Participation Guidelines

Ismaili Youth Model United Nations is open to Ismaili youth from around the world, who are between the ages of 12-18 years. The participant must be 12 years of age by 1 September 2021 to participate.

Who can participate?

There are two forms of participation, Student Officers and Delegates.

Student Officers

Student Officers are experienced MUNers responsible for running the MUN conference, in terms of creating academic resources for the committee, organizing the debate sessions, and facilitating a lively discussion in their committees. Student Officer positions at IYMUN consist of Secretary-General, Committee Chair and Deputy Chair. Interest participants need to fill the application form and submit a letter of motivation.

Please note: Applications for Student Officer positions are now closed. The last date to apply was 6 August 2021.


Delegates are participants at Model United Nations conferences They are each assigned a country and have to embody the role of a representative of the nation to the specific United Nations committee they are assigned. In the committee sessions, delegates will debate and provide policy suggestions on the topics at hand from the perspective of their own country’s domestic and foreign policy.

Prior MUN experience is not required to register as a Delegate, there will be training to support you. Participants with no prior experience are encouraged to register! You only need a positive attitude and the will to make a difference.

Registrations for Delegates is now open. The last date for registration is 18 September 2021. Slots are limited, registrations will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.

Conference Dates and Timings

The conference will consist of two delegate training days and two days of committee sessions and will also include Opening/Closing Ceremonies. All training days and conferences will be held virtually. Please refer to Conference Schedule for a detailed breakdown of conference dates.

To ensure that Ismaili youth from around the world have the opportunity to participate in IYMUN, participants will have the option of selecting time slots for training days and committee sessions in order of preference. Timings for the opening ceremony and the closing ceremony will be announced shortly.

Please note: Selecting a time slot does not guarantee enrollment in the said time slot. Final time slots will be allocated to participants by the IYMUN Organizing Team and will be communicated closer to the conference.

Please visit our “Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)” page for more information.  If you don’t find an answer to your question there, email us at [email protected].