Jozef Kleberc: Human decisions tend to have continually bigger influence

Jozef Kleberc is a student of master degree at the Paneuropean University- Faculty of Law. He is involved in the issues of third sector. As a member of various non-profit associations and organizations he participated in implementing domestic and foreign projects. He currently works at the law office of Sodom Vulgan. During the study he participated in several competitions, model resolution and meetings. He is a member of the organizing team BraMUN 2013.

First time in Slovakia history Model UN will take place in Bratislava. Who came up with this idea?

I started toying with idea to organize a model UN session for university students after attendance on similar conference in Hungary. My thoughts on the whole conference I have introduced to several people who also put their ideas and slowly we began to shape BraMUN 2013. For this event joined hands students, professors even expert consultants. Last but not least in the list “who stands behind this event” is our school Pan-European University, student association ILSA and lot of others befriended people and organizations.

Could you tell us, what will be the role of participants in Model UN?

Main task for participants of BraMUN 2013 will be orientation in international relations, diplomacy and international law enough to find a solution in terms of the given country which they will represent and to win their positions between other delegates. In my personal opinion, the major challenge will be to look for consensus among the delegates and delegations to each other, but thanks to it the conference will be more interesting.

How many students will be able to actively participate in Model UN? What kind of criteria will be decisive for selecting of participants?

The exact number of active participants has been set around 60, but we consider even possibility for enlargement if necessary. Criteria for the selection of delegates are: whether the student’s university student, if this student studies department, which he could use during conference, whether the student has made clear priorities and if he knows what to expect and can expect from BraMUN. I do not want to discourage anybody on that account I want to say that we have accepted all applications so far.

How would you assess the current situation in international relations?

Situation in which the world is currently is incomparable with any other time period in human history and it is up to humans in order to show their ability to adapt to these changes in the world like until now. World is no longer divided on two “power poles”, which would balance each other, today we are witnessing multi-polar distribution of power thanks to that international relations are that much complicated. Human decisions tend to have continually bigger influence, whereupon I will state example: If some country in Middle Ages wanted to unleash war on entire European continent, it would have to had millions of soldiers, provisions, built excellent infrastructure and secured logistic, exceeding technology of this time period, on the other hand at present create a conflict which would affected a huge area or even whole world has in hands few states/individuals ( for example North Korea, Iran, Pakistan or others). International organizations such as UN contribute to stabilizing a hectic situation; however sometimes even intervention of UN fail, what we could see at Rwandan genocide and the Arab Spring.

Finally, the last question. What would you refer to students and young people in general?

Only thing I would like to tell young people is that they should interest themselves in world events, in European Union, in their own country, but also in their town or even at school. Things will not improve if we ignore them, or just mutter over at pub. Young people need to realize that they too have the power to change things and deal with them constructively.

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