Youth Model United Nations Conference

Model United Nations (MUN) is a simulation of the United Nations working sessions in which students act as ambassadors. Each participant represents a different Country and is required to respect faithfully the assigned country’s values and interests. The aim is to negotiate and obtain the approval of documents (resolutions) that favor the assigned Country, taking into account public interest. It’s a cooperative competition in which participants interact on matters of international politics.


The conference brought together some 50 delegates from different schools of Almaty to discuss one of the most relevant issues of the world – Eliminating Gender Disparity and Unequal Access for Women in Education. Gender equality is a global priority for UNESCO and inextricably linked to its efforts to promote the right to education and support the achievements of the Sustainable Development Goals. Therefore, it was taken into as the main agenda of the MUN Conference.

The initiators of the conference and the organizers were  grade 11 students- Izimova Ardana and Alikhan Ayazhan, together with a team of volunteers and 12th grade student Chinnaliyeva Dilyara. Ardana and Ayazhan happily shared their experience of participating in an international conference of the United Nations Model in Malaysia and wished all delegates to be active citizens of the world. During the opening ceremony, there were invited speakers. The first speaker, Aisha Dosymbayeva, a student of 11th grade, spoke about the importance of the conference topic and the importance of developing diplomatic skills. The second speaker is Katherine Rekhert, a graduate of TechWomen, a former Microsoft employee in Seattle, currently working as a data processing specialist at the Kolesa Group, gave a speech on the topic of women’s empowerment in modern society. The third speaker, Zhanara Izimova, is a graduate of the Bolashak scholarship of 2013, who studied at the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow, a graduate of the Digital Transformation 2018 IMD Business School, the winner of TechWomen 2018, who had professional training at the Symantec head office in San Francisco, USA, and currently works as managing director of Sberbank Kazakhstan. And Nargiza Siyabekova- a winner of “TechWomen 2018” who had a professional internship at the Lyft Taxi head office in San Francisco, USA, a graduate of the University of Suleiman Demirel and a teacher at the Academy for Love Coding, who works as a research assistant at a national bank. All guests inspired the younger generation and wished good luck in the conference.



  • I am very pleased to be able to participate in this wonderful conference. It gave me an opportunity to express my ideas, position and listened to others, strengthen public speaking techniques and improve leadership skills, moreover I gained an overall strategic view that helped me to make decisions of global interests. Hope, here will be a lot of such events,- says a participant Aray Bolatova from 11th grade of NIS Almaty PhMd.

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