Seventh Everest Int’l Model United Nations 2024 kicks off in Kathmandu

Published On: June 24, 2024 10:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, June 24: The Seventh Regional Everest International Model United Nations (EIMUN 2024) themed “Where Diversity meets Diplomacy” commenced in Kathmandu on Monday. The conference is hosted by the US Embassy in Kathmandu in collaboration with the Youth Thinkers' Society.

The five-day conference brings together 200 delegates from 10 countries to simulate five UN committees: the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), UN Women, the UN Environment Program (UNEP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Inaugurating the conference, US Ambassador to Nepal, Dean R Thompson, stated, "The United States plays a significant role in furthering the United Nations' missions globally. From advancing peace and security to promoting human rights, democracy, and sustainable development, the United States remains deeply committed to the principles and goals of the United Nations." He added, "Model United Nations provides a unique opportunity for young people to develop essential skills such as teamwork, critical thinking, negotiation, and diplomacy."

Lawmaker Swarnim Wagle, UN Women Country Representative Patricia Fernandez Pacheco and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Amrit Bahadur Rai were also present at the opening ceremony.

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