Over 1,000 delegates from across the country are expected to participate in the Model United Nations, IBA Karachi (Munik) conference to be held this month.
Munik began its journey in 2010 with only 450 delegates, but over 1,000 are expected to attend its fourth session between January 18 and January 22 at IBA, Karachi.
The organisers said that the aim of the conference transcends beyond the need to develop an understanding of international affairs among the Pakistani youth. Munik has been led with the vision to ensure that students in Pakistan are given a competent platform that instils in them the confidence to debate, negotiate, lead and collaborate.
At Munik IV 2013, due to start next week, a total of 18 committees have been formed to discuss pertinent global issues. The delegates will represent assigned countries within the scope of different committees. They will also feel the traditional dynamics of the UN when they draft a resolution that is approved unanimously by a majority of the members of the committee.
MUN committees are moderated and supervised by committee directors - individuals who have prior MUN experience and are well versed in the functionalities of the United Nations. Munik IV has successfully recruited eight international chairs from countries, such as the US, UK and China. The conference tries to invite international chairs to not only provide participants with international exposure, but to establish a positive image of Pakistan in the international community.
Munik IV’s secretariat and convening committee have also had the privilege of participating and winning several awards at some of the world’s most celebrated MUN conferences - Harvard World MUN, EuroMUN, New York MUN. Munik IV’s president Umer Irfan flew to Turkey in March 2012 to chair debates at the Model United Nations, Turkey, in Anatolya, organised by NATO and the Turkish foreign office.
For details on the conference, log on to http://www.munik2013.org/ or visit <https://www.facebook.com/MUNIKarachi>
Published in The Express Tribune, January 5th, 2013.
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