About NMMUN

The Narsee Monjee Model United Nations Conference is an annual simulation of the United Nations Conference conducted by SVKM's NMIMS Shirpur Campus. The goal of the conference is to instil a holistic approach to debate, public speaking, and current affairs. NMMUN provides once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in global discussions. The MUN Society of NMIMS continues its history of fostering diplomatic conversation in its most recent edition.

With hundreds of delegates and attendees from various MUN circuits participating each year, NMMUN has achieved overall divides and valleys. To improve the forthcoming edition for students by creating active committees, a diverse range of outstanding speakers, and unique participation possibilities, as well as fostering more vigorous debates and constructive dialogues, workshops, and other fun activities. The programme is being planned by students on this campus to provide attendees an understanding of how the United Nations and its many entities operate.

For years, NMMUN's seriousness and sophistication have been well-known. A great deal of effort is made to give the participants the impression that they are in a real council, where talks are conducted at the highest level and with the utmost respect and regard for all participants.

NMMUN has always been a cut above the rest and has established itself as a distinct brand. The level of debate and exposure is unparalleled. The doors to the legacy are always open, because of its unrivalled grandeur and magnitude. We hope you will join us for the 13th edition of this beautiful event, as we make every effort to provide you with a realistic experience of the United Nations, in collaboration with our partners and sponsors. We hope to see you at the event.

About NMIMS Shirpur Campus

SVKM’s NMIMS, Mukesh Patel Technology Park, Shirpur campus is an integrated campus approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. SVKM’S NMIMS Shirpur Campus is an affiliate of NMIMS (Deemed-to-be-University), which has been accredited with A+ Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and has been recognized as a Tier 1 University by University Grants Commission (UGC).

The picturesque riverside campus of NMIMS, Shirpur Campus, has a rich tradition of pursuing academic excellence and offers industry-oriented academic programs and excellent research infrastructure to equip its students with the skill set required to succeed in industry. It offers programs in Engineering, Pharmacy, Agriculture, Textile and Aviation. The multi-disciplinary nature of programs offered on campus allows it to impart an inter-disciplinary education to all its students.



Faculty members have been carefully chosen so as to provide the right exposure and experience from industry and academia to the students. Regular interactions with experts from industry as well as the industry internship program ensures that students are well-equipped to understand the demands and expectations from industry. In addition, the University has also tied up with industry major IBM & leading international learning platform, Coursera, to ensure that its students have access to the latest cutting-edge curriculum.

The campus endeavors to provide a holistic education to all its students, laying emphasis on all round development of the individual. NMIMS Shirpur is a residential campus which ensures that there are plenty of opportunities for students to learn even beyond the classrooms. The philosophy of the campus is to provide enough opportunities and resources to its students so as to motivate them to become self-directed life-long learners. The campus’ success in all these endeavours is reflected by the excellent performance and achievements of its alumni, whether it is in industry, higher education or entrepreneurship.

From Director's Desk


At NMIMS Shirpur, our objective has always been to provide a holistic education to all our students in order to prepare them not only for their careers, but also to prepare them for life. In order to meet this endeavor, learning-outside-the-classrooms becomes as important as the learning that takes place inside the classrooms. Technical and cultural clubs and activities are an integral part of this learning process.

Narsee Monjee Model United Nations, or NMMUN as it is better known, is a very popular event that is hosted at our riverside Shirpur campus each year. The event, which has been held every year since 2009 onwards, is now in its 13th edition and enjoys a rich legacy. In today’s times, when the world is marred by growing divisions and people are all too ready to take sides based on misinformation or inadequate information, the relevance of a forum like NMMUN is perhaps greater than it has ever been. This event teaches students to research, rationalize and debate issues that are of vital importance to us as citizens of a common planet. Most importantly, it teaches the students how to rise above differences and work together to discuss and solve issues of global concern. The importance of this learning cannot be overemphasized as these very same students are going to be our leaders of tomorrow.

NMMUN has now become an event that enjoys active participation from students all across the country. This year, our students have worked very hard to make the event more relevant, more engaging and bigger than ever before. I congratulate them on their spirit to bring the world closer by means of discussion and wish them all the best for hosting this prestigious event.


Dr. Akshay Malhotra
Director, NMIMS Shirpur Campus


From Secretary General, NMMUN Shirpur


NMMUN has played a pivotal role in shaping the existance of the MUN circuit in India. Since the last 12 editions NMMUN has created an academically challenging environment that allows all every individual associated with this conference to be the best version of themselves.

