UGM Model United Nations (MUN) Community has won six awards at the national and international Model United Nations conferences. These awards were gained through the participation of UGM MUN Community delegations at Nanyang Technology University Model United Nations 2023 (NTU MUN 2023) conference which was held in Singapore, as well as Makassar Model United Nations 2023 (Makassar MUN 2023) conference. After over three months of preparation and competing with participants from various institutions and countries, NTU MUN 2023 delegations won two international awards, while Makassar MUN 2023 delegations managed to sweep four national awards concurrently.
This year, UGM MUN Community sent three delegates to NTU MUN 2023. The delegation led by Christansya Eliora Manossoh (Faculty of Economics and Business 2022) that consisted of Muhammad Alfi Ramadhan (Faculty Of Mathematics And Natural Science 2021) and Najwa Waqiah (Faculty of Economics and Business 2022) has made every effort at the conference organized by Nanyang Technological University. The preparation carried out for over three months certainly lived up to their expectations. The Verbal Commendation award was successfully received by Christansya as the delegate of Iran for the Economic and Financial Affairs Council. Najwa, on the other hand, received the Best Position Paper as the delegate of Egypt for the UN Women’s Council. Achieving these international awards at the beginning of the year is obviously praiseworthy. Nevertheless, their achievements cannot be separated from the support they have received from various parties. Apart from the delegation participating as participants, several other members also participated as chairs or judges in this conference, namely Gianina Edella (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences 2019) and Leonard Patrick Bromokusumo (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences 2020).
Along with NTU MUN 2023, UGM MUN Community also sent a delegation of 10 people to Makassar MUN 2023 which was held online by Hasanuddin University. The delegation consisted of Muhammad Rafi Prawira Gandana (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences 2021), Ahmad Faris Darmawan (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences 2022), Asma Ningrum Abdurrahman (Faculty of Psychology 2022), Falah Mar’ie Amanullah (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences 2022), Fideline Abbygail Zefanya (Faculty of Law 2022), Lamtiar Nauli Sabrina Margareth Nababan (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences 2022), Meysyah Dwi Nastiya (Faculty of Cultural Sciences 2022), Teresa Gaia Sebayang (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences 2022), Muhammad Farkhan (Faculty of Law 2021) and Muhammad Riefky Fahreza (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences 2021). Each of the delegations spared no effort during the preparation period starting from conducting research to practicing speech delivery. They eventually succeeded in achieving four awards, namely the Best Delegate that was received by Asma as the delegate of Belgium for the United Nations International Children Emergency Fund; the Honorable Mention that was received by Eca and Lamtiar for the United Nations Security Council; the Verbal Commendation that was received by Faris and Rafi for the United Nations Security Council; and the Honorable Mention that was received by Riefky for the International Labor Organization.
By having breakthrough achievements at the beginning of the new management period, UGM MUN Community is confident in producing more achievements for the rest of this year. Several plans are mapped out to continue to develop the capabilities of each member and delegate to be later sent as representatives of the UGM MUN Community in many other MUN conferences.