East African Model United Nations was started in 1982. It is one of the only MUNs to hold its conference in official United Nations territory and allows students who attend to further immerse themselves into the world of the United Nations.
Participants dialogue and interact to formulate solutions to real world problems. The EAMUN Conferences are diverse with both local and international participants.
The East African Model United Nations is coordinated and administered by various individuals serving in different capacities. The Executive Committee is the primary group that organizes and runs the programmes.
In order for a school to register and participate in any of the programmes, the participation regulations must be read and agreed to. The school administrator is required to sign the participation regulations form indicating the understanding and agreement.
The programmes simulates the activities of the United Nations and aims to build up the confidence and enhance the debating skills of the participants. Delegates are grouped into committees which each deals with specific issues.
Probably the most important role of the advisor and the delegate is to ensure that all students are adequately prepared for the conference. The more students know about their assigned nation’s policies, the more readily they will be able to assume the role of delegates.
The Executive Committee is the primary group that organizes and runs the MUN programmes. It consists of ten members; the EAMUN Coordinator, the MSMUN Coordinator, two Assistant Coordinators, the Secretary General, the Deputy Secretary General and the four Chairs of General Assemblies.
The East African Model United Nations conferences are held annually for both high school and middle school students, attracting both local and international participants.