Another outstanding achievement has been made by UGM students. On this occasion, the students grabbed titles from the Asia-Pacific Model United Nations (AMUNC) 2017, an international competition held in Hong Kong. UGM sent six students, Andi Andhyaksa (Faculty of Law 2015), Jesita Wida Ajani (Faculty of Economics and Business 2016), Arumdriya Soemoharmanto (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences 2015), Marsa Harisa (Faculty of Medicine 2014), Fikri Abirawa (Faculty of Law 2015), and Ellyaty Priyanka (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences 2015). The event ran from 19-23 June 2017 at Hong Kong University. The UGM students competed with representatives from Australia, Korea, Singapore, and other Asia-Pacific nations.
Chairman of AMUNC UGM team, Andi Andhyaksa, said that in the competition, each representative had to compete with strong teams from other countries. The students acted as diplomats that represented a country in their council. The model United Nations debate covered multi-dimensional issues, such as law, economic, social, political, and cultural aspects of the countries.
“The AMUNC competition was very tough and competitive, each delegation had to fight hard for the interests of the country they were representing through rational and persuasive debates,” said Andi on Friday (21/7).
Ahead of the competition, the UGM delegation had prepared well for three months in advance. The hard work finally paid off. Five awards were earned by the delegation, namely: Best Delegate ASEAN Regional Forum by Ellyaty Priyanka, Best Position Paper and Honorable Mention Organization of Islamic Cooperation by Arumdriya Murwani, Best Position Paper General Assembly SOCHUM by Jesita Wida Ajani, Best Delegate United Nations Security Council by Andi Adhyaksa, and Outstanding Delegate General Assembly SPECPOL by Marsa Harisa.