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UNESCO CENTER FOR PEACE Nurturing Tomorrow’s Leaders

2009

International Model United Nations Summer Camp


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“Since Wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the Defenses of Peace must be constructed� - UNESCO Constitution

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2009 International Model United Nations Summer Camp July 28, 2009

“Since Wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the Defenses of Peace must be constructed� - UNESCO Constitution

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2009

Presented on this 28th day of July 2009

“Since Wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the Defenses of Peace must be constructed� - UNESCO Constitution

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Builders of the Universe Program 2009 International Model UN Summer Camp Table of Contents A Message from The Executive Director

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UNESCO Center for Peace at a Glance

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Program Synopsis

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Letters of Support and Citations

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International Model UN Program Overview

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Discussion Themes

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Model U.N. Conference

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Working Session with Hagerstown City Mayor, Frederick County Government and the US State Department 14 Workshops

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Visits to Washington DC and Baltimore

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Visit to New York

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Top 20 outstanding Ambassadors

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2009 Model UN Team

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Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs

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Cultural Festival and Award Ceremony

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Sponsors of Contents

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“Since Wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the Defenses of Peace must be constructed� - UNESCO Constitution

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Builders of the Universe Program 2009 International Model UN Summer Camp Message from the Executive Director Joining forces with our local, regional and international partners, we have successfully completed another session of the International Model United Nations (IMUN) Summer Camp. Since our first session held in Summer 2007, our center’s reputation, prestige and commitment for social justice, peace and international collaboration has reached a new level. Our quest to harness that capital of trust and channel it towards the advancement of peace and global understanding between young students from around the globe has been our first priority. Tangible result of that effort includes the participation of over 300 students & facilitators from around the world in 2009 regional and International Model United Nations sessions. In addition to the success of Model United Sessions, several of our senior staffs, board members and advisors have attended International conferences in the last twelve months. In December 2008, our Board Chair Dr. Len Latkovsky attended the annual European Federation of UNESCO Clubs & Associations in Paris, France. In April 2009 Dr. Hoda Zaki attended the United Nations conference on racism and discrimination as representative of our Center. In December 2009, Board Member Seth Roberts will be traveling to China to share our expertise in Model UN with the Hailiang Educational Group, China. As we reinforce our partnership at the international level, we are mindful of our determination to help create, facilitate and strengthen the UNESCO Club movement in the US. To that end, we have been successful in reaching out to our local, State and Federal leaders. On October 17, 2009 we were honored by hosting the Honorable Benjamin Cardin, US Senator as keynote speaker during our commemoration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. During our summer camp, Camp participants had the opportunity to visit the Frederick Board of County Commissioners in session during which our delegates received a warm welcome following the presentation of a proclamation by the Honorable Commissioner Jan Gardner, president of the Frederick County Board of Commissioners. A similar meeting was scheduled with Mr. Robert Bruchney, Mayor of Hagerstown City who took the time to brief our campers about the history of Hagerstown before elaborating on how the City Government operates followed by a lengthy Question & Answer session. As one of the only two UNESCO clubs listed by the US National Commission for UNESCO, we take our responsibility seriously and pledge to keep on working with all stakeholders to promote a new generation of peacemakers who are going to strive to make the culture of peace a

component of everyday life through education, science, culture and communication. The preamble of the UNESCO constitution offers a practical blue print in the following words:” since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed”. Building these defenses requires a team of passionate, dedicated and committed volunteers well aware of the fact that “… the wide diffusion of culture, and the education of humanity for justice and liberty and peace are indispensable to the dignity of man and constitute a sacred duty which all the nations must fulfill in a spirit of mutual assistance and concern” as also stated in the UNESCO Constitution. The Builders of the Universe program aims at providing the necessary tools to young people across the globe to be the needed agent for that change in their communities. I believe that our generation has the moral responsibility to quit complaining about all the tragedies and act. By acting, we will be putting an end to the powerless attitude while empowering tomorrow’s leaders with the best tools to be successful in spreading the seed of peace in the minds of their peers. The Builders of the Universe Program is all about nurturing an understanding of today’s World and ensuring that tomorrow’s leaders are globally literates and armed with adequate tools to carry out their assigned mission: building the defenses of peace in the minds of their peers, each mind at a time thru Education, Science, Culture and Communication. We appeal to Educators, Parents, Spiritual and Business Leaders and other Decision Makers across the globe, to take ownership of these simple ideas by sponsoring Delegates from their community to participate in our program. The help and support we received from all around the world has been vital in our quest to leave our world in a better and peaceful condition. I will like to thank Hood College and the Hagerstown Hotel and convention center for hosting the session. I will also like to thank the Potomac Fish & Game Club for its sponsor. Today, we are thankful to the City of Hagerstown, the City of Frederick, the Frederick County Government, Maryland State Representative Sue Hecht, The Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations in New York, Counselor Moretti and Ambassador Maria L R Vioti, US Senators Benjamin Cardin and Barbara Mikulski and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley whose support has been instrumental in the successful implementation of the 2009 International Model United Nations Summer Camp. Guy P Djoken