NMMUN'21 hopes to provide all the delegates with a platform to be able to voice their opinions, hone their research abilities, and engage in diplomatic negotiations. The committees that are to be simulated at the conference and their wide-ranging agendas have been structured in a way so as to aid diverse discourse and help delegates learn about domestic and foreign policy.

The NMMUN team has tirelessly strived to give you an academic experience of a lifetime. We, at NMMUN, believe that every change starts small and hence we hope to provide you with a platform for you to start changing the world.

Ms. Nandini Shenai
Secretary General, NMMUN Shirpur


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Councils

United Nations Security Council

Agenda: "Maritime security in the Korean Peninsula & East China Sea"



The core mandate of the Security Council, contained in Article 24 (1) of the UN Charter, gives it
“primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security".

The Charter envisages several means for the Council to fulfil this mandate:

● Calling upon parties to settle their dispute by negotiation, enquiry, mediation, conciliation, arbitration, judicial settlement, resort to regional agencies or arrangements, or other peaceful means (Article 33);
● Investigating any dispute, or any situation which might lead to international friction or give rise to a dispute (Article 34);
● Recommending appropriate procedures or methods of adjustment (Article 36);
● Recommending such terms of settlement as it may consider appropriate (Article 37);
● Making recommendations to parties with a view to a pacific settlement of the dispute (Article 38)
● Determining the existence of any threat to the peace, breach of the peace, or act of aggression and making recommendations to maintain or restore international peace and security (Article 39);
● Calling upon the parties concerned to comply with such provisional measures as it deems necessary or desirable (Article 40); deciding what measures not involving the use of force are to be employed to give effect to its decisions and calling upon UN member states to apply such measures (Article 41);
● Taking such action by air, sea, or land forces as may be necessary to maintain or restore international peace and security (Article 42);
● Negotiating and concluding special agreement(s) for armed forces, assistance and facilities with UN member states (Article 43);
● Making plans for the application of armed force with the assistance of the Military Staff Committee (Article 46);
● Encouraging the development of pacific settlement of local disputes through regional arrangements or agencies (Article 52);
● Utilizing such regional arrangements or agencies for enforcement action under its authority (Article 53);
● Formulating plans for a system for the regulation of armaments (Article 26).

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Agenda: "To discuss and analyse major refugee crisis across the world with special reference to the refugee crisis in Afghanistan"



UNHCR’s goal is to guarantee the fundamental rules accepted by all States concerning the right of individuals to flee their country and seek asylum in another. To this end, it helps States face the administrative, legal, diplomatic, financial, and human problems that are caused by the refugee phenomenon.

● To promote the rights of refugees and to monitor the implementation of the Refugee Convention by its States Parties;
● To protect refugees by working with States on the examination of administrative and legal problems related to the granting of refugee status and to the defense of the right of asylum.
● UNHCR also works with governments to search for durable solutions for refugees. Being a refugee is a transitory condition for an individual. To protect such individuals or groups of individuals, States must grant them a stable and lasting legal status. To this effect, UNHCR favors various forms of voluntary repatriation, integration into the State of asylum, and third country resettlement.
● To provide material assistance: international solidarity—in the form of interstate cooperation and support, but also with the support of intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations—is necessary so as to allow for a sharing of the financial and other burdens that refugees may represent for the host State. Concretely, this support translates into assistance programs for refugees that are run by UNHCR. States contribute financially to these programs on a voluntary basis.
● To provide “good offices” services to governments to help them solve problems resulting from population movements that are slightly outside UNHCR’s mandate and especially to provide assistance to groups outside its mandate (e.g., internally displaced persons), when requested to do so by the UN Secretary-General or the General Assembly

UNGA : Disarmament and International Security Committee

Agenda: "Rendering state assistance to aid in curbing illicit traffic and trade of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW)"



The General Assembly First Committee: Disarmament and International Security (DISEC) deals with issues relating to disarmament, global challenges, and threats to peace that affect the international community and seeks out solutions to the challenges in the international security regime. It considers all disarmament and international security matters within the scope of the Charter or relating to the powers and functions of any other organ of the United Nations; the general principles of cooperation in the maintenance of international peace and security, as well as principles governing disarmament and the regulation of armaments; promotion of cooperative arrangements and measures aimed at strengthening stability through lower levels of armaments. The Committee comprises all member nations of the United Nations, and even though its mandate is limited to recommendations, it has proven to be one of the most influential bodies in the United Nations, as its resolutions deal with some of the most complex topics in the international community. The Committee works in close cooperation with the United Nations Disarmament Commission and the Geneva-based Conference on Disarmament.

