NIMUN at a Glance
Satirical Blog on NIMUN
By Qurat ul Ain Adil
Who wouldn’t want to attend an MUN that started out as a class project, right? Especially when it’s the only MUN with an ‘I’ in it. NIMUN takes exceptional pride in the incorporated ‘I’ that it has promoted itself to, which does not at all stand for Islamabadis but for International, mind you.
NUST International Model United Nation’s glory extends over to a time period of four entertaining days with, of course, exceptional dialogue and a whole lot of learning as well. NIMUN is all about catering to the development of leadership and diplomatic qualities to tackle world problems, with a concert totally a side activity in the process of that development.
To be part of NIMUN is a prestigious opportunity to wake up at the earliest hour for four consecutive days in order to debate nobly on world issues. Your debating, leadership and “winning any argument” skills are polished in the milieu of professionalism when you are given a country to fight for, whether you agree with its standpoint or not.
Day one starts off with strict attendances as time punctuality is firmly followed throughout NIMUN, which is fresh for a change. After that, detailed instructions to help you through the committee sessions are provided, as a lot of delegates are first-timers. And for the veterans, a review, specifically focusing of the procedures followed in NIMUN. It is the biggest MUN simulation in the region for a reason, you know.
Each delegation is allotted a country and then the delegates are further divided into committees where they represent the stance of the country they’ve been allotted. The committees start proceedings by deciding the ‘motion on the floor’. Do not be baffled, this is indeed an education session; motion on the floor simply refers to the topic that the committee members will be debating about. Research work is carried out in respective committee groups, but the more knowledge you have about your country and its stance on the subject, the better you can roast the other delegates – I mean provide rational counter arguments in the light of your immense knowledge. The next spur of days involves a cycle of research, study and debate. Sounds super fun right? Well it indeed is.
NIMUN isn’t NIMUN without its entertainment sessions of course. Now what is that? Since you’re not allowed to leave the room during a committee session, joys, you’re given a break sometimes to catch some air. Within that time period, the chair decides the activities; passing a complimentary chit to someone, short games or whatever is found feasible in lifting the spirits in such urgency.
A global village, a carnival, a themed dinner and a concert are the essential elements that have immensely contributed to the grave success that NIMUN has been recognized with, along with the fun debating sessions. Each social event adds value in its own quintessence to provide a diverse prodigious experience to those who have come from numerous heterogeneous walks of life.
But, yes there’s always a but, each day spent with NIMUN is a novel learning experience and one can truly say by the end of it all that NIMUN was definitely something not to be forgotten in a life time.
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