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Model African Union: Youth dive into climate diplomacy and migration challenges

January 15, 2024 • By Amel El Mejri , Jennifer Wilhelm

Between December 7th and 9th, 2023, International IDEA’s Tunis Office collaborated with the non-profit organization "The Model African Union" to organize a Model African Union event in Tunis, Tunisia. The event brought together 28 students from Tunisia and Sub-Saharan Africa, with a thematic focus on climate change and migration.

Through a lottery, participants were initially allocated a country and divided into the Peace and Security Committee and the Specialized Technical Committee on Migration, Refugees, and Displaced Persons. Each committee had a President leading subsequent sessions. 

Acting as delegates from various African Union (AU) states, students simulated the dynamics of the AU Assembly, resulting in the creation of two declarations and resolutions. During the general assembly at the event's conclusion, the President presented these final resolutions, explicitly calling for action to address the challenges of climate change and migration.

Prizes were awarded to the two best delegates. 

You can watch the livestream of the General Assembly on our facebook page.

Watch a recap of the event below: 

About the authors

Amel El Mejri
Amel El Mejri
Associate Programme Officer
Jennifer Wilhelm
Jennifer Wilhelm
Carlo-Schmid-Fellow at the International IDEA Office in Tunisia
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