Hrvatsko društvo za Ujedinjene narode / Croatian United Nations Association (CUNA) is a non-governmental organization - member of the World Federation of United Nations Associations. The organization has been established in 1992 as a think tank of academics dedicated to publishing scientific papers on the United Nations. The turning point for the Croatian UNA has been an effort of a group of university students who organized the first ''Zagimun'', a Model United Nations conference in 2008. From that point onward, the Croatian UNA has become a platform for students and young professionals looking to educate themselves on global matters and raise public awareness about the UN.
The name ZAGiMUN is a tribute to those who inspired us to come together and establish the Model United Nations club within the Croatian UNA.
PARTICIPATION FEE (regular applications)
€75 for international and Croatian non-partner participants
€60 students of University College of International Relations and Diplomacy Dag Hammarskjöld and University of Zagreb
- accommodation (4 nights)
- breakfast and lunch (8 meals)
- city transportation (bus and tram)
- conference materials
In September of 2015, the United Nations General Assembly agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development to be achieved by 2030 to transform our world. In an inextricably linked globalized world, developing competencies and enhancing employability for the youth as drivers of social progress is the foundation to sustainable development and promotion of the principles stated in the UN Charter. It is our understanding that the Global Goals for Sustainable Development are in accordance with EU policies and complement Europe 2020 - A strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth giving us the framework for our projects in three flagship initiatives that fall under the areas of employment, social affairs and inclusion.
Shared Responsibility is a youth platform envisioned as a gathering ground for young people from all walks of life and different parts of the world interested in shifting their mindset from invidual towards global thinking. Participants of our projects will be able to internalize the concept of togetherness through discussions with their peers, academics and professionals, simulations of decision-making processes and practicing responsible living in everyday life. By promoting the Shared Responsibility concept, we are looking to inspire young people to think about future implications of their current actions and motivate them to participate in different projects in order to become agents of change in their communities.
From Climate and Migration Challenges towards a Sustainable Future
Environmental degradation has been one of the largest drivers of human migration and population shifts throughout history. Even though the problem of climate change has received global attention, only limited attention has thus far been given to the issue of forced displacement of people caused by climate change. Most scenarios agree on a general trend - global warming will force millions of people, mainly in Africa, Asia and Latin America to leave their homes and migrate to other places. A still present lack of a comprehensive normative framework to protect the rights of environmentally displaced people constitutes, not only a major gap, but also a threat to international security.
With the new UN Sustainable Development Goals to transform our world by 2030 in place and the Migrant Crisis taking up headlines in the last year, we have decided to dedicate the first ZAGiMUN Conference on Shared Responsibility to exploring trigger factors of migration. We have identified three interconnected challenges which will highlight our search for sustanaible solutions:
- water security
- gender inequality
- environmental degradation.