NAIMUN Philanthropy and Social Justice
NAIMUN strives to be not only an enriching Model UN experience for the delegates who attend, but also a way to bring about real positive change through the conference’s social justice emphasis and philanthropic efforts. Over the course of the weekend, delegates will have opportunities to think about, discuss, and bring about real change in the issues of our ever-evolving world.
Photo Courtesy of Room to Read, NAIMUN LI's Philanthropic Partner
NAIMUN's Philanthropic Partners
Recognizing the importance of incorporating philanthropy into our initiatives to educate students on important international issues, NAIMUN has partnered with several nonprofits in recent years. NAIMUN Philanthropy has raised over $80,000 for international charities since its inception at NAIMUN XLVII. Most recently, NAIMUN 50 partnered with Action Against Hunger to help bring about an end to severe childhood malnutrition.
This year, we are proud to be working with Room to Read, an international organization that works tirelessly to promote global literacy and gender equality in education. Founded in 2000, Room to Read has since built and supplied books for over 15,000 libraries in communities across the globe, constructed 1,600 schools, published almost 1000 books, distributed over 13 million books, and funded over 14,000 girls’ scholarships. Through its efforts, Room to Read has already impacted the lives of over 7.8 million children, and hopes to enact even more positive change with help from NAIMUN. In the words of former United Nations Secretary General, “Literacy unlocks the door to learning throughout life, is essential to development and health, and opens the way for democratic participation and active citizenship.”
Social Justice at NAIMUN
In addition to our efforts to positively impact the global community through our partner organization, NAIMUN strives to instill in its delegates a commitment to social justice that they will carry beyond the conference. NAIMUN LI will see the continuation of the annual Friday morning Social Justice Symposium. At this event, delegates will have the opportunity to learn more about social justice projects designed and implemented by their peers, as well as the chance to meet with representatives from leading NGO's. We hope that this event can be both inspiring and educational for NAIMUN delegates! Moderators and delegates, you may sign up for the Social Justice Symposium via the link that Shanniece, our Director of Registration (
), will send out in the fall.
If you work with an NGO and would like to feature at the Social Justice Symposium, please email
Director of Philanthropy