Cairo International Model United Nations (CIMUN) is a collegiate level organization that is based in Cairo, Egypt.[1] The CIMUN program is the oldest student activity on the American University in Cairo (AUC) campus and is currently recognized as one of the largest inter-collegiate Model United Nations program outside of North America.


It was founded in 1989 by a group of AUC students under the guidance of the Provost of AUC, Professor Earl Tim Sullivan, during his time as a professor in the department of political science.[2][3]

In 2010, CIMUN won the Outstanding Delegation Award while at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York. While this is the second time the group has won the award, this time is considered more important because the group was representing their own country, Egypt.[4][5]

March Conference[]

Its annual March conference is now the largest of its kind in the Middle East.[6][7] Its primary goal is to increase student interest in and awareness of the United Nations and international affairs.[8][9] In 2005 a fund was made in honor of Nadia Younes under which a conference and meeting room for the support of the Model United Nations was created.[10]

Keynote speakers[]

The following is a list of notable keynote speakers at past March conferences:

  1. Nabil El Araby ICJ judge
  2. Kofi Anan
  3. Boutros Ghali
  4. Suzanne Mubarak
  5. Amr Moussa
  6. Ali El Din Helal
  7. Ahmed Maher

Keynote speakers by year:

  • 1999 —
  • 1996 —
  • 1997 —
  • 1998 —
  • 1999 —
  • 2000 — Youssef Boutros Ghali, El-Sayed Yassin, and Ibrahim Kamel[11]
  • 2001 —
  • 2002 —
  • 2003 —
  • 2004 —
  • 2005 —
  • 2006 —
  • 2007 —
  • 2008 —
  • 2009 —
  • 2010 —


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