Elena Krylova, Natalya Motorina & Roza Ismayilova

Elena Krylova

Elena Krylova

My name is Elena Krylova and I was born on the 16th of December, 1989 in the city of Dubna, Moscow Region, Russia. Upon graduating high school in Dubna in 2007, I decided to pursue a Bachelor’s degree at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia (aka MGIMO-University). In August 2007 I got matriculated at the School of Political Science and obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Comparative Politics and Political Expertise with the command of foreign languages: English and German (B.A.) cum laude in 2012. My research interests spanned the field of conflict studies, globalization, and urban governance. The topic of my Bachelor thesis was “The Role of Urbanization in Internal Armed Conflicts in Contemporary Developing States”. Moreover, during my studies at the MGIMO, in the academic year 2010-2011 I was doing an exchange year at the University of Tuebingen in Germany. Upon obtaining my Bachelor’s degree, I set my mind on furthering my studies to a Master’s degree in the field of Human and Urban Geography, and I was happy to be admitted to the Faculty of Chemistry and Geography Sciences at Heidelberg University. I began my M. Sc. program in October 2012 and it is currently in progress. Besides a major in Geography, I am currently pursuing a minor in Transcultural Studies. My research interests span urban geography, e.g. sustainable urban development and right to the city movement, and geo-informatics. Besides my academic career, I have been involved with the Model United Nations movement since 2009. In 2009-2012, I was a member of the Secretariat of the “Moscow International Model United Nations (MIMUN)” and was involved in organizing three MIMUN conferences. I was very pleased to receive an invitation to participate in the first Model United Nations Security Council conference in Baku this October and I am looking forward to it as an exceptionally enriching experience, where one can learn from other participants as well as share his/her knowledge with others.
Natalya Motorina

Natalya Motorina

Natalia Motorina Born in 1991, I graduated from the lyceum 143 in 2009. I am in my fifth year of studies at F.M. Dostoevskiy Omsk State University. My future major will be “Regional Studies” with specialization in Western Europe and languages. Two years ago I started to participate in Model UN conferences and felt so attracted to MUNs that last year I became a part of organizational team of Omsk Model UN 2013. During that MUN I had an honour to combine the roles of the HRC Chair and Secretary General. Apart from MUNs my current interests include reading (both books and articles), participation in educational events other than Models UN (Forums, Student Weeks, conferences, Summer Schools), travelling, ballet and baking. Among the latest educational events I attended were lectures on Japanese History of Theatre and Culture given by professors from Tokyo (September, 2013), The St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture (July-August, 2013), and International Week in Ilmenau (June, 2013). This year I hope to take part in more MUNs, to get to know new people and countries, and to expand my knowledge of the world!
Roza Ismayilova

Roza Ismayilova

I was born in Russia in 1989 and lived there for 14 years. My family was travelling a lot and I changed quite a big number of schools and classes. It taught me to be flexible, interactive, easy-going and social. So the basic principles of my life were established there. Then in 2004 we moved to Azerbaijan. Here I got my bachelor degree in Public Administration at the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan (2006-2010) and master degree in IT Management at Qafqaz University in cooperation with Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden (2010-2012). In Azerbaijan I have taken an active part in various projects and activities held by such organizations as IRELI Public Union, Azerbaijan Young Scientists, Post-graduates and Masters Union, National Budget Group, Future Studies Society and Millennium Project, OSCE Academy in Kyrgyzstan, Lithuanian Society of Young Researchers, and so on. Moreover, I have been a participant of the intellectual games What?Where?When? and Brain Ring, different simulation projects, summer and winter schools, Azerbaijan Business Case Competition, Human Rights School, Azerbaijan Foresight Futures Studies Course, etc. Since 2008 I have been working for different local and international companies. It gave me a chance to get a great experience in different business spheres such as education, entertainment, IT and telecom services, oil and gas, public administration. Currently I am a Chief Accountant Assistant at National Oilwell Varco Pte Ltd Azerbaijan Branch and lecturer at Department of IT and Systems Engineering at Qafqaz University. Finally, I just would like to say that I am very communicative, independent, creative and take charge person with excellent team building skills, who is able to easily get along with people of different backgrounds.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions & Answers.

    Q: What is Model United Nations?

    A: Model United Nations (MUN) is a simulation of United Nations General Assembly committees and other bodies that constitute the UN system. MUN affords students the opportunity to step into the shoes of ambassadors to the UN and debate issues currently on the agenda of the organisation.

