Spain Youth Model United Nations (SYMUN) is a Project organized by the Association for the United Nations and International Law (ANUDI) at the Carlos III University of Madrid. ANUDI firmly believes in empowering young students and bringing them closer to public institutions, generating critical thinking and highlighting dialogue and cooperation as fundamental means to face contemporary challenges. This association has extensive experience in organizing international conferences and has participated in UN simulations around the world. For this reason, it considers the perfect time to use this experience to bring together around 250 brilliant high school students from different backgrounds and allow them to discuss on international relations in a multicultural environment. In this sense, SYMUN aims to be a platform to promote knowledge and understanding of the most important problems in the world today.
The last three editions of SYMUN were a success, and the students who participated in them only have words of appreciation for what the conference brought them:
“SYMUN has been one of the most beautiful experiences I have had. Surrounded by wonderful people, this project has shaped me as a person and has made me see the world from another point of view”.
- Álvaro Pérez, 18-year-old.
“SYMUN has been one of the best experiences I have ever had. Thanks to SYMUN I learned what teamwork and international cooperation means and this has made me choose the career I would like to study».
- Marta Lillo, 17-year-old.
“SYMUN has been one of the best weeks of 2019. Those days of debate I could say without any doubt that they were the days in which I have learned the most, not only in knowledge, but also on the personal ground. It is an unforgettable experience and I think it will open many doors for me in the future”.
- Jaime Briones, 16-year-old.