United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. UNESCO, specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that was outlined in a constitution signed November 16, 1945. The constitution, which entered into force in 1946, called for the promotion of international collaboration in education, science, and culture. The agency’s permanent headquarters are in Paris, France.

ONLINE COMMITTEE: The sessions of this committee will be held only in an online format!


Agenda: The safety of journalists in conflict zones and the issue of impunity

Honourable delegates,


It is my honour to welcome you to mark C-MIMUN 2024. Those who have, in previous years, already had the chance to participate in this grand event, will wholeheartedly acknowledge its distinctive, incomparable and gripping spirit, which will linger in the hearts and minds of all involved. And what is more, I feel a sense of anticipation for the fresh delegates who will make their inaugural appearance at the sidelines of C-MIMUN, for entirely new vistas in the field of international cooperation and collaboration will be opened up before them.


In the post of UNESCO President, I will do my utmost to show my best attributes and guarantee
the smooth running of this vital United Nations specialised agency. The agenda of our committee entrusts us with the crucial mission of developing mechanisms to ensure the journalists’ safety in conflict zones, defending their fundamental right to report freely and fearlessly, thereby upholding the principles of press freedom and protecting the integrity of information dissemination on a global scale.


I would like to wish all delegates good luck in the forthcoming seminal work and debates. I also
hope that the final results will help to build long lasting social bridges which will be of benefit to
all UNESCO members.


UNESCO President
Mihhail Kilmet

Dear delegates!


It is my privilege to greet you at UNESCO. My name is Alexandr Surnachev, and I am honored to take on a role of a Vice-President of The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.


Today’s agenda is an up-to-date issue. I take interest in the way you will tackle this intriguing topic. Indeed, the significance of our agenda impeccably reflects committee’s innate commitment—contributing to the building of a culture of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.


The world we live in is witnessing a great number of hostilities. In order to ensure the transparency of what is going on the theatre of operations and provide an impartial outlook, journalists have continually been jeopardizing their lives. The question of how to guarantee their safety requires a profound analysis. Furthermore, the impunity of those infringing on journalists’ lives needs clear legal frameworks, the topic which will be thoroughly elaborated during our sessions.


C-MIMUN is a unique platform where you get the chance to get your message across the public, enrich yourself with knowledge, experience and expertise. I hope that you will benefit from every opportunity given at UNESCO.


Best regards,
Vice-President of The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization,
Alexandr Surnachev

Dear delegates!


It’s an honor for me to serve as an Expert of the UNESCO! Given that journalists play a crucial role in providing up-to-date information, our agenda is highly relevant. Furthermore, our committee will be working online, so don’t miss the opportunity to join us from anywhere of the world. Looking forward to receiving your applications, see you on C-MIMUN 2024!


We are delighted to welcome everyone to the UNESCO committee. May your time on the committee be a wonderful experience, and may you gain experience and contribute to solving global environmental problems. See you at the UNESCO meetings !


Best regards,
Expert of The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization,
Naira Petrosyan

Writing an essay

To become a Churkin Moscow International Model UN delegate one should demonstrate a thorough understanding of the Committee’s agenda, as well as a high degree of elaboration of the supplementary materials submitted for study. Writing an essay is the first step in the selection process and plays a key role in the formation of the Committee.


Recommendations for writing an essay

In order to write a quality paper, it is necessary to:

  1. Familiarise yourself with the agenda: a preliminary study of the global issue will help form an initial idea of the Committee’s agenda.
  2. Examine the Expert’s Report: a structured description of the international problem, its relevance and significance will improve the logical presentation of thought in the thesis writing process.
  3. Argumentatively and logically state the relevance of the problem: Writing an essay involves a structured description of the problem, its causes and consequences.
  4. Support data with statistical information and international agreements: a general understanding of the problem needs to be substantiated with reliable quantitative and qualitative information.
  5. Check the style: the essay should be written in a formal business style.



  1. Volume: 300-500 words.
  2. Originality: at least 80%
  3. Structured and logical presentation of thought.
  4. Use of official sources.
  5. Provision of reference sources.



  1. Introduction. The introduction should provide general information on the agenda and consider its relevance.
  2. Main part. The main part should reflect your understanding of the subpoena, your ability to highlight key statements and identify cause and effect relationships.
  3. Conclusion. The final part is a conclusion and may contain your opinion on the issue at hand and ideas for solving the international problem.

Writing a position statement

A position statement is a formal expression of a particular state’s view on a particular international issue within a meeting of the United Nations system. The position statement reflects the state’s opinion and interests in the international arena and its strategic approach to addressing global challenges.


Recommendations for preparing a position statement

  1. Familiarise yourself with the relevance of the agenda in the state you represent. To do this, look at the websites of agencies, non-profit organisations working on the issue. Review scholarly articles on the relevance of the agenda in the country or region. In addition, relevant information may be reflected in media publications. However, the state’s position must be based on credible sources.
  2. Consider the state’s position through speeches at United Nations meetings. Verbatim records of meetings provide valuable information regarding the state’s perspective on international issues.
  3. Examine the state’s contribution to the problem. To do this, consider the country’s status in international agreements as well as accountability for treaty compliance.
  4. Provide some bullet points on the relevance of the problem to the state, the country’s key activities in addressing the global problem, and the major challenges in achieving the goals and solutions.
  5. Systematise the theses and present them logically in a coherent speech format. Make sure that the speech is in business style and does not contain aggressive or provoking statements.



  1. The speech should be designed to take between 2 and 5 minutes.
  2. Originality: at least 80%
  3. Structured and logical presentation.
  4. Use of official sources.



  1. The position statement is formatted in a document and sent to an expert via the Committee’s mail for verification.
  2. Font — Times New Roman;
  3. Pagel — 14;
  4. Alignment — justified.
  5. Interval — 1.5;
  6. Margins — at least 2.5 cm on each side.
Country list:Representative:
1ArgentinaAnna Grigoreva
7CameroonLuyando Katema Luse
11CongoChomba NYIRENDA Joseph
12Côte d'Ivoire
17FinlandCaterina Giua
20GermanyLilit Sargsyan
24Iran (Islamic Republic of)
26ItalyAida Mukhamejanova
31MyanmarMarwan Mohamed  
32NetherlandsMariia Tronina
34Republic of Korea
35Russian Federation
36👑Saint Lucia👑President
37Saudi Arabia
39South Africa
44Syrian Arab Republic
47United Arab Emirates
48United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
49United States of America
51Viet Nam