PR No.43 NUST INTERNATIONAL MODEL UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE (NIMUN’17) WAS SUCCESSFULLY CONDUCTED FROM 2-5TH FEBRUARY, 2017. Islamabad
The world today is at the precipice of complex environmental, political and social catastrophe and a need for effective resolutions has arisen. In keeping with the tradition of addressing the most important issues of today, the students at the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) successfully conducted the fifth edition of the NUST International Model United Nations conference from 2nd – 5th February 2017, under the banner “Together towards Tomorrow” .
The debate this year was larger than ever, both in impact and scale, as current scenarios and future projections related to 7 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of UN’S 2030 agenda were both considered and issues ranging from battling inequality to taking active responsibility for our home, Earth, were raised and resolved. More than 600 delegates from around 60 universities attended the conference, including around 60 foreign participants, making it one of the largest Model United Nations simulation in Pakistan, surpassing NUST’s precedent editions.
Around fourteen committees were simulated, which included popular simulations such as the Security Council (UNSC), the Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC), the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), along with specialized and newer simulations such as CONSILIUM Council of the European Union, the National Crisis Cell (NCC) and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). SPECPOL, ECOFIN, Futuristic Security Council, UNICEF, UNEF, UNHCR, and the NIMUN Crisis Council were also simulated.
The conference also featured a Diplomatic Meet, where reputed dignitaries from various bodies of the United Nations and regional bodies attended the conference as part of a Delegate-Diplomat interaction session. The attendee list included Mr. Indrika Ratwatte (UNHCR Representative), Mr. Daniel Timme (UNICEF), Ambassador Hassan Javed and Ms. Federica Lacava.
To create an environment of friendship and promote interaction amongst diverse individuals, several social events were also conducted, which included the “Global Aldea” – a celebration of nations united under one roof. A carnival and musical evening, featuring “Noori ” and the local artists “Khumaariyaan”, were also part of the program.
The event, as a whole, was highly successful in promoting dialogue among the youth of Pakistan, and promote a positive image of the country around nations.
NUST International Model United Nations is a four-day International Model United Nations conference held annually at National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.