2019 Oct 9
Sri Lanka’s National Youth Model United Nations Conference is just around the corner and is ready to pump up its volume!
Founded in 2016 by young people, for young people, the priority for NYMUN has always been inclusion. The conference has pushed to provide young Sri Lankans with the opportunity to be engaged and be apart of the global conversation with a diplomatic approach to conflict resolution. Something that is currently in the centerfold of global politicals as young activists such as Greta Thunberg, Payal Jangid, Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez, and our own Insaf Baker Marker are standing up and voicing their disappointment on the current ongoings of governments around the world. NYMUN is the platform on which we, the youth can discuss these problems that will affect our future and actually start making actual change.
If you want to create global waves, to change the current course we are on, to advocate for those who can’t, register for NYMUN. Together, as one united island, embracing our diversity we can and will change everything.
Want to know more about NYMUN? Here are 8 facts about NYMUN:
- It is the only trilingual MUN conference in Sri Lanka. No matter your background, your language preference, your socio-economical position you are accepted and wanted as a part of NYMUN.
- NYMUN has an outreach program that creates a network for the youth around the island allowing everyone to be involved and share resources. NYMUN provides access to all the regions of the island and creates opportunities for all the youth. NYMUN recognizes the importance of diversity in unity and is acting upon it.
- NYMUN 2019 will be held at the Hilton Colombo. So expect the food to be fantastic!
- President Maithripala Sirisena will be attended the opening ceremony. This is the perfect opportunity to discuss topics with him before the upcoming elections.
- NYMUN is an experience. It allows you to be more than you thought you could be. It brings out the best in you and pushes you to be the best version of yourself. #SuperYou
- NYMUN is a stepping stone to get on to the international platform. Past NYMUN delegates have gone on to become United Nations Youth Delegates, National representatives at various global events, and even lead major change in our country and the world.
- Nine provinces, one nation, one conference; this conference gives you the opportunity to learn from others like yourself. People who have similar experiences to you, but in varying contexts. It can inspire you to collaborate, develop, and expand ideas.
- Participating and being engaged in the environment that NYMUN provides just makes you feel good. Also, who knows what you could possibly miss out on? The discussions are always intense, insightful, and innovative.
If that doesn’t make you want to be involved, I don’t know what will! Registration for NYMUN is still open, so don’t miss your chance to get involved. NYMUN 2019 will take place from the 19th to the 20th of October at the Hilton Hotel Colombo.