U.S. Embassy to Support Regional Model UN Conference in Kathmandu

February 23, 2016

The U.S. Embassy, in partnership with the Youth Thinkers’ Society, is organizing Nepal’s largest-ever regional Model United Nations Conference this coming August in Kathmandu. The conference will bring together over 200 delegates from across South and Central Asia to discuss a wide variety of issues, including regional economic integration, climate change, and nuclear non-proliferation. In addition, this university-level United Nations simulation will increase participating student delegates’ leadership, conflict resolution, and public speaking skills.

“The U.S. Embassy is proud to be part of this regional Model United Nations conference, which will bring together students from throughout South and Central Asia,” said U.S. Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz.  “I know from my own participation as a student that Model UN is a powerful way for youth to learn about international relations and the importance of diplomacy.”

Model United Nations 

Model United Nations — informally abbreviated as Model UN or MUN — is an academic simulation of the United Nations that educates participating students about civics, effective communication and multilateral diplomacy.  During a Model UN conference, students role play as delegates from various countries serving on specific UN committees. Participants research issues and formulate negotiating positions based on the real interests and policy positions of the countries they represent.

Youth Thinkers’ Society

The Youth Thinkers’ Society (YTS) is a youth-driven non-profit, nongovernmental and non-political organization established in 2014.  The vision of YTS is to provide leadership development for youth through active involvement and engagement.  It aims to empower youth by facilitating and organizing intellectual and interactive programs. The YTS has been leading the Everest International Model UN (EIMUN) conference since 2014.

For inquiries: Please contact Youth Thinkers’ Society at info@ytsnepal.org or +977 984-1969727