The Nazarbayev University Model United Nations Club hosted its second annual NUMUN Conference during the weekend of February 25-26. Students’ had a unique opportunity to increase their awareness of global issues, experience diplomacy in practice and develop valuable professional skills.
This year’s conference brought together more than 70 students from all over Kazakhstan, as well as from Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and India. The Conference involved the simulation of three organizations for international cooperation: The United Nations Security Council, the United Nations Human Rights Council, and the Council of the European Union, where participants, role-playing as Permanent Representatives of their assigned countries, debated the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, human rights violations in the Kashmir region and home-grown terrorism. A Delegate Dinner completed the conference agenda providing an informal networking context.
The initiative was supported by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Administration of Nazarbayev University.