The College of Social Sciences of KIMEP University held an international Model UN Conference. This is a popular format for simulating the work of the United Nations – one of the most significant international institutions in the world. Since its inception in the middle of the XX century, the Model UN has become a favorite intellectual game for university and high school students, helping them to get a clearer understanding of local and global problems that require reflection and action by the entire global community.
Back in time about 10 years ago, KIMEP University was a pioneer in organizing a Model UN in Kazakhstan. This year has become significant: the Model UN has taken on a life of its own at KIMEP. On November 20, 2022, the first after a long break Model UN was held at KIMEP University with the representation of five agencies of the Organization: the General Assembly, the World Bank, UNEP, UN Women and UNESCO.
Honorable guests and keynote speakers supporting the event were Mr. Vlastimil Samek from the UN Department of Global Communications, Mr. Magnus Magnusson – the Head of the UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty, Mr. Anand Krishna – the Public Affairs Officer of the US Consulate General in Almaty and Professor Rafis Abazov – the Director of the Institute for Green and Sustainable Development at the Kazakh National Agricultural Research University.
77 participants, General Secretary, chairs and co-chairs of committees, including real representatives of various countries, such as Afghanistan, the UK, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, representing different universities of Almaty, as well as Almaty NIS, worked in committees, representing not their own countries, but the UN member ones.
The main topics of discussion were: “Global Energy Crisis” (UN General Assembly); “Today’s Housing Problem” (World Bank); “The Man and the Biosphere” (UNEP); “Women’s Right in Armed Conflicts” (UN Women); “Language Endangerment due to the Prevalence of Lingua Franca” (UNESCO).
Organizational structure and winners of Model UN 2022 nomination in KIMEP University
Secretary General – Dana Nurgazinova
Chair: Aizere Abisheva
Co-chair: Aruzhan Zeinullayeva
The Best Delegate – Zhaniya Abdikadyr, Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University
The Most Outstanding Delegate – Zinat Abdukarimova, NIS – Almaty
The Best Position Paper- Alyona Timofeyeva, KIMEP University
Chair: Magzhan Atirkhan
Co-chair: Amina Zaurenbek
The Best Delegate – Chingiz Mussin, KIMEP University
The Most Outstanding Delegate – Zhandos Khakimov, KIMEP University
The Best Position Paper – Aidana Aldabergenova, KIMEP University
Chair: Ainur Meredova
Co-chair: Elmira Mukanova
The Best Delegate – Dilnaz Naukenova, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
The Most Outstanding Delegate – Aisha Sharipova, KIMEP University
The Best Position Paper – Sagynysh Mamatova, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
Chair: Aruzhan Amangeldy
Co-chair: Aya Siyaz
The Best Delegate – Madina Makhamatkulova, KIMEP University
The Most Outstanding Delegate – Darkhan Akhmetov, NIS – Almaty
The Best Position Paper – Aigerim Kulmukhamedova, KIMEP University
UN General Assembly
Chair: Sabina Tursunbayeva
Co-chair: Vakhid Valijanov
The Best Delegate – Enrique López de la Peña, KIMEP University
The Most Outstanding Delegate – Tavrat Nurakhmetov, Turan Unviersity
The Best Position Paper- Aidyn Aitbek, KIMEP University
See you at Model UN 2023!
Text author: Zhamilya Utarbayeva