Karachi(Cliff News)“Thousands of lives were lost in World War I and World War II. In order to prevent future wars, an organization called the “League of Nations” was created. It was the first international organization whose principal mission was to maintain world peace. Unfortunately, the credibility of the organization was weakened by the fact that the United States never officially joined the League of Nations after the first World War”, said the Chief Guest, Mr. Toshikazu Isomura- Consul General Japan in his speech at the openingceremony of the fourth Nasra Model United Nations (NASRAMUN IV). The two-day event was held on the 24thand 25th of November 2018 at the Education Trust Nasra School (ETNS), Saddar campus. The event attracted 850participants that included students of ETNS (Korangi, Malir, Super Highway, North Karachi and Saddar campuses), students from Nasra Public School (NPS), faculty, guests and as well as students participating from other schools namely The Educators – Lucknow Campus, Beacon Light Academy – Maymar Campus, Karachi Public School – Safari Campus and Alpha College – Shahrah-e-Faisal branch.Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an extra-curricular activity in which students typically role-play delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. Participants in the NASRAMUN IV, known as delegates, were placed in committees and assigned countries, while a few represented political figures. The students were presented with their assignments in advance, along with a topic or topics that their committee were to discuss. By discussing topics that ranged from the situation in South Sudan to the health implications of Climate Change, the different committees took part in a healthy debate till they came to unified decision to pass a resolution. The NASRAMUN engaged the students and allowed them to delve deeper into current world issues.Out of the 800 delegates, 720 students were from the Nasra Schools (ETNS & NPS) while 80 were from the participating schools and colleges.Mr. Toshikazu Isomura, Consul General Japan (Consulate of Japan in Karachi) was the Chief Guest for the opening ceremony that was held on the first day of the event. Ms. Aazya Rafiq, Deputy Head of Department- Sukh Initiative of The Aman Foundation and Mr. Umair Aslam, Manager Programs from The Aman Foundation were both the Guest of Honour on the first day of the event representing Dr. Haris, Head of SukhInitiative, Aman Foundation who had graciously supported this year’s NASRAMUN IV from the Aman Foundation’s platform.At the end, the best-performing delegates in each committee, as well as best delegations were recognized with awards. The top three delegates in each committee were given shields for “Best Delegate” and certificates for “Outstanding Diplomacy”” and “Honourable Mention”. Ms. Elin Burns, British Deputy High Commissioner Karachi graced the occasion as Chief Guests for the closing ceremony on the 25th of November and awarded the delegates with their awards.The purpose of NASRAMUN is to provide the youth with the opportunity to participate in a two-day Model United Nations Program in order to prepare them to be leaders of tomorrow inculcating in them a sense of diplomacy, tolerance, negotiation and leadership. It also provides them with a platform where they can implement critical thinking, confidence building, teamwork and leadership abilities.The event was an energetic one that saw students dressed in their best attires holding flags of the countries they represented. It is a great achievement for a school that caters to the low-incomestrata of society to host such an impressive and informative event.The initiative strives on achieving well-rounded and globally aware individuals who can utilize their abilities in making, not just their own country, but the world, a better place. We hope that ETNS continues to host the NASRAMUN every year with the same vigor and passion that it has been doing for the past three years.