADEMY ATTENDED CFS 44 SIDE EVENT: THE VOLUNTARY GUIDELINES FOR SUSTAINABLE SOIL MANAGEMENT (VGSSM) FOR THE ACHIEVEMENT OF A ZERO HUNGER WORLD
The event was organized by the Global Soil Partnership (GSP), the European Commission (EC) and the World Farmers’ Organization (WFO). Hea lthy soils are the basis of healthy food production and since ten major threats regarding soil functioning have been found, it is difficult to have adequate measures to solve this issue. Last year, the[…]
MUN Academy attended CFS 44 side event: The Impact of increasing Capital-Flows to Rural Areas: Experiences in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)
The event was organized by the Global Donor Working Group on Land and USAID. It explored the various aspects of increasing capital flows to rural areas in Sub-Saharan Africa and the implication for land policy and agricultural transformation in the region. The topic was first discussed one year ago in Brussels, and the aim[…]
MUN Academy attended CFS 44 side event: IMPROVING CHILD NUTRITION: STRATEGIES FOR PREVENTION AND CONTROL
The event was organized by FAO, The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), IFAD, ECOWAS, IPC Fisheries Working Group (TBC), Norway. The main objective of this panel was to raise awareness on the issue of malnutrition, with a specific focus on child obesity and malnutrition. Supporting healthy diets is[…]
MUN Academy attended CFS 44 side event: WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT FOR BETTER RESILIENCE IN PASTORAL COMMUNITIES
The event was organized by the Pastoralist Knowledge Hub, the International Livestock Research Institute, the Comitè Permanent Inter-Etat de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS), the Spanish Cooperation Agency, the Coalition of European Lobbies for Eastern African Pastoralism, the Eastern and Southern Africa Pastoralist Network and the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry. Junko[…]
MUN Academy attended CFS 44 side event: WOMEN’S ROLES AND RIGHTS IN SITUATION OF FOOD CRISES, FAMINES AND CONFLICT
The event was organized by the CFS Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) and was opened by Fernanda Tansini – alternate permanent representative of Brazil to FAO, WFP and IFAD – who introduced the topic of women’s struggle particularly in situations of crises. The first panelist was Mariam Al Jaajaa (Arab Network for Food Sovereignty in Jordan[…]
MUN Academy attended CFS 44 side event: Tackling the challenges of climate change and food security: the role of farmers as stewards of the environment
Organizers: World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO), Global Research Alliance (GRA), International Fertilisers Industry Association (IFA), Government of Canada and Government of New Zealand. Marco Marzano, Secretary General of the WFO opened the debate by saying that the role of farmers in the context of climate change is critical because they are the ones who face the[…]
MUN Academy attended CFS 44 side event: How cross-sectoral partnerships help smallholders deliver a more food secure future
The event was a multi-stakeholder discussion to determine which partnership models work and where challenges remain. Dr. Tin Htut, Minister of Agriculture of Myanmar, said it is not important to donate assets, it is important to teach how to deal and work with the assets present in a territory. The problem is that there is[…]
MUN Academy attended CFS 44 side event: Counting the Beans – Affording a healthy diet and nutritious food
The aim of the side event was to provide country-level analysis to fill the nutrient gap. The first speaker was from Madagascar and highlighted the need to combat malnutrition in the country. Former nutritional policies and the national plan for nutrition were developed on the basis of recommendations and were focused on the health sector[…]