Kenya Model United Nations (KenyaMUN) Inter- University Warm Up Challenge Trophy.
The Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies (IDIS) students won this year’s KenyaMUN competition hosted on 29th October 2016 at Kenyatta University. In recognition of this sweet win KenyaMUN Project Director Christopher Kasema and the Secretary General Alex Magu presented the Kenya Challenge trophy to the Patron and the Director (IDIS) Prof. Amb. Maria Nzomo. The competition was about the knowledge of the United Nations, history, its organs and operations at Kenyatta University main campus. The competition brought together a total of 18 University Chapters represented country-wide. KenyaMUN goal is to promote the ideals and principles of the United Nations among the youths and university students in particular. KenyaMUN seek to provide young adults with a multilateral platform to discuss various global issues that are addressed by the United Nations and its Organs.The winner of the competition was based on the best delegation in the simulation of the United Nations committees adhering to international practices, rules and procedures. It tested the students in depth research, presentation of the arguments capabilities that are in line with the current practices of the United Nations.
The main aim of the WarmUP Challenge is to impart knowledge on the members in an enjoyable manner. The program ensures that the members are nurtured to be competitive and knowledgeable people. It enhances their research capabilities, comprehension and communication skills.
KenyaMUN strives to ensure that the committees and organs that are simulated provide an educational and comprehensive look at a diverse range of pressing issues. KenyaMUN tries to ensure the debates are realistic in order for the delegates to get a sense of the complexities of the real-world international diplomacy and world politics. In addition, KenyaMUN places emphasis on cooperation and compromise rather than on the supremacy of any one country’s position. In this way, delegates get a chance to learn about current international affairs, discover and represent their country’s position.