You are invited to participate in Saint Petersburg International Model United Nations Conference organized by Gymnasium 157 founded in 1868 and located in the picturesque center of St.Petersburg. SPIMUN is affiliated to The Hague International Model United Nations (www.thimun.org) and is one of the oldest MUN conferences in Russia.
SPIMUN is designed for high school students (14 – 19 years old). The conference is a three-day-long simulation of the work of the United Nations. The structure of SPIMUN includes the Security Council, the General Assembly (4 Committees), the ECOSOC, the Special Conference and the Baltic Forum. The official language of SPIMUN is English.
SPIMUN allows the students to play the roles of diplomats and learn to negotiate and debate in the formal way. The young delegates in seeking solutions to economic, social, environmental and cultural problems can learn to break away from narrow national interests and to develop true international cooperation.
SPIMUN 2014 brought together about 500 delegates and teachers from Armenia, Bahrain, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and the USA.
The Official Opening ceremony of SPIMUN 2014 was held in the magnificent Tauride palace, one of the oldest buildings of our city and the seat of the Imperial State Duma, Russia’s first parliament.
About Gymnasium 157
Each year SPIMUN is traditionally hosted by the Gymnasium 157 – one of the oldest educational institutions of Saint Petersburg. The history of the Gymnasium dates back to 1868, when it was founded as the gymnasium for girls. The gymnasium bears the name of its patroness Princess Eugenia of Oldenburg, Granddaughter of the Russian Emperor Nicolas I.
The history of the Gymnasium is closely connected with a heroic history of St. Petersburg. 39 teachers and 49 students were awarded with medals for heroism during 900-day siege of Leningrad (1941 – 1944).
The school museum provides a great opportunity for learning school history and offers guiding tours in Russian and English. The museum was opened in May 1996 and now it contains more than 500 exhibits: documents, objects of everyday life and photos.
Nowadays about 600 students from 7 up to 17 years are studying in the Gymnasium. Special attention is given to the humanitarian subjects such as history, literature and foreign languages.
About cultural program
Attendance at SPIMUN will mean much more than just doing another MUN. You will be able to discover the splendour of St.Petersburg, one of the world's most beautiful cities. Cultural program is organized by DMC "TSAR-events". For detailed information regarding accommodation, fees, cultural program please visit: http://tsar-events.ru/spimun/