- More than 800 student delegates from 20 countries expected at DIAMUN 2023
- Registrations have now opened for the fifteenth edition of the popular youth event organised by Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills
DUBAI, UAE: The Knowledge Fund Establishment (KFE) has signed an agreement with Innoventures Education to be the Knowledge Partner for DIAMUN 2023, the Dubai International Academy Model United Nations conference. The MoU was signed in the presence of His Excellency Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar, CEO - KFE, and Poonam Bhojani, CEO, Innoventures Education at KFE headquarters in Academic City, Dubai. DIAMUN 2023 (March 3-5) is celebrating 15 years, and promises to be a memorable and impactful conference, hosted at the sprawling campus of DIA Emirates Hills.
His Excellency Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar, CEO – KFE said: “The Knowledge Fund Establishment naturally supports initiatives that provide an ideal environment for students to access quality education, which will equip them to be global citizens. We are happy to be the Knowledge Partner for DIAMUN 2023 and contribute to supporting the Dubai government’s vision of creating future leaders for the knowledge economy.”
Poonam Bhojani, CEO of Innoventures Education said: “Model United Nations helps develop the skills of diplomacy, debate, and dialogue in students. A fully student-led event, DIAMUN is an enriching experience, reflecting the deep research students undertake prior to the conference. It develops leadership and collaboration in students, and they have complete ownership over their learning. Powered by the landmark partnership with KFE, we are looking forward to an even more vibrant conference this year, which will hone leadership skills, cultural wisdom and empathy in our future leaders.”
As many as 800 delegates attend DIAMUN on an average every year, representing 20 countries and six continents. The largest MUN conference in the Middle East, DIAMUN is affiliated with The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN) Foundation, one of the largest MUN organisations in the world.
With the UAE declaring 2023 The Year of Sustainability, the theme for DIAMUN 2023 is “Collaborating to Foster Sustainable Development”. A special committee instituted this year, “Special Conference on Climate Change”, is inspired by the UAE hosting COP28 from 6-17 November. The conference is entirely paperless, with resolutions and voting digitalised through the DIAMUN Web app developed by DIA Emirates Hills students.
Yagiz Ozenci, Secretary-General, DIAMUN 2023 said: “With our first entirely face-to-face conference after three years, our goal is to establish an inclusive platform for youth and encourage more students to speak up. We look forward to an action-packed three days of rigorous debates on current economic, social, and political issues, through which students can polish their public speaking, writing, research, and dispute resolution abilities.”
Model United Nations (MUN) simulations are popular student simulations, for those interested in learning more about the UN. Students assume roles of delegates from different nations, collaborating to resolve current global issues using the perspectives and policies of the nation they represent. Hundreds of thousands of students worldwide participate every year in MUN at all educational levels – from primary school to university. Many of today’s leaders in law, government, business and the arts participated in MUN as students. DIAMUN student leaders have gone on to pursue higher studies at universities such as Yale, Princeton, Harvard, Columbia, Oxford, Cambridge and many others.
Students can now register online as delegates. For more details on DIAMUN 2023, please visit https://diamun.org/
About Innoventures Education
Founded in 2004, Innoventures Education is committed to bringing world-class education to Dubai. It manages five schools, namely, Dubai International Academy in Emirates Hills, Dubai International Academy at Al Barsha, Raffles World Academy, Raffles International School, Collegiate International School, and seven Raffles Early Childhood Centres (ECC) spread across Dubai. We offer the International Baccalaureate, American and British curricula across our schools to children. We are open to enrollment of children between the ages of 45 days – 18 years. One of the salient features of our schools and ECCs is that we provide instruction of the mother-language in 14 different languages during the school day, including French and other European languages as well. All our schools and ECCs are renowned for their high-quality curricula, inspiring learning environments and commitment to academic excellence. Together we have a total enrolment of over 8000 students from over 120 countries, with a dedicated and inspirational team of educators and administrators from virtually every corner of the globe.
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