      Q: How did Model UN begin?

      A: While there is no official record of how Model UN began, we do know that Model UN is the successor of a series of student-led Model League of Nations simulations. Some people believe that the first Model UN conference was held at Harvard University, although other colleges claim they held the first conference. Regardless, simulations of international organizations began even before the birth of the United Nations.

      Q: Who participates in Model UN?

      A: It is estimated that more than 400,000 students around the world at all educational levels from primary school to university, participate each year in Model UN. A number of today's leaders in business, the arts, government and law participated in Model UN as students – including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. And the popularity of Model UN continues to grow.

      Q: What is a Model UN conference?

      A: Conferences differ in structure and programme. Some MUN programmes take place in the classroom; others are school-wide. Conferences which are much larger, are held at the regional, national, or international level, and feature participants from the host country as well as from around the world. Middle school, high school and university students gather annually in groups as few as 15 to over 3000 to simulate the meetings and negotiation efforts of member states at UN Conferences. The size of a MUN conference and the number of committees simulated are determined by the host organisation. Conferences are staffed entirely by students and unique feature of many of these conferences is the simulation of real UN committees, addressing hypothetical concerns or issues from the past or future such as the 1992 Earth Summit, an historic Security Council, the Russian Civil War 1918, and Joint Crisis Committees, in which delegates must react to a hypothetical or actual crisis situation.

      Q: Where and when are Model UN conferences held?

      A: While Model UN conferences are often held at educational institutions, larger conferences generally take place in convention centers and sometimes even at government buildings. These conferences take place virtually every month throughout the school year, but there are few events in the summer as well.

      Q: What is a Model UN delegate?

      A: A Model UN delegate is a student who assumes the role of an ambassador to the United Nations at a Model UN event. Experience in international relations is not required for this sort of the activity. Model UN students tend to go on to become great leaders in politics, law, business, education, etc.

      Q: What are the benefits of participation in Model UN conferences?

      A: Through participation in MUN, students gain a deeper understanding of how the process of international debate and negotiation which we call diplomacy, functions. MUN enables students to become more informed global citizens, who not only understand the decisions made by nations, but also how those changes affect politics at the national, regional and global levels. Participation in MUN conferences affords students an opportunity to develop a range of skills including: research, expository and persuasive writing, analytical skills; teamwork, problem-solving, debating, conflict resolution skills; cooperation, compromise, consensus-building and negotiation skills.

      Q: Who are the organizers of the first Baku International Model UN Security Council 2013?

      A: It’s a joint project of the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan and UNDP Azerbaijan.

      Q: Will it be the simulation of UN Security Council only or the work of other committees will also be simulated?

      A: As this is the first time of holding international Model UN conference in Baku, we decided to start with simulation of UN Security only.

      Q: What is the topic of the conference?

      A: It is “Cyber Security”.

      Q: How many people will be participating?

      A: The Conference will bring together 45 university students and graduates from Azerbaijan and fourteen other member states currently serving as members of the UN Security Council: China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Argentina, Australia, Guatemala, Luxembourg, Morocco, Pakistan, the Republic of Korea, Rwanda and Togo.

      Q: How were the participants selected?

      A: The call for applications was announced online and distributed through UN agencies as well as embassies of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the elegible countries. The applicants were evaluated by their general performance, language skills and Model UN experience.

      Q: Is it a free of charge event?

      A: Yes, all expenses (including transportation and accommodation costs of foreign participants) are covered by the organizers of Baku International Model UN Security Council 2013. There is no participation fee.

      Q: Will any pre-conference training be organized?

      A: The participants of Baku International Model UN Security Council 2013 will be provided with the brilliant opportunity to take part in the two-day pre-conference workshop led by UN representatives experienced in organization of Model UN conferences worldwide.

Azerbaijan, officially the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Respublikası) is the largest country in the Caucasus region located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. The exclave of Nakhchivan is bounded by Armenia to the north and east, Iran to the south and west, while having a short borderline with Turkey to the northwest.
The United Nations (UN; French: Organisation des Nations Unies, ONU) is an intergovernmental organization whose stated aims include promoting and facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, civil rights, civil liberties, political freedoms, democracy, and the achievement of lasting world peace. The UN was founded in 1945 after World War II to replace the League of Nations, to stop wars between countries, and to provide a platform for dialogue. It contains multiple subsidiary organizations to carry out its missions.