JUEMUN 2018: Conference Theme

World Malnutrition and Hunger

UNCT-KG-button-SDG-2The JUEMUN 2018 Keynote Plenary Speaker will be Dr. Irene Galtung, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies Pax Mundi Professor of Peace Studies. Irene’s academic work supports the conviction that ‘hunger should be illegal’ and that it will only be made illegal if the people of the world in all walks of life in all places agree that a sufficient and nutritious diet is a human right. Indeed, all else in life and thus, the achievement of the other SDGs by 20130, depends on the world’s capacity, and the world’s will, to properly feed all human beings.

JUEMUN 2018 Oxfam Hunger Banquet

The opening events of JUEMUN 2018 will include our unique JUEMUN version of an
Oxfam Hunger Banquet. Delegates draw tickets at random which assigns them to a Unknown-1meal at 4 different levels of that match with the latest statistics on global income gaps. The smallest percentage of delegates will have the best of food, the largest proportion will have the simplest food, and the rest will be in between. This will be our way of raising awareness of the realities of World Hunger before we begin to talk about malnutrition and hunger.


JUEMUN 2018 has registered our event with Oxfam NGOs in the United Kingdom, Canada, the USA and other nations. We are linked with a global community of people in more than 90 countries of the world who are convinced that hunger can be eliminated. Oxfam Canada has a motto that captures the hope of JUEMUN delegates – hungry for change.




UNESCO’s motto is “Building Peace in the Minds of Men and Women” and its programmes of Education for All and Education for Sustainable Development inspired the UN’s 2000-2015 Millennium Development Goal programme and its successor, the 2016-20130 Sustainable Development Goal action plan.

Kyoto University of Foreign Studies is the only member in Kyoto of the UNESCO unesco as sch colorAssociated Schools Project University Network. Kyoto Gaidai Nishiko High School is the leading member of the Kyoto Consortium of the UNESCO Associated Schools Project. Kyoto Gaidai Nishiko High School will host the All-Kansai Model United Nations Conference on Refugees for secondary school students from June 18-20, 2018