There are usually three mock debates held periodically. A university vies to host and usually forfeits hosting another mock debate during that session. The main conference held at Gigiri is the culmination of these mock debates and ends with the beginning of another KMUN session. We are currently in the 10th KMUN. A KMUN debate is a simulation of the United Nations System of discussion. Students assume the role of UN delegates from countries around the world and debate on various global issues. These debates aim to increase international understanding, to develop the art of peaceful negotiation among aspiring national and international leaders. Participants are assigned a country which they have to represent throughout the conference and mock conferences. Delegates must not give their own opinion but rather that of the country which they have been assigned to represent. Debate follows some set rules known as Rules of Procedure which are intended to bring some sense of order to a debate that can involve a potential of as many as 600 – 800 delegates from various chapters in Kenya who all want their opinion to be heard.
You can download a Delegates Pack with all the Rules of Procedure, JKUMUN Constitution and sample debate documents such as Letters of Credentials by clicking the link below
The General Assembly (GA)
Its function is to receive reports from committees in the form of draft resolutions. It now has 192 members. During the main conference, the GA usually takes place during the first day (Monday) and last day (Friday) of the conference. Committee sessions do not take place when the GA is in session. On the first day of the main conference, there is the opening ceremony and countries get to give their position statements. On the last day during the GA, a compilation of all passed resolutions from the three committees is read and voted on again after which the final report is compiled.
The Security Council
The Security Council is the highest organ in the United Nations. It is tasked with the maintenance of global peace and security, the Security Council is permanently working to maintain stability around the world. Its powers include the establishment of peacekeeping operations, the establishment of international sanctions, and the authorization of military action. It consists of five veto-wielding permanent members (China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, and United States. Ten other members are elected by the General Assembly for two-year terms starting on 1 January, with five replaced each year.
There are usually three committees which are:
The agenda for the committees as per the previous session are:
Peace and Security Committee
Economic and Financial Committee
Social and Humanitarian Committee
However, the agenda for the different committees are subject to change according to the prevailing global situation.
There are now 17 chapters in 14 Universities namely:
The National Secretariat
The election and tenure of the national secretariat is as per the KMUN constitution. The current office bearers are as follows:
The Executive Council
The election and tenure of the executive council of JKUMUN is as per its constitution. The current office bearers are as follows:
Members have been placed into slots to represent different countries at conference level. Each country has three delegates to facilitate debate in the three committees, one of whom is the head delegate. This country allocation is subject to change. Please inform the USG if you would like to be added to this list. You can open/save the list below: