Jakarta Model United Nations
Jakarta Model United Nations (JMUN) is the biggest International Model United Nations (MUN) in Indonesia which first-ever held in the capital city of Republic of Indonesia, Jakarta, by ISAFIS (Indonesian Students Association for International Studies) in 2011.
Jakarta MUN offers the opportunity to experience the challenges of international negotiation and diplomacy. In Jakarta MUN, participants will act as a representative from the particular country then discuss international issues like the process that occurs at a UN conference. Throughout the conference, delegates will gain insight into the workings of the United Nations by actively participating in the resolution of important global issues.
The first session of the Jakarta MUN was held in 2011. Jakarta MUN 2011 successfully attracted more than 300 delegates ranging from local universities to foreign universities. It marked a new era for MUN conferences in Indonesia. Since then, Jakarta MUN is held annually.
Nine sessions of Jakarta MUN have successfully brought changes for youth in spreading the ideas and values of diplomacy as well as developing knowledge of the issues. This has made Jakarta MUN as an international phenomenon. Jakarta MUN itself has many programs besides the conferences, such as social events and supporting events.
Jakarta MUN participants do not only hail from major cities in Indonesia, but also from various countries like USA, UK, India, New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Laos, Philippines, Thailand, Ghana and many more.
Indonesian Students Association for International Studies
Indonesian Students Association for International Studies (ISAFIS) is a nonprofit youth organization engaging in international studies. ISAFIS has been serving since 1984 and was awarded “Peace Messenger Award “back in 1987 by the United Nations.
ISAFIS is one of the youth organizations in Indonesia which became part of the United Nations through its involvement as the United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI), the United Nations Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC), and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA).
As a youth organization that has gained international recognition, ISAFIS also has maintained partnerships with various partners of international organizations such as the International Week Coordinating Organization (IWCO) and the International Student Conference (ISC).
ISAFIS’ mission is to encourage mutual understanding between nations as well as participate in the development efforts of international studies in Indonesia by youth. Efforts to encourage understanding between nations are expected to help create world peace.