Kenya Model United Nations Annual Conference
Starts: Monday, 7 March, 2016 05:00am
Ends: Friday, 11 March, 2016 02:00pm
The 15th Kenya Model United Nations National Secretariat cordially invites you to the 15th Kenya Model United Nations Annual Conference to be held from Monday March 7th, 2015 to Friday March 11th, 2015 at United Nations Offices at Nairobi, Gigiri. The conference gives the delegates a sense of the complexities of the real – world international negotiation, and, as with the real United Nations, place an unequalled emphasis on cooperation and compromise rather than on the supremacy of any one country’s position. In this way, delegates get a chance not only to learn about current international affairs and to discover and represent one country’s position, but also how to stick to that position while working with hundreds of other delegates.
The 15th Kenya Model United Nations Conference theme is “Global Conflict: Resolution and Dettrence for the Achievement of Sustainable Development.” Our activities throughout the year have been linked to this theme and the conference will be the ultimate highlight of the theme's importance. Following the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals in September 2015, the notion of Sustainability has shaped the development agenda of the United Nations and as we enter the early implementation stage of the Global Goals, it is time to begin national conversations and create awareness of the post 2015 development agenda for the development of the world we want. The world has dramatically changed with new realities as well as new problems that have come to light in the past decade that will require new strategies to solve.
Delegation applications was the first phase of the conference application process which was opened on December 20th, 2015 at 0000hrs. The Delegation applications requires a team of six delegates applying to represent the 2015/ 2016 Security Council countries in each of the committees, that is, Security Council, ECOSOC, General Assembly: Committee One to Four. The countries to be simulated by delegations are the five permanent countries: China, France, Russian Federation, United Kingdom and United States alongside the ten non-permanent countries: Angola (2016), Chad (2015), Chile (2015), Jordan (2015), Lithuania (2015), Malaysia (2016), New Zealand (2016), Nigeria (2015), Spain (2016), and Venezuela (2016).
This year’s conference will expose the delegates to enriching interactions with experts from respective Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related organizations, agencies or programs. This will enable the delegates to debate and approach issues in international relations with adequate knowledge of the real world situation. MUN globally empowers young people with essential skills, such as public speaking, diplomacy, negotiation, critical thinking, teamwork, leadership abilities, compromise, researching and writing skills.
Whether you have attended KenyaMUN Conferences for years or are considering participating for the first time, we strongly encourage you to join the MUN movement and let us build to a better tomorrow. submit an application to www.kenyamodelun.org
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns.