The First European Model OIC with central team of peace in Al-Quds started in Bucharest

As part of the “Al-Quds – OIC Youth Capital 2018” International Program the First European Model OIC Conference with the central topic of peace in Al-Quds is organized by the Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum in cooperation with the Politehnica University of Bucharest and Scheherazade Foundation in Bucharest, Romania. The MOIC started its work on 20th November 2018 with participation of about 50 European students of international relations of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The event is also part of celebrations of the 200th anniversary of Politehnica University in Bucharest.

The opening of the conference which took place at the Senate Hall of the University has launched with the statement of the President of the Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum, Amb. Elshad Iskandarov followed by speeches of the Vice-Rector of the University Prof. Dr. George Darie and the President of Scheherazade Foundation, Ms. Wajiha Haris. The ceremony was attended by the ambassadors and high-level representatives of Diplomatic Corps of the OIC members accredited in Romania, among many others.

The opening statement by Amb. Iskandarov specifically underlined that “this edition of the ICYF innovative program of modeling the OIC simulation has the special importance being the first of its kind to be held in Europe and bringing the central issue of peace in Al-Quds and international efforts in this regard to the center of education and interest of young and future diplomats of European countries ”. Following the opening ceremony the lectures and simulation started with management of the experienced team of MOIC and Model UN trainers. The conference will conclude today with adoption of resolutions on the issues in the agenda and the Bucharest Communiqué.

Model OIC simulation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)is the ICYF innovative training program which simulates OIC Summit or Ministerial conferences catapulting students into the world of diplomacy and negotiation. In Model OIC, students step into the shoes of Ambassadors/Ministers/Presidents of OIC Member States to debate current issues on the Organization’s vast agenda. International Model OIC programs started since 2010 has been successfully held in Istanbul, Mashhad, Baku, Kazan and Dhaka. MOIC was designated as the priority program for youth policy cooperation activity in the Joint Action Plan by the OIC Youth Ministerials and in the ICYF Biennial Action Plan recently adopted by the ICYF 3rd General Assembly.

The participating students and young diplomats better known as “delegates” in Model OIC, prepare draft resolutions, plot strategy, negotiate with supporters and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the OIC’s rules of procedure-all in the interest of mobilizing “international cooperation” to resolve problems that affect almost every country on Earth.