Nur Pratama Abdi Muhammad (dressed in red, sitting eighth from the left) with the Indonesian delegation after receiving the award as the Most Outstanding Delegate in Asia - Pacific Model United Nations 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Private Doc.)
UNAIR NEWS – Universitas Airlangga’s student made a history with an achievement on international stage. This success was achieved by Nur Pratama Abdi Muhammad, a student of Accounting Bachelor’s Degree program at Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR).
Abdi was awarded as the Most Outstanding Delegate in 2018 Asia-Pacific Model United Nations (AMUNC). The event was hosted by University of New South Wales and the Model United Nations Student Association of Australia in Sydney, Australia, on July 8-13, 2018.
AMUNC is the largest annual United Nations Model Conference in Asia-Pacific region. In this conference, the participants took part as delegates from various countries and international organizations to discuss, debate and formulate solutions on international issues.
Activities carried out in the Asia Pacific region were attended by more than 500 participants from all over the world, including from several European countries taking part in the big event. Indonesia sent about 50 people as delegates representing several well-known campuses.
Before finally being chosen as a delegate, participants were required to register first. Selections included sending an essay as well as a TOEFL English certificate. After being elected, the delegates will be plotted to the country they must play the role. Apart from being the Indonesian delegates, they must play a role according to the countries and topics they get.
Abdi revealed, before being sent to Sydney, the Indonesian delegation received special training on several important aspects, including public speaking, leadership, research, and formal writing.
Students who have been the Runner Up of ICAEW National Business Case Competition 2017 held in Indonesia Stock Exchange some time ago said that AMUNC’s activities cannot be separated from the support of Beswan Djarum. From Beswan Djarum, they also received intensive briefing about MUN simulation drawings, trial simulations, to hone the debating skills of the delegation members.
Furthermore, the Indonesian delegation also had the opportunity to visit the United Nations Information Center in Jakarta to discuss MUN and international issues that are currently trending.
Abdi continued, bringing good names of UNAIR and Indonesia was not an easy matter. Many have to be prepared. Abdi was also challenged because he had just finished his thesis exam some time. At that time, intensive briefing that had to be done by the Abdi coincided with the guidance schedule and the thesis session.
In his opinion, time management and emotional skill are required to complete the obligations properly. It is also a form of contribution as a student.
“The Alma mater did not ask for wealth as a form of your contribution as a student during college. So what you can give as a form of appreciation and contribution to the alma mater is to make achievements both nationally and internationally, “he concluded. (*)