Velvet authoritarian chairing at MUNIK VIII

Paweł takes over MUNIK VIIIPublished by Paweł A. Kupis on 23 January, 2017.

Not discouraged by spicy food as well as high threats from terrorism, sectarian violence and kidnappings throughout Pakistan, MUNSC delegation found its safe path to the 8th annual session of the Model United Nations IBA Karachi – one of the biggest conferences in Asia. This time our MUNSC honorary member, bishop and most recently – a visiting researcher at the University of Ljubljana – Paweł A. Kupis was invited as one of the few Europeans to join the esteemed international secretariat and chair the fast paced, crises-driven debates in the African Union.

The conference itself focused on the Sustainable Development Goals of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which was adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit in New York. By embracing and celebrating diversity and not division, MUNIK VIII provided the smartest minds in the country an opportunity to come together and plan the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in a collective effort, while making sure that the benefits are also collective in nature.

After four days of passionate debates, spicy food (wait, was that the cooked brain?), minor floods and 3.6 earthquake, the conference proved to be the beacon of light for the leaders of tomorrow.

The fine mixture of the sophisticated crises events, unprecedented delegates’ participation and Paweł’s  trademark “velvet authoritarian” chairing style secured the African Union the “Best Committee Award” of MUNIK VIII. What a way to start the final season!


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