The National Youth Model United Nations (NYMUN) is a two day conference that functions as a national simulation of the United Nations and it’s affiliated organizations, for the youth ages 16-30. The NYMUN, which is to happen on the 20th and 21st of August 2016 is an initiative by Connect Lanka in collaboration with the Bandaranaike Center for International Studies.

Dates: 20th and 21st of August 2016 ( A special briefing session will be held on the 18th & 19th)
Venue: BCIS (Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies)
Attire: Formal

This initiative has been endorsed by the National Youth Services Council and the UNFPA, and is conducted under the goodwill of Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies. NYMUN seeks to give delegates an insight into the workings of the United Nations, and expose them to the dynamics and dimensions of the international political system by assuming the roles of UN representatives and members of other international bodies. NYMUN is an exciting opportunity for students to debate issues that confront world leaders and draft resolutions in response to these global issues.

Most Model United Nations (MUN) experiences in the island, thus far have been limited to school level engagement, with very little engagement as unique as the MUN experience beyond high school. The NYMUN Secretariat having recognized the importance and need to extend this opportunity to those currently pursuing tertiary level education as well as those engaged in professional life whilst still giving the opportunity to school goers, is now laying the foundation for sustained engagement of such individuals beginning with this year’s conference.

Before you sign up to be a volunteer, read the following requirements carefully.

  • You need to fulfill the age requirement of 16 – 30 years of age by August 20, 2016.
  • You need to be present on the 20th and 21st of August for the Conference
  • There will be a mandatory briefing that you need to attend, two days “before” the 20th.
  • There is mandatory fee of LKR. 2,000 per head. (It will provide you meals on the days of the conference)

You will be engaged in conducting varying degrees of administrative services that will need to be taken up successfully on the days of the conference as a volunteer. Volunteers will also assist in logistical tasks in creating resolutions and registrations.


For more information email NYMUN representative.

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