Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Natalia Nikonorova attended the opening of student games "The UN International Model"

06 November 2017
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On November 6, the opening of student games "The UN International Model" was held in the capital of the Donetsk Peoples’s Republic. The DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko, the Deputy Chairman of the DPR Council of Ministers Dmitry Trapeznikov, the DPR Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Natalia Nikonorova, the DPR Acring Minister of Information  Igor Antipov, The Head of the Central Executive Committee of public movement "Donetsk Republic" Natalia Volkova.

"What you have done today is worthy of the highest praise. You could organize this large-scale event at the highest level." - Zakharchenko addressed the organizers. "I want to greet all participants. Those questions that you are going to discuss here are very important. I congratulate all of you on the beginning of great deeds. Guys, well done, I'm proud of you."- said Alexander Zakharchenko with a welcoming speech.

The Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Natalia Nikonorova stressed the importance of training qualified personnel in the field of international relations for the Republic development:

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is currently looking for educated young personnel. These young specialists are armed with activity, interest in political life and relations between countries and states. The people, who are gathered today in this room, of course, are armed with these qualities.  We are striving to make our Republic recognized as a full-fledged subject of international relations. Thus, without a team of active, qualified, well-educated and ambitious people we cannot manage it."

Also Natalia Nikonorova emphasized the importance of objectivity in the human rights protection:

"I'm sure you all know that international humanitarian law and human rights protection are an absolutely apolitical. It means that human rights must remain outside politics. Here the balance is extremely important - it is necessary to observe the interests of one's own state and at the same time to protect the rights of every person, regardless of citizenship. I wholeheartedly wish you luck in such difficult business, to operate with open mind and heart, do it, and we will support you."

The organizers of the event were students of the Donetsk National University historical faculty. Within the framework of the UN model, scientific conferences and role plays will be held, during which students from the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, several regions of the Russian Federation, Bulgaria, Iraqi Kurdistan will reproduce the work of United Nations bodies.