Crisis Point is a whole-day interactive problem-solving simulation that puts delegates (students) in the shoes of key diplomats and stakeholders to solve global security and humanitarian crises. Broking solutions in real-time to a crisis that evolves depending on the actions you take, delegates collaborate in their teams, utilising their teamwork, negotiation and creative-thinking skills to represent their own interests while compromising in the collaboration with other stakeholders. Crisis Point is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in simulated international and global issues to gain the skills and understanding of diplomacy.
What is Crisis Point?
Crisis Point is UN Youth’s dedicated Interactive Problem Solving (IPS) event. Interactive Problem Solving simulations place delegates (high-school students) into the centre of a simulated global security or humanitarian crisis with the responsibility to work together, problem-solve and negotiate a solution.
At the event’s start, delegates enter cabinets representing countries, state actors, international organisations and other significant simulation-specific actors. These cabinets are briefed on the simulation, detailing and contextualising the crisis. Each cabinet then undertake private planning of their strategic objectives, which will influence their actions in negotiation and resolution of the crisis. As each cabinet takes its first action towards resolving the crisis, they will need to diplomatically work together in order to manage the effects of the crisis and ensure the best possible outcome.
As cabinets work together (or against…), their actions influence the development of the crisis. The Crisis Master of the IPS (a UN Youth Facilitator) will moderate the simulation through conveying new developments in real-time, taking into account cabinet actions and negotiations.