The opening and the first meeting of the student Model of the United Nations was held in Donetsk on November 6. Such a re-creation of the work of the UN is the international practice of students-diplomats. The point of the game is the complete imitation of the Organization's activities: each participant of the game represents one of the UN member states and defends its interests. This summer, students of Donetsk universities visited the Moscow International Model of the UN named after Vitaly Churkin. Students of Donetsk universities organized such an event in the DPR under support of the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic.
Students from five countries will be taking part in the Donbass UN model: the DPR, the LPR, the Russian Federation, Bulgaria, and Iraq. The plans include a discussion on the topic "National policy and human rights: protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism." The result of the model will become a UN Resolution, the diplomatic game will last five days.
The Head of State Alexander Zakharchenko welcomed the participants of the game.
"It is very pleasant to see the younger generation and the future of the Republic at such events. What you do is worthy of the greatest praise. You have managed to organize such a large-scale activity at the highest level.
Unfortunately, today we are still an unrecognized state, but if each of us does something for our recognition, including today's event, we will pass this barrier and get real independence recognized throughout the world. This is our common task. All the questions that you raise today are very important. I agree that every nation has its own understanding of human rights. If we are dominated by the Orthodox, Russian concept, then our opponents, on that side of the frontline, perceive human rights as a Western European civilization. This is another big difference between us," Alexander Zakharchenko said.
The Head of State noted that the main task of such games is to identify the most talented, intelligent and strong youth to participate in the construction of the state.
This practice already exists: the School of Young Diplomats has been established on the basis of the Donetsk Republic Public Movement.
"Today's event showed that the students participating in the games have passed their exams. You are doing great. The Republic is proud of you," Alexander Zakharchenko said.
Official translation by DONi News Agency