About Us

A Model United Nations (MUN) conference is exactly what its name states: it is “an authentic simulation of the UN General Assembly and other multilateral bodies”. This simulation dates back to the League of Nations, the UN’s predecessor, when students held Model League of Nations conferences in the 1920’s. Today, more than 200,000 high school, college and university students participate in MUN around the world annually. Although each MUN Simulation is independent from the others, they all have common goals, which include increasing international understanding and developing the art of peaceful negotiation among potential national and international leaders. It is for his reason that participants are assigned a country which they have to represent throughout the MUN conference, thus in the simulated General Assembly sessions, Committees etc. Therefore, the opinions given by delegates are never their own or a reflection of the opinions or policies of their home country, but that of the country which they were assigned to represent.

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Who we are

The 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.

Heritage statement

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.

Mission Statement

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.

Vision

We envisage being the premier platform for youth leadership and societal transformation.

Core Values

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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