Jakarta Model United Nations 2019
Jakarta Model United Nations 2019 is the 9th annual session of Jakarta Model United Nations held by ISAFIS. This year, JMUN held starts from 1st until 4th of August 2019 in Jakarta. This year theme is “Strengthening Global Cooperation in The Face of Isolationalism”.
Through this year’s theme, JMUN invites the youth to discuss the current trend of global shift into isolationism through various aspects. Delegates will strive to find ways to increase global cooperation. We chose this theme because international cooperation is at risk because of the unwillingness of states to continue cooperating on humanitarian efforts. This phenomenon is exemplified in how in the last few years some states that are acknowledged as global powers resign from international organizations and treaties due to domestic political shift and dynamics. Another issue that is still yet to be solved is that cooperation efforts lack of inclusivity and participation from non-state actors.
This theme is also inspired by Sustainable Development Goals number 17 which is Partnership for the Goals, which puts effort to enhance cooperation and global partnership to support and reach the ambitious target of the 2030 Agenda, which tries to unite governments, the international community, the private sector, and the people themselves in realizing all of the Sustainable Development Goals. Despite progress in various sectors, improvements must be made to accelerate progress. All stakeholders should refocus and further intensify their efforts in sectors which experience slow development.
With that in mind, we hope that through this year’s conference we could highlight the importance of global cooperation in humanitarian efforts that not only involve governments, but also other actors such as international organizations, NGOs, and the people especially youths to discuss and found the role and actions that could be taken by the youth to improve cooperation in an increasing trend for isolationism, to find a common ground for all nations that want to ensure stability and protection from global threats for its citizens. We also hope that the youth will also be able to further understand the dynamics on the interaction of nations on the international stage, with every country in each council that is available in JMUN having different powers, mandates, and agendas.
There are 9 councils on JMUN 2019:
1. United Nations Security Council (UNSC) with the issue of conflict of interest: Addressing Political Instability and Humanitarian Issues of Venezuela Crisis
2. European Union with the issue titled Migration Policy
3. World Bank that bring issue of social protection to reduce poverty in developing country
4. World Health Assembly that brings topic of euthanasia and physician assisted suicide
5. The Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural (SOCHUM) with the topic titled advancement of women in the workplace
6. United Nations Human Right’s Council (UNHRC) that brings topic titled cibvil rights of minorities
7. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with issue titled modernizing rural areas
8. Historical Crisis Cabinet of the Republic of Indonesia
9. International or Press Corps
Here are some reports of JMUN 2019:
On the first day, delegates attend the opening ceremony held at Balai Kota and they wearing batik and kebaya as the dresscode to promote Indonesian culture.
On the second day, committee held a MUN 101 agenda. If you are first-time MUNer and have no knowledge of how a MUN plays out, do not afraid. The chairs will happily help you introduce the world of MUN to you; MUN jargons, committee sessions, and conference zero where you can train yourself directly in a committee session setting. By the time the committee sessions start, you will not have to worry about feeling inadequate.
Day three is the cultural and charity night. They put on their best traditional costume because it is time to appreciate their own culture. There were traditional performances such as traditional dance, traditional music, and many more. Also, there was a charity ball where well-known fundraisers will come and talk about their vision and missions as well as giving you the chance to take part and involve in their giving back programs!
On the Day 4 they had Diplomatic Tea Time. This is the time when delegates are able to have lunch together with diplomats of the embassies from around the world. Delegates can learn from diplomats directly regarding problems associated with their respective countries as well as insights on what is like to be the representative of their country to Indonesia
Day 5 social nights has come! Drop your placards everyone, it is time to have fun!! Unwind yourselves in one of the most exclusive clubs in Jakarta, Baxter-Smith and feel the groove. Make new friends that will last a lifetime. Take a break from the heated debates and dance your heart out!
Last day is a closing ceremony day. This is the end of the event series of Jakarta MUN 2019. There was an awarding session to delegates and chairs. It held on Balai Kartini with cocktail attire. JMUN closed by the remarkable memoreis with a spectacular evening.