UN Youth Nottingham (previously known as Nottingham University Model United Nations Associations) is an organisation under the Students Association at The University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus. Founded back in 2009-10, it was initially a society to help students improve their communication skills, train them to face global challenges, become future leaders, and hope to set in motion “a timeless tradition” in which noble notions of peace, humanitarianism and equality are promoted and proliferated in young and budding minds.
Presently our efforts have been recognised by the United Nations and we have been officially inducted into the United Nations Youth Circle after a National Leadership Symposium held from the 24th to the 26th of October 2015.
Mutual beneficial collaboration
After 7 successful years under the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), UN Youth Nottingham is happy to announce it's first year under the Students Association (SA) of UNMC. Students already part of other societies can also join our society and they are welcome to join the executive committee as well. We are aspiring to work together with the clubs and societies under the Student Association in promoting their events all over Malaysia and the world. Looking forward to a “mutual beneficial collaboration".
UNAM-Nottingham will host one of the biggest events ever held by any University this coming February, Nottingham University Model United Nations “Champions Cup”. It will be more than an Event, it will be an Occasion, a celebration. Apart from organising numerous events, United Nations Youth Nottingham is represented by our MUN Wing NUMUNA at the Harvard WorldMun, Our newly founded Debate wing will be participating in the World Debating Championship along with the Asian World Debating Championship, they will also be participating in other local and international Debating competitions. Our Welfare wing is hard at work on working on sustainable community welfare projects. We also attend United Nations conferences open to Youth of today all over the world.
As an UNAM member we are open to summit of World Federation of United Nations Association, RIO+20 Summit and “much more”.
We always welcome passionate individuals who can work together in a team. We believe everyone is special, so there is a place for everyone. If you love music we need you, if you love dancing, making movies, taking pictures, writing stories, competing, sports we need you, we want you!
We are one big “Familia”. We will help each other grow and become true to ourselves.
Greatest Story Ever Told
We will hold weekly training, discussion sessions to help students express themselves, a platform for their opinions to be heard, develop their confidence and faith in themselves. Nottingham University Model United Nations 2017 “Champions Cup” will be the World Cup of MUN where a delegation consisting of 8 members each will be going head to head with other delegations in a war of dialogue, debate and a lot more. If you want to be a part of the Greatest Story Ever Told, come join us.
There are three permanent divisions of UN Youth Nottingham:
- NUMUNA (Model United Nations)
- Welfare Divsion (Project: giving back).
- UoN Debate (Public Speaking)
“Do what your heart desires”
We provide a platform for freedom to express yourself.
NUMUNA (MODEL UNITED NATIONS)
NUMUNA (Nottingham University Model United Nations Associations) is an award winning society with its members having won several awards in several debating competitions. It was formed in the year 2010, Under the Faculty of Arts at University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. It is a non-profit student run Society, consisting of several international and local students. NUMUNA holds weekly round table sessions, MUN workshops and participates in several local and international MUN conferences. NUMUNA also sponsors the University of Nottingham Parliamentary debating team which enacts under NUMUNA.
NUMUNA also stages one of the renowned MUN competitions in South East Asia; NUMUN (Nottingham University Model United Nations). The fifth edition will held in early 2017.
To empower students of UNMC with the key in-depth skills in public speaking in diplomatic debates.
Promoting the generation of creative ideas in tackling some of the key issues faced by our global community through elaborate training.
WELFARE DIVISION (Project Giving Back)
"Founded on the values of solidarity and mutual trust, volunteerism transcends all cultural, linguistic and geographic boundaries. By giving their time and skills without expectation of material reward, volunteers themselves are uplifted by a singular sense of purpose."
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (5 December 2012)
In spearheading the UN Youth Nottingham Welfare Division, it is our common goal to trail blaze the way forward for youth to contribute towards the global course of action to end poverty, address climate change and promote prosperity for all. The Welfare Division contributes to peace and development by advocating recognition of volunteers and engaging young people in tackling development challenges.
We fervently believe YOU(th) can transform the pace and nature of development in order to create the world we envisage; a world free of poverty, a world of equal opportunity for development.
Empower youth to be agents of change in culminating development towards the global course of action to mitigate poverty, address climate change and promote prosperity for all.
Provide a platform for youth to engage in volunteerism and take on leadership roles in issues they are passionate about that support the UN Sustainable Development Goals, through measurable effort that drive sustainable impact.
Our ongoing efforts include Food for Good (addressing hunger among refugees in Malaysia), the Negawatt Revolution Initiative (driving behavioral change to reduce individual carbon footprint) and Adopt-A-Tree (on-campus biodiversity initiative).
If you have a cause you are particularly passionate about, we want to hear about it!
UN Youth Nottingham Welfare Division’s call for action
Join us in taking bold and transformative steps necessary for shifting the world on to an inclusive, sustainable and resilient path.
Interested in forming a synergistic partnership for sustainable development? Let’s get in touch! Please e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>
UON DEBATE (Debate Team)
Debate combines the use of sharp intellect and public speaking skills to deliver a speech for or against a certain motion or topic. During debate sessions, members are taught basic public speaking and argumentative skills. Training sessions are compounded by intra club debate sessions for members to harness whatever they have learnt or picked up along the way. It is indeed an important and useful skill that allows one to boost their self confidence and nurture their critical thinking skills.
MNMUN 2016 (NUMUNA)
Nottingham University Model United Nations Association to Malaysian National Model United Nations (MNMUN) conference 2016. All 3 delegates that attended this conference from UN Youth Nottingham won awards. Michaelle Phoenix with the best delegate award, Anis Sahoo with the best delegate award, and Mistica Binti Idris with the most outstanding delegate award.
MONMUNIC 2016 (NUMUNA)
Nottingham University Model United Nations Association to MONMUNIC 2016. 3 out of the 6 delegates won awards. Hasan Osam Hasan Elfaki Best diplomacy award, Anis Sahoo Best delegate award and Ajey honourable mention. This was the 1st conference NUMUNA has attended in the year 2016. Congratulations to all the NUMUNA trainers for successfully instilling the winning mentality in NUMUNA delegates.
Refugee Food Drive (Welfare Division) 8th December -10th December 2015
BacMUN 2015 (NUMUNA)
Nottingham University Model United Nations Association to BacMUN 2015. 6 out of the 8 delegates won awards. Omar Anas most diplomatic delegate, Abdelrahman Ashraf best delegate, Nafisa Lokhandwala best delegate, Sada Aishath honourable mention, Abdelrahman Elmagraby most diplomatic delegate and Hasan Osam Hasan Elfaki Best Judge. This was the second conference NUMUNA had attended since becoming a subsidiary of United Nations Youth Nottingham on the 25th October 2015. (BacMUN 4th December to 6th December 2015). Congratulations to all the NUMUNA trainers for successfully instilling the winning mentality in NUMUNA delegates.