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AUAF Model United Nation Club Participates in Kabul MUN Conference

10 November 2016

 On 3-4 November, members of AUAF's Model United Nations club joined 200 delegates from many other Afghan universities and institutions to participate in the Kabul Model United Nations Conference.  Model United Nations (MUN) gives students the opportunity to understand how the United Nations function by actively participating in a model session.

After registering, the attendees were assigned to represent a nation in one of the bodies of the United Nations and discuss a topic: the General Assembly (topic: Use of fully autonomous weapons, lethal autonomous robots and drones in armed conflict); the Human Rights Council (topic: Post conflict rehabilitation of refugees from Syria and Iraq); the Security Council (topic: Situation in the Middle East); and United Nations Women (topic: Gender empowerment through youth engagement in post conflict situations). The two days of the event were quite intense for the attendees, with numerous debates and sessions. 

AUAF MUN President Mohammad Jawad Fidayee found the experience "immensely enriching, both in terms of gaining knowledge and making friends from all corners of the city.  The conference gave us the feel of what it takes to be a representative of a nation." 

The AUAF MUN Club performed admirably at the conference, with Mr. Fidayee participating as a Co-Chair of the General Assembly, Ms. Laila Abawi as a Co-Chair of Security Council, and Ms. Ghazia Popalzia as a Co-Chair of Human Rights Council. In addition, in the awards ceremony, two of the AUAF MUN club members were declared as the Best Delegates: Ms. Nargis Ehsan from UN Women and Mr. Ahmad Fahim Furmuli from Security Council.  Congratulations to these MUN Club members and to all those who participated!