Jakarta Model United Nations (JMUN) 2012 is the first-ever international Model United Nations in Indonesia which will be held by ISAFIS (Indonesian Student Assosiation for International Studies). MUN (Model United Nations) is a simulation of United Nations conference that is often held abroad and attracts local and foreign students worldwide. This year, after a success of JMUN 2011, committees of JMUN 2012 will put the best effort to make this event successful, by inviting international students to participate in this event. JMUN offers a unique opportunity to experience the challenges of international negotiation and diplomacy. The participants (hereinafter referred to as ‘delegates’), will play a role as the representative of member countries of United Nations. Throughout the conference, delegates will gain insight into the workings of the United Nations by actively participating in the resolution of important global issues.
MUN is not a new thing for students abroad. In other countries, there are a lot of MUNs that have been held annually, such as Harvard National Model United Nations (HNMUN) in United States, Emirates Model United Nations (EmiMUN) in Dubai, etc. JMUN is the first MUN in Indonesia which engages students from some prominent universities as its committees, such as University of Indonesia, Pelita Harapan University, Bakrie University, and others. This year, there will be more than 200 delegates worldwide who will be positioned into four committees: United Nations-General Assembly (UN-GA), United Nations Security Council (UN-SC), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and Regional Forum Euroepan Union (EU). They will discuss a certain problems regarding to the topic of their committee and respond to the problem according to the stance and views of the country which they represent.