JoMUN 2016

JoMUN AdvertThe American International School of Johannesburg (AISJ) is proud to host the 14th annual Johannesburg Model United Nations (JoMUN) conference this coming October 6-9, 2016.

JoMUN is proud to be a THIMUN-affiliated and primarily student-led conference that gives participants a tremendous opportunity to develop their public speaking, collaboration, and leadership skills.  Delegates also greatly expand their awareness and knowledge of global issues, along with developing realistic ways to approach resolving them.  The theme of this year’s conference is “Transforming Africa,” and was inspired by the newly adopted United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

The newly appointed Secretary General for JoMUN XIV, grade 11 student Herschel Jain, noted that JoMUN “is a smaller conference which allows every delegate the opportunity to participate and get involved.  Debate is often very passionate and heated, and full of hilarious analogies as well.”

Grade 11 students Keitumetse Malati and Aditya Ranjan Mahendran have been appointed as the Deputy Secretary Generals for JoMUN XIV.

Deputy Secretary General Keitumetse Malatsi said, “JoMUN is unique because it allows delegates to focus in on African issues.  Visiting delegations also have the incredible opportunity to experience the vibrant culture, history, and natural beauty of South Africa.”

The organizing committee has made every effort to make JoMUN as accessible and affordable as possible to all schools that might wish to participate.  Conference fees are kept low by holding the conference on AISJ’s beautiful state-of-the-art campus.   In addition, the school offers a ‘home stay’ option for students from outside of Johannesburg on a first come, first serve basis.

Other new developments this year include the introduction of three brand new committees:  a Disarmament Commission, and Environmental Commission, and an International Criminal Court.

Apart from that, there is also the beauty and richness of the country of South Africa to take in, with its unique history, culture, wildlife, and landscape.  JoMUN XIV has got it all.

We welcome the participation of schools from all over the world in this year’s conference.  Registration forms and detailed information for visiting schools are available on the JoMUN website at http://www.aisj-jhb.com/page.cfm?p=4025.  Please note that a number key chair positions are still available!

Please feel free to contact Herschel (hjain@aisj-jhb.com), Keitu (kmalatsi@aisj-jhb.com), Aditya (amahendran@aisj-jhb.com), or Dr. Katherine Maloney (MUN Director – kmaloney@aisj-jhb.com) with any questions.

We look forward to seeing many of you there!

JoMUN XIV ExecutiveJoMUN Advert