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Builders of the Universe Program 2009 International Model UN Summer Camp Board of Directors

About UNESCO

Dr. Len Latkovski, Professor and Chair of History and Political, Sciences, Hood College Beverly Hendrix, Director of Diversity and Global Initiatives, Frederick Community College Dr. Olivia G White, Dean of Students, Hood College Rev. Dr. Burton L. Mack, Pastor Asbury United Methodist Church Daryl Boffman, Frederick County Board of Education Seth Roberts, Frederick County Public Schools Dr. Kiran Chadda, Director of Multicultural Affairs and International Students Programs, Hood College Danielle Leonard, Broker, State Farm Insurance Martin O’ Brien Professor of Social Studies Maryland School For the Deaf

UNESCO - the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization was founded on November 16, 1945. For this specialized United Nations agency, it is not enough to build classrooms in devastated countries or to publish scientific breakthroughs. Education, Social and Natural Science, Culture and Communication are the means to a far more ambitious goal: to build peace in the minds of men

Staff Guy Djoken, MBA Executive Director Serge Atontsa Executive Secretary Paula Prak Treasurer Kimberly Hatfield Public Relations Secretary Dr. Eager Paige Senior Adviser International Affairs Dr. Linda Funsch Adviser Middle East Affairs Jinji Zhou Secretary Asian & Australian Affairs Dr. Yonnas Kefle Adviser European & African Affairs Xiaoming Zhu Director of Exchange Programs Ashima Bhardwaj Director of Summer Programs Jianwei Zhu Director of After School Programs Josefa Hoch Director of Summer Camps Ivan Chavdarov Deputy Director of Summer Camps Timothy Kuhn Coordinator of Special Projects Claudia Twum Executive Assistant Jean Gilles Gardy Webmaster

About the UNESCO Center for Peace The Center of Peace, promoting the ideals of UNESCO, has been building strong alliances in the Washington, DC metro area since 2004. Major partners include the Frederick County Public Schools, Hood College, the Frederick Community College and the Maryland chapter of the United Nations Associations-USA.

Our Vision We envision the center becoming a cultural anchor for the region, celebrating community diversity, contributing on current issues and events, engaging policy makers, and working with all stakeholders to further understanding of peace and tolerance.

Our Mission To promote understanding of UNESCO’s mission and ideas and to translate them into programs that will help raise a new generation of Peacemakers, placing Human Dignity at the center of their activities and striving to make the culture of peace a commodity of everyday life through Education, Science, Culture and Communication.

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Builders of the Universe Program 2009 International Model UN Summer Camp Program Synopsis Model United Nations Conference: Nurtures participants’ understanding of today’s world & give them an opportunity to address global issues from a different perspective. During the conference, participants employ a variety of communication and critical thinking skills learned in the program in order to represent the policies of their countries. These skills include public speaking, small group communications, research, policy analysis, active listening, negotiating, note taking, and technical writing. The Conflict Resolution 101, Effective Communication Skills 101 & Cultural Diversity workshops: provides an opportunity for students to learn from one another’s culture and help with anger management, communication and a set of tools to resolve conflicts peacefully. Creative Arts Classes: help to discover and enhance participants’ creativity, imagination and creativity. Campers are inspired through fun projects using a multitude of techniques including tempura, collage, and sculpture. English Language & American History Classes: Help improve participants’ writing and speech skills while teaching American history classes. Participants from around the world learn basics of important segments of the history of the United States. Field Trips: They are organized to Washington DC (White House, State Department, Capitol, parks, museums, zoos and other U.S landmarks such as the George Washington place of birth in Virginia, Harpers Ferry in West Virginia. The Universal Studio, Disney Parks in Orlando, Florida, the United Nations Headquarter in New York and Baltimore City attractions. Successful Applications to US Colleges and Universities: This class is designed to prepare students to start preparing for successful applications for admission into US Colleges and Universities. ABC of a Builder of the Universe: This class teaches about the fundamentals of the Human Condition with case study of selected Peace Nobel Laureates. Cultural Festival: It is great opportunity for participants to share and learn from one another, feel connected, have a sense of belonging while each displays with pride the cultural variety they bring to the program. Mini-Olympics: Through fun games, participants learn to set common goals and work together in the spirit of brotherhood and teamwork. “Since Wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the Defenses of Peace must be constructed” - UNESCO Constitution

