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    United Nations Afghani-Style: Country Gets Its Own UN-Like Organization

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    The work of the United Nations should be done more efficiently and effectively, stated the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at a conference in Buenos Aires on August 8. Afghanistan is thinking forward – it has established its own UN.

    Afghanistan has created its own UN-like public youth organization — Pamir International Model United Nations (PIMUN). It is an academic simulation of the UN and focuses on the solution of internal political problems.

    Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah welcomed the creation of the organization. Its first conference, or rather the General Assembly, was held on August 4-6. President Ashraf Ghani and the First Lady of Afghanistan attended the meeting and hosted a grand reception for the organizers, chairing team and delegates of PIMUN on August 7.

    PIMUN founder Moneer Koshani told Sputnik Dari in an interview what the organization is like.

    "Following the conference, we decided to establish five committees in our organization: the Security Council, the High Commissioner for Refugees, the Counter-Terrorism Committee (its priority will be the fight against Daesh, which is gaining strength in Afghanistan every day), the Council of Women's Affairs (different aspects of women's participation in political life will be considered within its framework), and finally, the Committee of Economic and Social Affairs (the fight against corruption and unemployment will be in its jurisdiction)."

    "The organizational structure is built in such a way that youth were given the green light to participate in policy. Our priority is attracting ambitious young staff in each of the committees," Koshani said.

    According to the President of the PIMUN, each of the 29 provinces of the country is represented in the organization. Moreover, all the cultural and social features of each province are taken into account.

    "We appreciate the cultural dialogue between the members of our organization," Koshani added. Therefore, for example, PIMUN members have the right to come to the meeting in the national costumes of their region.

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