The Tenth Annual Session
August 6th - 9th, 2020
“You are here to step into the shoes of UN ambassadors — to draft resolutions, to plot strategy, to negotiate with your allies as well as your adversaries. Your goal may be to resolve a conflict, to cope with a natural disaster or to bring nations together on an issue like climate change. You may be playing a role, but you are also preparing for life. You are acting as global citizens.”
–Former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon
for Stability: Traversing the Global Disruption”
For the past years spontaneous changes define our way of life. Politics, economy, business, and society are constantly challenged by changes, both for the good and bad. This phenomenon questions current order and pushes revolution, tilting the balance of status quo. These changes, disruption as we called it, become challenges that provide opportunity for those who thrive, and an eternal barrier for those who fail to adapt. At its wake, disruption forces leaders of the world to adapt, for failure to do so translates into dethronement by those who could.
In the search of a solution, disruption changes people’s life and society in general. It pushes people away from their comfort zone into new opportunity and threat. What matters then is not only about adapting to these changes, but to maintain stability during the process. It is then imperative for leaders of the world to not succumb to the concept of “survival of the fittest,” but to cooperate in the journey to prosperity. In the face of disruption, stability becomes essential to prevent chaos both among state and society.
Understanding these things, JMUN emphasizes the importance of stability among the global phenomenon. JMUN then encourages youth, acting as representatives of world leaders, to find the proper solution in facing disruption in various dimensions. Through JMUN and the eight councils within, youths are expected to understand the role and dynamics of the interaction among states in the global stage. With these goals in mind, JMUN proudly brings forward the theme of “A Quest for Stability: Traversing the Global Disruption.”
Started in 2011, Jakarta Model United Nations (JMUN) is one of the first Model United Nations (MUN) conference held in Indonesia and continues to be the most prestigious MUN conference in Indonesia. Initiated by the Indonesian Students Association for International Studies (ISAFIS), an association for college students who are interested in foreign policy research and international studies, JMUN is an MUN conference that put forward substantive excellence inside the conference room, comprehensive learning, and an immersive experience through social events and excursions as its main values.