In partnership with the University of Namibia Model United Nations Society, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek hosted the second Model United Nations (MUN) UNAM mock Conference for 2017. The event was held at the United Nations (UN) House in Windhoek on 4th October 2017.
Model UN is an international programme where students simulate different organs of the UN, most notably the General Assembly.
Under the guidance of UNIC Windhoek and the UNAM Model UN Society, participants deliberated over the following topic: “Addressing the social and economic consequences of religious intolerance.” Delegates debated and pointed out facts about religion and politics. In conclusion, the delegates pointed out that the only way to address the dispute between religion and politics is to educate people so as to familiarize them with the importance of respecting the next person’s religion
The debate concluded with an award ceremony acknowledging all participants, with special recognition given to the best speaker, as well as best overall delegate of the session. The president of the UNAM Model UN Society was pleased that the newly established Model UN Society continues to grow from strength to strength.