The Junior Cairo International Model United Nations is an annual high school level conference where students from all around the world are exposed to the work of the United Nations. Over the course of four days, two thousand delegates receive hands-on cooperative sessions on negotiation, public policy, public speaking, international law and debating. Through these experiences, delegates learn the value of opposing viewpoints, experience the challenges of negotiation, witness the rewards of cooperation, expand their world view, and acquire traits that are necessary at an early age & are applicable in any career path. The sessions are then followed by a conference simulation where the previously mentioned skills are tested and applied.
- The Cairo International Model United Nations is the oldest and most competitive collegiate-level conference in the Middle East. Over 500 students and faculty from colleges and universities around the world come to Cairo, Egypt to discuss and resolve contemporary global issues. Delegates come prepared to solve difficult issues in our six simulated committees: the Security Council, UN Women, International Court of Justice, Economic and Social Council, Counter-Terrorism Committee and the Human Rights Council.
- Outside conference sessions, delegations enjoy the unique proximity to Egypt’s Pharaonic heritage, including the Pyramids & Great Sphinx of Giza, Tahrir Square and the Arab League Headquarters, as well as, world class museums, architecture, shows, restaurants and shopping. CIMUN’s conference is held in the American University in Cairo’s New Cairo Campus. Designed by the renowned architect Ricardo Legorreta, AUC’s Campus offers state-of-the-art resources to students and faculty from around the world, the campus weaves Egyptian urban and architectural traditions into a modern campus. At the heart of the campus, the library houses the largest English-language collection in the region.
The National Junior Conference organized by CIMUN is the most competitive high school level conference in Egypt. Held at a national level, NJC aims to bring the brightest and most experienced MUNers to represent their Model UNs and their schools in order to compete. NJC presents a unique opportunity for delegates to learn from each other and exchange information on the betterment of themselves as delegates and their respective Model UN programs.
To end the year, CIMUN participates in its last and only conference that is not held on campus, the National Model United Nations in New York. NMUN is an annual conference that welcomes thousands of informed college students from all around the world to address current global issues. CIMUN has been an active competitor and award-winner in this conference for 8 consecutive years (since 2010). CIMUN offers all passionate and knowledgeable AUC (The American University in Cairo) students the opportunity to take part of this enriching experience and eye-opening conference through the annual application process that is open for all AUCians.
List of obtained awards:
- National Model United Nations: Two Outstanding Delegations, Best Position Paper, and Best Delegate award 2017-New York
- National Model United Nations: Outstanding & Distinguished Delegation 2016-New
- National Model United Nations: Outstanding Delegation 2015-New York
- National Model United Nations: Outstanding Delegation 2014-New York
- National Model United Nations: Outstanding Delegation 2013-New York
- National Model United Nations: Outstanding Delegation 2012-New York
- National Model United Nations: Outstanding Delegation 2011-New York
- National Model United Nations: Outstanding Delegation 2010-New York
After many years of growing and expanding, we at CIMUN came to believe that we have an obligation and a social responsibility to our community: to provide our conferences& services to a sector that would otherwise be unable to attend. The Public Junior Cairo International Model United Nations is an annual conference for the underprivileged youth in Egypt. Bringing in young, eager individuals from all around Egypt, we provide them with the same resources and training as any of our other conferences. This is done for the public good in order to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to be a force for change.