The newest craze in the Indian educational institutions is the world of Model United Nations conferences. India which was a relatively latecomer in this world of simulations has now gone on to be the country which hosts the most MUNs in an average academic year with institutions ranging from IITs to National Law Universities, each hosting their own conference
KIIT MUN brings 2500 delegates from around the globe!
KIIT International Model United Nations hosted by one of the country’s largest private universities, after two successful editions is now on route to become Asia’s largest student run Model UN conference! Scheduled to be held between October 22nd to October 24th, 2016 the conference is playing host to more than 2500 delegates from around the country and from countries around the globe, Italy, Netherlands and Bangladesh to name a few! The event, which is a Model of the United Nations makes delegates gain insight into the working of the world body and the dynamics of international relations by assuming the roles of UN representatives and members of other international bodies and national cabinets. The conference is an exciting opportunity for students to debate issues that confront world leaders and to draft resolutions in response to these global issues.
What’s new this year??
Following the success of the previous 3 years, this year, the conference has tied up with prestigious MUNs from around the world like Paris International MUN, Rome Model UN, MUN of the Hague, Bangladesh MUN, Moscow MUN, Hamburg MUN, Singapore MUN among others.
It is not all about debate though as students from across the world engage in networking through parties arranged after each day’s sessions which leads to a huge amount of cultural and knowledge exchange. In 2014, KIIT International MUN played host to Mr. Rajat Sharma, Chairman and Editor-In-Chief at India TV who beguiled the students with his story of rags to riches. When asked about the motive behind organizing such conferences, Sourabh Pandey, the Secretary General of this year’s conference said, “By giving their consent to the Model UNs the student community represents the change they wish to see in the world because it is the youth which can build a safer, more just world by promoting the UN values and principles.”