In the «new normality» society needs more than ever young non-conformists, open to dialogue between cultures and able to look for joint solutions beyond their own borders.
The Youth MUN Madrid 2022 conference took place in Madrid on June 10 (opening ceremony at the Senate and Cibeles Palace) and June 11 and 12 (work rooms at Los Tilos school).
This new edition, under the title ‘Next Youth Europe’, recognized by Erasmus +, has given special prominence to the member countries of the European Union, their problems and the representation of their democratic institutions.
A total of 250 young people and 20 volunteers have participated in the following committees in English or Spanish, with the following topics: United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC): ‘The Venezuelan humanitarian crisis and the consequences on the borders’; EU Council: ‘Integration of refugees in European countries’; European Parliament: ‘The EU’s response to the crisis in Ukraine’; UN Women: ‘Trafficking in Women and Sex Tourism: Enforcement of a Zero Tolerance Policy’; World Health Organization (WHO): ‘The issue of mental health in young adolescents’; Human Rights: ‘Disinformation as an attack on democracy’; UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion: ‘Sustainable fashion versus fast fashion’.
As a climax, during the closing, as a result of the evaluation carried out by the directors of each committee based on the different abilities of the delegates during their interventions, the following mentions were awarded to them:
|COMMITTEE||MENTION||DELEGATE – COUNTRY||SCHOOL
|HHRR||Opening speech||Jessica Miriam Balauru, Brasil||IES Luis García Berlanga|
|Honorific mention||Ricardo Moreno Palomero, Bolivia||Informal group – Talavera de la Reina|
|Outstanding delegate||Mar Saro, Cuba||Informal group – Spain United|
|Best delegate||Miguel Franco, Colombia||IES Luis García Berlanga|
|Alliance for fashion
|Opening speech||Santiago Jiménez, Colombia||La Salle|
|Honorific mention||Paula Yaniz, USA||Informal group – Inter|
|Best delegate||Gonzalo Santamaría, Mexico||CEU Sanchinarro|
|Opening speech||Enrique Sánchez Sedano, Greece||Peñalba|
|Honorific mention||Pablo Salmerón Rodríguez, United Arab Emirates||La Salle|
|Best delegate||Irene Hernanz Calzado, Czech Republic||Senara|
|Opening speech||Natalia Sánchez Pérez, United Arab Emirates||CEU Sanchinarro|
|Honorific mention||Daniela Monreal, Thailand||CEU Montepríncipe|
|Best delegate||Ruth Martínez Fernández, India||CEU Sanchinarro|
|Opening speech||Sofía Martín, Estonia||IES Luis García Berlanga|
|Honorific mention||Paula Feliciani, Italy||Informal Group – Inter|
|Best delegate||Mario López Suárez, Germany||Europeo Aristos|
|Opening speech||Vicente Sagarra Tejada, USA||Peñalba|
|Honorific mention||Álvaro Orgaz López, North Korea||CEU|
|Best delegate||Isaac Rodríguez Sánchez, Portugal||La Salle|
|Opening speech||Rosa de la Vega, Austria||Altozano|
|Honorific mention||Pablo Del Olmo Medina, Hungary||IES Isaac Peral|
|Best delegate||Alejandra Carlota Gilmartín Gascón, Ireland||CEU Sanchinarro|
Both the young participants and the volunteers will be able to obtain the Youthpass certificate, which recognizes non-formal learning developed from participation in projects financed within the framework of European programs in the field of youth.