It is the only Main Committee of the General Assembly entitled to verbatim records coverage The work of the Committee falls under seven thematic clusters:

● Nuclear weapons
● Other weapons of mass destruction
● Outer space. (disarmament aspects)
● Conventional weapons
● Regional disarmament and security
● Other disarmament measures and international security
● Disarmament machinery

European Union

Agenda: "Reviewing EU Trade Policies while focusing on the concept of open strategic economies"



European Union (EU), international organization comprising 27 European countries and governing common economic, social, and security policies. Originally made out of a desire to form a single European political entity to end the centuries of warfare among European countries that culminated with World War II and decimated much of the continent.It established by 12 countries in 1993 to ensure the so-called four freedoms: the movement of goods, services, people, and money.

The goals of the European Union are:

●  Promote peace, its values and the well-being of its citizens.
●  Offer freedom, security and justice without internal borders.
●  Sustainable development based on balanced economic growth and price stability, a highly competitive market economy with full employment and     social progress, and environmental protection.
●  Combat social exclusion and discrimination.
●  Promote scientific and technological progress.
●  Enhance economic, social and territorial cohesion and solidarity among EU countries.
●  Respect its rich cultural and linguistic diversity.
●  Establish an economic and monetary union whose currency is the euro.

All India Political Parties Meet

Agenda: "Discussing the privatiation of PSU Banks"



With more than 2000 registered political parties in India. The politics of the nation has been constantly changing. Typically called before the session of the parliament or introduction of the bill the All-India Political Party Meets are conventions that allow the diverse political groups of India to reach a consensus on decisions of national importance before sessions begin. With the absence of legislative power of the parliament, the initial purpose of the forum was for unrestricted political debate, discussion and deliberation which may not be allowed in parliament due to time constraints but this body now aids in providing a better insight into national issues. The AIPPM committee in an MUN aims to mimic this reality by reproducing the stages of policies and jurisdiction, with delegates representing personalities from the divergent group of Indian political parties. While stepping into the shoes of assigned politician the AIPPM committee expects its representatives to be well versed, with their political party’s ideology, manifesto and beliefs which helps the representatives grasp the multi-layered processes that go behind policy-making and governance in India, providing them with an explicit experience to the hitches and hurdles that political parties accost in modern times. The AIPPM committee, unlike other conventional MUN committees characterized by heated debates, cross talks, high levels of negotiations and political democracy echoes hopes of change and evolution!

United Nations Environment Programme

Agenda: "Discussing SDGs with special reference to making industrialization inclusive and sustainable"



The mission of the UN Environment Evaluation Office is to provide strategic information to Member States, UN Environment senior management and other UN Environment managerial and project staff to enable them to review progress made by the organization and to reflect critically on the constraints and challenges of delivering a quality global environmental programme.

The mandate for conducting evaluations in UN Environment derives from several UN General Assembly Resolutions, summarized in the regulations and “Rules Governing Programme Planning, the Programme Aspects of the Budget, the Monitoring of Implementation and the Methods of Evaluation” (ST/SGB/2000/8).

The rules and regulations require all UN programme activities to be evaluated (regulation 7.2) and that evaluation findings are communicated to Member States through intergovernmental bodies (rule 107.1c). This mandate is further supported by a number of UN Environment Governing Council decisions (75(iv), 83, 6.13/1, 12/15 13/1 14/1, 23/3 – 11 and 27/13). These decisions authorize evaluation of UN Environment activities.

According to the Secretary General’s bulletin on programme planning, monitoring and implementation (ST/SGB/2000/8), which consolidates the General Assembly decisions on the evaluation function, “the objective of evaluation is:

(a) To determine as systematically and objectively as possible the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and impact of the Organization’s activities in relation to their objectives;

(b) To enable the Secretariat and Member States to engage in systematic reflection, with a view to increasing the effectiveness of the main programmes of the Organization by altering their content and, if necessary, reviewing their objectives” and that the associated rules require all UN programme activities to be evaluated.

Economic and Social Council

Agenda: "Mobilizing Financial Resources For Developing Countries For Sustainable Development"



The mandate of the Economic and Social Council was defined by the Charter of the United Nations and various General Assembly resolutions. The responsibilities of the United Nations in the area of international economic and social cooperation established by the United Nations Charter are “vested in the General Assembly and, under the authority of the General Assembly, in the Economic and Social Council”. The UN Charter mandates ECOSOC to promote higher standards of living, full employment, and economic and social progress; solutions of international economic, social and health problems; international cultural and educational cooperation; and universal respect for, and observance of, human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion.

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