About Model United Nations
Model United Nations known as MUN, is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy, formal sessions on current political, social and economic issues and the United Nations agenda. The participants role-play as diplomats representing a country or NGO in a simulated session of a committee of the United Nations, such as the Security Council or the General Assembly. Participants research a country, take on roles as diplomats, investigate international issues, discuss, debate, consult, and then develop solutions to ongoing global issues.
About Pamir International Model United Nations
Afghan youth are rarely given equal opportunities to develop and improve their skills and spark a positive change. Although they have the potential to play an important role in the future of their communities, they are marginalized from important decision-making processes and they are lacking diplomacy, debating and lobbying skills.
Youth Thinkers’ Society pioneered Model UN conferences by organizing the first edition of Pamir International MUN for the very first time in Afghanistan for Afghan youth and provided them a platform to learn and practice international relations/policy, diplomacy, tolerance, negotiation, debating, critical thinking, and public speaking. PIMUN is organized annually in Kabul city and simulate various UN committees with new initiatives and new topics.
Pamir International Model United Nations 2017
was organized with the participation of more than 340 participants from Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Germany and Nepal at the Institute of Civil Services, Kabul from 10 – 12 August 2018. The conference was partially supported by the European Union, government of Afghanistan and was mainly on subscription fee of the participants. The conference was a competition of students from 30 different high school and university students.