On the occasion of the first-ever international Model UN Security Council Conference to take place in Azerbaijan, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi visited the country to participate in the opening session of the simulation programme, focused on the issue of cyber security. Other speakers included Azad Rahimov, Minister of Youth and Sport; Ali Abbasov, Minister of Communication and Information Technologies; Araz Azimov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs; Antonius Broek, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative; and Farhad Hajiyev, Chairman of the Youth Foundation under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.


“In today’s world, we’re faced with global challenges which require global responses. The role of international institutions becomes more relevant to provide a platform for these global responses,” the Envoy said in his opening remarks.

Azerbaijan being the President of the Security Council this month, the young participants in the Model UN in Baku come from all countries currently members of the Security Council. The simulation is being co-organised by the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan and UNDP Azerbaijan, with support from the UN’s Department of Public Information (DPI).
“I want to congratulate all participants in this Model UN simulation for setting an example as engaged young citizens for others to follow,” concluded the Envoy.