JMUN 2018: Advancing Sustainable Development Through Diplomacy

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Jakarta Model United Nations 2018

Jakarta MUN is an annual conference held by Indonesian Student Association for International Studies (ISAFIS) which was first held in 2011, becoming the pioneer of MUN conferences in Indonesia. JMUN offers an opportunity for youth to experience the challenges of international negotiation and diplomacy. In JMUN, participants will act as a diplomat from a particular country in discussing international issues, simulating the process that occurs at a UN conference.

Since JMUN 2018, JMUN uses the UN4MUN procedure. This approach puts diplomacy back at the center of Model UN and corrects the inaccuracies of most Model UN in the world. JMUN 2018 held starts from 9th until 12th of August 2018. JMUN 2018 bring the theme titled “Advancing Sustainable Development Through Diplomacy”.

Opening Ceremony JMUN 2018

The first day marks by opening remarks by Mr. Collie Brown as Country Manager of UNODC, Mr. Angga as a Representative of UNFPA, Mrs. Silvia Dian Anggraeni as Representative of Pertamina University, Kenneth Nicholas as Project Director of Jakarta MUN 2018, and Naufal Musri as Secretary General of Jakarta MUN 2019. All delegares also equipped with Training Session of UN4MUN procedure to begin all session for the entire programme.

Committee Session

On the second day, JMUN 2018 had three committee sessions for each committee. Started by the formal meetings, the Vienna Formula ended the conference today. JMUN 2018 had 4 councils there are:

1. Disarmament and International Security council bring the topic of Prohibition of The DUmping of Radioactive Wastes

2. Economic and Financial council bring the topic of Agricultural Development, Food Security, and Nutrition

3. Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural council bring the topic of Social development, including questions relating to the world, social situation of youth, ageing, disabled persons, and the family

4. Legal committee bring the topiv of the scope of and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction

Photo Group of Legal Chamber

Third day, JMUN 2018 had committee session in the day and cultural night in the night. All delegates are excited to know about Betawi Culture that promoted by Abang None Jakarta.

Closing Ceremony JMUN 2018

Last day of JMUN 2018 had the Closing Ceremony agenda that collaborated with celebration of International Youth Day 2018. It held at National Library of Indonesia along with all the delegates and committee.

Abang None performs at Closing Ceremony

In the previous years, JMUN has gathered hundreds of students annually, some of which hail from USA, UK, India, New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Laos, Philippines, Thailand, Ghana, Afghanistan and many more, offering them substantive debates and negotiation, as well as social experiences through its side events. This year, JMUN combines both conventional and UN4MUN procedure in one conference.

Angklung Performance at Closing Ceremony

We also have many cultural agenda to promote Indonesia culture such as Angklung, Traditional Dance, Ondel-Ondel, and many more to delegates. We often collaborate with Abang None or many communities out there to perform in Jakarta Model United Nations.

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