What is Model United Nations (MUN)?
Model United Nations (MUN) is an academic simulation of the United Nations (UN) and its principal organs. It provides students the opportunity to assume the role of Diplomats, and gain first-hand knowledge about the dynamics of the UN. Participants are allotted countries and UN committees and are subsequently afforded the chance to delve into matters of international concern.
What is SZABIST Model United Nations (ZABMUN)?
SZABIST Model United Nations (ZABMUN) Society is a student-run organization at Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST). It is the premier MUN in the city of Karachi and the largest city-based MUN in Pakistan. The purpose of ZABMUN is to prepare individuals to take ownership and leadership of tomorrow, and to inculcate the ideals of diplomacy, negotiation and reconciliation in them. Ever since its inception in 2008, ZABMUN has hosted four, 4-day annual Conferences, wherein students celebrate unity in diversity and resort to holistic, pacifist means of conflict resolution. ZABMUN caters to students between the ages of 13-24. This year, we are welcoming Delegates from across the globe.
In addition, members of ZABMUN have represented the Society at several prestigious conferences, including Lahore University of Management Sciences Model United Nations (LUMUN), and Harvard Model United Nations (HMUN). ZABMUN has more than 20 international and national awards to its credit.
About ZABMUN 2012 Conference
ZABMUN 2012 Conference is scheduled to be held from November 8 till November 11, 2012, at Carlton Hotel, Karachi, Pakistan.
Through the platform of ZABMUN 2012 Conference, we look towards encouraging the youth to understand the importance of questioning that which needs to be questioned. We aim at instilling in participants the need for critical thinking. With “A stronger world for a better UN” as the tagline of the Conference, we intend to highlight the fact that the United Nations can only serve its purpose if international actors are integrated enough to work for the collective good of the global community.
This year, we have launched ZABMUN International Relations Council (ZIRC) 2012, which will enhance your understanding of current affairs.
ZABMUN 2012 Committees have been carefully chosen to encompass all aspects of the UN’s key areas of focus; viz. Peace and Security, Development, Human Rights, Humanitarian Affairs, and International Law. We are also in the process of organizing four thrilling Social Events for you all.
We look forward to welcoming you all at ZABMUN 2012 Conference!