You can now send your paper proposal until the 1st of September 2015.
This year’s edition of the UN Youth Academic Conference will take place between 6-8 November in Bucharest and it will consist in discussions aiming to answer the question “What challenges does UN face in 2015?”. After 70 years since the UN Charter has been signed arises the need to reflect upon all the events that have passed. UN Youth Romania believes that it is vital to meditate profoundly upon the challenges that UN has to confront in the present world.
June 26th (1945) represents the conceiving of the UN system by constituting the main pillars of action: peace and security, international development and human rights. These three dimensions of operation describe The Security Council’s approach regarding unimaginable challenges. Tragedy has been arising at every step. Genocide, war, abuse and indignities shaped the world we know today. Furthermore, international dynamics generates new hold-backs and burdens with devastating outcomes. Therefore, the main UN pillars remain significant even today:
III. International Development
The celebration of 70 years of UN represents the opportune moment for tackling poverty and inequality. As we all already know, financial turmoil has grown from an American crisis to a global crisis. Also, the natural environment and the human well-being have been threatened by decisions made within national borders that reverberate far beyond geographic boundaries. Therefore, one of the great threats of nowadays consists in climate change. The danger of inaction in such problems can be seen in the Arab Spring and consequently to that it can lead to undermining the peace and the security of nowadays societies. The academic papers for this panel should address the potential measures that the UN can use in order to eradicate poverty and inequality but also what could be done in specific international situations and what strategies can be employed regarding the need of every state.
Through our Academic Conference we invite scholars, researchers and young professionals to present their research work and reflections upon the above raised question, but qualified on one UN pillar, during three days of panel sessions. Also, the program includes keynote lectures carried by experts, scholars and professors in the three main areas of discussion. Nonetheless, the participants will have the chance to get better acquainted with each other and share their views during the social activities as well. Accordingly, during the three days of the conference, they shall dwell within an interactive and thought-provoking environment, where both social and professional networking will be possible.