Lahore: 10 Jan: Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Lahore has announced that The first day of the 8th LUMS Model United Nations Conference 2012 was attended by 800 delegates from all corners of the world.
It's that time of the year again! Monday, January 9 marked the beginning of the annual 5-day LUMS Model United Nations Conference 2012. Eight hundred delegates from all corners of the world, apart from India, Canada and Qatar, flew in to attend the 8th edition of the pioneer, trendsetting MUN conference of Pakistan, which revolves around the central theme of 'Our Country, Our Resources'.
The conference intends to accustom the delegates with the ongoing disastrous energy crises that the country is experiencing and try to empower them with the optimism, enthusiasm and persistence necessary to deal with it.
A grand affair in all respects, the chief guest at the ceremony was Jehangir Qazi, who has served as Pakistan’s ambassador to the USA, India, China, and Russia. Presently Qazi is a part of the committee that is investigating the May 2011 incident of Osama Bin Laden's assassination. He is also a special representative for Ban Ki Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations. Also present at the event was the Pro-Chancellor of LUMS, Syed Babar Ali, along with the patron of LUMUN, Shahryar Khan.
Addressing the delegates, President of LUMUN, Anum Mustafa said, ''People might take part in Model UN to understand the workings of the United Nations or to win at a conference, but the reason why Model UNs are a great learning experience is because they force varied individuals with opposing stances to sit in one room and work together towards a single solution.''
Once the Secretary General of LUMUN 2012, Amna Abbas, declared the five-day conference open, the delegates moved towards the ‘Global Village’ to set up their stalls and prepare for their performances. A fabulously entertaining glimpse into the world culture, the Global Village saw all the delegations showcase their respective country's culture through performances, cuisine and stalls.
Overall, the first day ended as a truly great beginning to the conference. On day two, the delegates will move into the committees to discuss their respective topics. Let the MUNing begin; watch this space for updates on the second day of the conference.
Courtesy: Saim Sadiq (LUMUN)
More information on www.lums.edu.pk