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Builders of the Universe Program 2009 International Model UN Summer Camp

“Since Wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the Defenses of Peace must be constructed� - UNESCO Constitution

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Builders of the Universe Program 2009 International Model UN Summer Camp

“Since Wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the Defenses of Peace must be constructed� - UNESCO Constitution

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Builders of the Universe Program 2009 International Model UN Summer Camp

Mock Sessions: International Model U.N. Conference Every summer, UNESCO Centre for Peace brings together, young people from around the world, for the purpose of giving them the opportunity to learn, share and dream together. Together, they are able to share ideas, experiences, learn and immerse themselves in different activities. Together, they are able to travel to new places. Together, they are able to help each other understand different perspectives. They find friendship and peace. Then, it becomes their responsibility to spread this message and share the Gift of Peace. They stay in touch and continue the process of learning and unlearning from each other. The UNESCO Centre for Peace Model United Summer Camp is a simulation of the United Nations sessions. It is unique since it brings together, young people from around the world for the purpose of cultural exchange, dialogue and political discussions while visiting sites of historical importance simultaneously. All delegates must prepare themselves for the Model United Nations Sessions. Usually, delegates participating in the Model United Nations Sessions are assigned a country that they must represent at all times during the Conference and while presenting their views on various issues. Having been assigned a country, every delegate must prepare him/herself in advance for the MUN Sessions.

“Since Wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the Defenses of Peace must be constructed� - UNESCO Constitution

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Builders of the Universe Program 2009 International Model UN Summer Camp Discussions Themes Committee Session I : World Health Organization: The tobacco industry preying on world youth: Comprehensive actions against their strategies Committee Session II UNESCO, Peace, International Security and Disarmament Committee Session III Torture and Degrading punishments Committee Session IV International Tribunals: ICJ/ICC and their impacts Committee Session V Global Warming & other Environmental Issues - Science and Technology for Development

Committee Session VI UNICEF and Children Bill of Rights Committee Session VI United Nations Peace Keeping Missions

“Since Wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the Defenses of Peace must be constructed� - UNESCO Constitution

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Builders of the Universe Program 2009 International Model UN Summer Camp Mock Sessions: International Model U.N. Conference

“Since Wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the Defenses of Peace must be constructed� - UNESCO Constitution

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Builders of the Universe Program 2009 International Model UN Summer Camp Working Session with the U S State Department

The visit to the US State Department is undertaken during the camp and participants find it very interesting. The visit includes an enlightening discussion with a representative on US Policies and stands on various issues.

Visit to the Frederick County Government in Session

The visit to the Frederick Board of County Commissioners. Delegates are welcome and are briefed on how the County Government operates.

Workshop with the Mayor of Hagerstown City, Maryland

“Since Wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the Defenses of Peace must be constructed� - UNESCO Constitution

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Builders of the Universe Program 2009 International Model UN Summer Camp Conflict Resolution 101 In this class, campers are thought basic mediation skills. They learn how to resolve conflicts that occur in their relationships with their peers. Concepts such as animosity, dissent, anger, frustration, rage, disagreement, differences of opinion, yelling, personal attacks, vindictiveness are addressed. Campers also learn how to identify, address and deal with difficult or toxic personalities and when to call for outside help.

Effective Communication 101 Communication influences all factors of life and is a key component to achieving and maintaining peace. From daily interaction with strangers on the street to the way campers present themselves, the way they communicate is a reflection of who they are and the way they establish relationships with those around them. Although there are many sides of communications (including verbal interactions, nonverbal cues, and even using technology to maximize impact), there are a few basic fundamentals that span around the globe. By understanding the way others communicate, campers increase their probability for success with others.

