Mangaluru: One of the India’s leading brands in education conference management, ‘Indian International Model United Nations (IIMUN)’ having organized Asia’s largest Youth Conference inMumbai amongst many other conferences, is now ready to organize MUN from 18th to 20th December at the Yenepoya School in Mangaluru.
Being a conference for the youth by the youth, it is run completely by students in age group of 16-25 years. It is the first MUN in Asia to have its own procedure. The events organized by IIMUN have been attended or supported by noted luminaries like UN Secretary General Ban-Ki-Moon, UN Under Secretary General – Peter Launsky, UN Chief of Education Outreach – Nathalie Leroy, former UN Under Secretary General – Shashi Tharoor, Chief Minister of Maharashtra – PritvirajChavan, Union Minister of Agriculture -Sharadchandra Govindrao Pawar, founder of UTV and Walt Disney India – Ronnie Screwvala, noted Bollywood actors like Imran Khan, Rahul Bose, VirDas, Cyrus Broacha, Aftab Shivdasani; National Film award winners – Rakeysh OmprakashMehra and Subhash Ghai; CEO of Future Group – Kishore Biyani; National Information Officer of United Nations Information Centre – Rajiv Chandran; former Union Minister – Manish Tewari; Union Cabinet Minister – Suresh Prabhu; and had performances by dance maestros ShiamakDavar, Mudassar Khan, apart from the ever green veteran singer and mascot of the organisation, Leslie Lewis and many more.
Indian International Model United Nations explained, “With India touted to be one of the leading candidates to become the next super power by the pundits, there has never been more need for young leaders. Youth represents Modern India. Young mindsets, young visions and new perceptions. There is a great burst in the youth to be more effective and involved in social issues. The youth today feel an urge to speak up, to stand by themselves and their beliefs and ideals. Here, the Indian International Model United Nations is trying to create platforms to bring the youth forward by providing them a responsible medium to put forth their ideas. At IIMUN, we organise simulations of local bodies, the Indian Parliament and the United Nations where students don the hats of diplomats and try to solve local, national and global issues.”
This conference which began in the year 2012, in its 1st year went on to host a record 1078 delegates which made it India’s largest Model United Nations Conference. In 2013, the conference went on to host 1900+ students making it Asia’s largest Model UN Conference. In 2014, this conference reached another landmark by becoming the World’s largest Residential Model UN Conference. Today, we organise 30 such events under the banner of IIMUN in different parts of the country and support over 600+ schools in organising such events.
This event will be inaugurated on 18 December, 2015 by Rishabh Shah (founder & president, IIMUN) and Aman Baldia (vice president, IIMUN). On 19 and 20 December, the students will report to the Yenepoya School and debate on world politics, the solutions of which will be forwarded to the concerned departments of the Government.