Who we areThe Kenya Model United Nations (KENYAMUN) is a student led and student run non-profit organization. KENYAMUN is affiliated to the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), Gigiri (Nairobi). Our organization has close to 900 members from 18 Kenyan Universities and colleges (Chapters / Agencies), a number which is increasing annually. The Model United Nations was initiated in Kenya by Mr. Ronald Osumba of Moi University in 2001 with the organization then being referred to as Kenya Model United Nations.
KenyaMUN strives to ensure that the committees we offer provide an educational and comprehensive look at a diverse range of pressing issues. Our Director General’s work throughout the conference to make debate as realistic as possible, so that our delegates get a sense of the complexities of real-world international negotiation, and, as with the real United Nations, place an unequalled emphasis on cooperation and compromise rather than on the supremacy of any one country’s position. In this way, delegates get a chance not only to learn about current international affairs and to discover and represent one country’s position, but also how to stick to that position while working with hundreds of other delegates.
The Model United Nations was initiated in Kenya in 2001. The name – Kenya Model United Nations was arrived at after the second annual conference which was held at Gigiri. Kenya Model United Nations(KenyaMUN) held its first conference in the year 2002 and has since held this event annually in the month of February or March at the UN offices, Gigiri. The organization which started as a club then opened itself up to membership from other universities. Various chapters were later opened in other Universities.
At the Kenya Model United Nations, our mission is to embrace the spirit of the United Nations by inspiring a culture of virtuous leadership amongst the youth through creating platforms for intellectual debate and creating a network for proactive solution development to local as well as global issues; for the betterment of our members and the community as a whole.
We envisage being the premier platform for youth leadership and societal transformation.
- Leadership; - an intellectually vital and flexible learning environment,high conference standards and opportunities for experiential learning through the annual theme. KenyaMUN is a student-focused environment characterized by personal growth and development opportunities due to diversity it offers.
- Community Responsibility; - We are a self-governing, ethical, compassionate, and diverse model UN in fostering the wellbeing of our members. Conversant engagement and service amongst our members and the communities.
- Diplomacy and Integrity; - We display this through the manner of dispute resolution we adopt. We strongly promote a spirit of openness and democracy. Further, we run a system of free and fair elections in selecting our leaders.
- Cultural Diversity;- membership and attendance that cuts across diverse origins. Delegates not only come from all corners of the nation of Kenya, but across the globe. We share and exchange intellectual and cultural experience