Jakarta Model United Nations (JMUN) is the biggest International Model United Nations (MUN) in Indonesia which first-ever held in the capital city of Republic of Indonesia, Jakarta, by ISAFIS (Indonesian Students Association for International Studies) in 2011.
JMUN offers an opportunity to experience the challenges of international negotiation and diplomacy. In JMUN, participants will act as a diplomat from the particular country then discuss international issues like the process that occurs at a UN conference.
Throughout the conference, delegates will gain insight into the workings of the United Nations by actively participating in the resolution of important global issues.
The first edition of the Jakarta MUN was held in 2011. Jakarta MUN 2011 successfully attracted more than 300 delegates ranging from local universities to foreign universities. Jakarta MUN 2011 has marked a new era for MUN in Indonesia. Since then, Jakarta MUN is held annually.
Seven former Jakarta MUN which were held in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 have successfully brought changes for youth in spreading the ideas and values of diplomacy as well as developing knowledge of the issues. This has made Jakarta MUN an international phenomenon. Jakarta MUN itself has many programs besides the conferences, such as social events and supporting events.
Jakarta MUN participants do not only come from big cities in Indonesia, but also from various countries like USA, UK, India, New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Laos, Philippines, Thailand, Ghana, Afghanistan and many more.
Jakarta MUN 2018 seeks to revolutionize MUNs by implementing the most accurate UN procedure developed by the United Nations Department for Public Information, UN4MUN. Through our four days conference, we offer an opportunity to experience the challenges of international diplomacy and get a thorough understanding of the United Nations’ decision-making process.
In collaboration with United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Jakarta, Jakarta MUN 2018 aims for raising awareness of youths in the importance of cooperation as one of the key elements to make our Sustainable Development Goals come true. Hence, the grand theme “Advancing Sustainable Development through Diplomacy” is chosen to support the mission.
This year’s Jakarta Model United Nations will be held on August 9th-12th at Universitas Pertamina.