Youth of United Nations Association TanzaniaTheme: “Rio+20 and Sustainable development: Advancing Human Progress in Harmony with nature” (Abstract)The fifteenth Tanzania Model United Nations (TMUN 2012) took place in Dodoma at PiusMsekwa Building from 31st March to 2nd April, 2012. TMUN is one of the largest youthgatherings in the country which brings young people from across the country together. Organizedby the Youth of the United Nations Association (YUNA), TMUN 2012 was one of the successful15 Model UN’s which earlier focused on various issues such as Peace and Security, ClimateChange etc.The 2012 TMUN was officially opened by the Deputy Speaker of the Tanzanian Parliament,Hon. Job Ndugai. The guests’ panel, during the opening session included Mr. Edward Lwidiko(YUNA Chairperson), Mr. Phillip Musiba (UNIC Representative) and Mr. Adam Anthony, thePresident of the 2012 MUN General Assembly and the TMUN Conference Coordinator, Ms.Nicey Munisi a representative from the Palestinian Embassy.Also the 2012 TMUN was attended by youth activists such as Mr. Lawrence Chuma andReynald Maeda from United Nations Association (UNA), Mr. Humphrey Polepole and EbbenMsuya from Tanzania Youth Coalition, Ms. Angela Damas and Rebecca Muna from Citizen’s
Global Platform, Hanifa Kiluwa from the Ministry of Development, Gender and Children, Mr.Kimeu Mutua from UNEP Kenya.The conference was highlighted by a number of Committee sessions and General Assemblysessions, a vibrant and exciting cultural event, an official opening ceremony and a closingCeremony. This MUN General Assembly carried a special feature where delegates representedvarious countries at the general assembly and applied the Rules of procedures in line with thoseof the United Nations.At the end of this conference, youth realized the achievements, opportunities and challengesahead of us to achieve sustainable development. The meeting was then closed by Ms. AudreyNjelekela, Dodoma-TACAIDS Regional Coordinator who also took part in awarding the bestdelegates of the 2012 Model UN.