Jul 11, 2017
Kathmandu is hosting the fourth edition of the Everest International Model United Nations (MUN) conference. The five-day event is organized by the Youth Thinkers’ Society in collaboration with the US Embassy in Nepal and was inaugurated by Michael C Gonzales, the Deputy Chief of Mission on Monday.
The event provides an opportunity for 200 university-level delegates, representing 15 countries from South and Central Asia, to gain an understanding of the United Nations operations and enhance their awareness of global issues.
The participants will discuss issues of importance such as countering youth radicalization, promoting human rights of migrant workers and championing nuclear non-proliferation. Additionally, they will role play as delegates representing different countries in simulated UN committees, which include Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN), United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
Delegates like Rajeev Khadka from Nepal are enthusiastic about the event that runs until July 14. He says that it is an ideal platform for him to connect and collaborate with others thereby developing his leadership potential.