27 November 2018
November 27, WELCOME centre became a headquarter for a presentation of MUN Club. There, incumbent President John Nguyen told interested students and potential members of the club what this role-playing game in which students reproduce the work of United Nations bodies is like.
The presentation showed the early UN models at ENU, invited for such a large-scale event students from leading universities of the world as Chairs of the General Assembly, organized evenings, awards and much more.
Two years in a row, ENU hosted MUN conferences, where students from Australia, Afghanistan, Great Britain, Kyrgyzstan, USA, Slovakia, Uzbekistan, France, South Africa and other countries took part.
It should be noted that ENUIMUN is the first MUN in Central Asia to use the real UN rules of procedure and is regarded as Harvard level of MUN in Central Asia because the format of the conference was modelled on Harvard standards, the ratio of internationality and the quality of selection procedure. That was results of the research held by international group led by Columbia University.
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has provided delegates of ENU International Model United Nations 2018 with a special access to the United Nations iLibrary. The OECD has a knowledge partnership with the United Nations. This means that all United Nation’s publications are available from www.un-ilibrary.org. The iLibrary is a digital platform hosted by the OECD. All publications are available from this single source, with simple navigation throughout the site, key word search function and plenty of time-saving features.
In conclusion, the plans and objectives of the club for the upcoming 2019 were defined, which includes the organization of the UN model at the end of May, the restructuring of the club and the appointment of new vice-presidents, delegates, photographers and journalists. To date, already 47 applications for club membership were submitted. Acceptance of applications ends on 30th of November. For each student of ENU, such experience will undoubtedly give a lot of impressions and advantages.
More than 400,000 students around the world annually participate in this event. Moreover, many of today's leading experts in the field of law, business and the arts, as well as people of senior government positions, participated in the UN model in their student years. At the presentation, John explained to students what opportunities and privileges would open to them through participation and hard work: increasing the attractiveness of CV, acquiring skills in public speaking, debating and teamwork as well as an incredible opportunity to travel and build useful and enjoyable connections.