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Builders of the Universe Program 2009 International Model UN Summer Camp Field Trips to Washington DC and Baltimore City

“Since Wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the Defenses of Peace must be constructed� - UNESCO Constitution

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Builders of the Universe Program 2009 International Model UN Summer Camp Visit to New York and the UN Headquarters Guided Tour

“Since Wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the Defenses of Peace must be constructed� - UNESCO Constitution

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Builders of the Universe Program 2009 International Model UN Summer Camp Top 20 Outstanding Delegates 2009

Ambassador of Canada

Ambassador of Japan

Ambassador of Estonia

Ambassador of Egypt

Ambassador of Pakistan

Ambassador of China

Ambassador of South Africa

Ambassador of Venezuela

Ambassador of Bangladesh

Ambassador of Israel

Ambassador of Denmark

Ambassador of Algeria

Ambassador of Saudi Arabia

Ambassador of Philippines

Ambassador of Portugal

Ambassador of D R Congo

Ambassador of Germany

Ambassador of Brazil

Ambassador of Sudan

Ambassador of Russia

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Builders of the Universe Program 2009 International Model UN Summer Camp 2009 Model UN Team

Dr Paige Eager Model UN Advisor

Ivan Chavdarov Associate Dir. Summer Camps

Ashima Bhardwaj Dir. of Summer Programs

Duane Dillard Logistics & Public Relations

Josefa Hoch Dir. of Summer Camps

Konstantine Buhler Model UN President

Annah Feeney Model UN Secretary Gen.

Jean Gilles Gardy Facilitator

Claudia Twum Lead Facilitator

Zsofia Szabo Facilitator

Seth Roberts Workshop Moderator

Anastasia Rosen Jones Workshop Moderator

Monica Chadda Facilitator

Heloisa Matos Facilitator

Jinji Zhou Facilitator

Lorena Bonadiman Facilitator

Joelmo Jorge Facilitator

Maggie Hou Facilitator

Dr Vincent Ferraro Workshop Moderator

Shelby Huggins Workshop Moderator

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Builders of the Universe Program 2009 International Model UN Summer Camp Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs In a world that is becoming borderless, the Center for Peace is signing a set of bilateral and multilateral agreements with schools, colleges, universities and other educational institutions around the world to promote: • • •

Students/Teachers exchange with U S Educational Institutions Cultural & Educational Visits to the US and overseas. Sister school agreements with US Schools, Colleges and Universities

These exchange programs aim at: • • • • • •

Expanding students' international view Helping students integrate with the world Strengthening the relationship between Maryland educational institutions and overseas schools, colleges and universities Broadening the knowledge and understanding of students by enabling them to gain an understanding, appreciation and respect for other cultures Developing opportunities for teachers to exchange course material, information on methods and practices and on educational matters in general Facilitating visits of students and teachers to the sister school

The premise of the program, as stated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1959, was that cities sharing similarities like population, industry or art would find ways to form partnerships which would create an international atmosphere of understanding and respect. Exchanged relationships can be established under a Memorandum of Understanding prepared under the auspices of the Center for Peace and signed by both parties. Once institutions are linked, several activities such as the teacher/student exchange and other cultural exchanges may be available to students and educators from both institutions. Benefits to Participants Broadening of educational horizons by adding a global perspective. Knowledge and experience of a different education system. Possibility to have a direct impact in maximizing the educational, cultural and sporting opportunities between young people from different countries. Through facilitation of international relations, young people can learn firsthand the differences and similarities in culture, education, personal values, personal interests and lifestyle. It is envisaged that as the young people become more immersed in the sharing of culture, they will contribute actively to a more peaceful future through a range of initiatives. For more information, visit www.unescocenterforpeace.net

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Builders of the Universe Program 2009 International Model UN Summer Camp Cultural Festival and Award Ceremony

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Builders of the Universe Program 2009 International Model UN Summer Camp

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The UNESCO Center for Peace 2009 International Model United Nations Summer Camp

Our Mission:

To educate and train individuals and groups to create Small “Zones Of Peace” wherever they go wherein violence, deceit and denial will ultimately become obsolete. We offer community development and violence prevention consultations and training for small and large groups and organizations (civic groups, schools, churches, small businesses and large corporations).

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