Under the leadership and advocacy of Mr. Yuan Shibin, late professor of Dept. of English and International Studies of China Foreign Affairs University, and Mr. Xiong Zhiyong, a graduate faculty member of China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU), China’s first Model United Nations for university students was held in the University in 1995. This marked the first time that an MUN conference was held China, hence its far-reaching significance.
In 2001, China Foreign Affairs University Model United Nations Association (CFAUMUNA) was founded by a group of students in the University. Since 2002, our association has successfully held the nationwide “Beijing Model United Nations” (BMUN) for thirteen times, which has become the flagship conference in China with its high standards and academic level. In 2017, the former “Beijing Model United Nations” (BMUN) has been officially renamed as “Beijing International Model United Nations” (BIMUN), to seize its opportunity of setting the platform as an international conference and enhancing its essence of innovation-driven development.
Hailed as the “Whampoa Military Academy” of CFAU, the Model United Nations Association, with the constant efforts of Model UN participants from generation to generation, has gradually developed into the most elite student organization in the university. Led by the China Communist Youth League CFAU Committee, the association is currently comprised of a Secretary General and around 70 members from both undergraduate and exchange programs.
Currently, there are two honorary presidents of the Association, namely Mr. LU Shumin, President, United Nations Association of China, and Prof. QIN Yaqing, President, China Foreign Affairs University. Apart from that, the Association also has a Board of Advisors with 6 experts, namely Late Prof. YUAN Shibin, Former Professor, Department of English and International Studies of China Foreign Affairs University; Prof. ZHENG Qirong, Vice President, China Foreign Affairs University; Prof. WANG Fan, Vice President, China Foreign Affairs University; Mr. GAO Fei, Assistant President, China Foreign Affairs University; Prof. ZHAO Huaipu, Director-General, Division of the Graduate Studies Administration, China Foreign Affairs University, and Mr. Alain NOUDEHOU, United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in China.
The Association not only hosts the yearly Beijing International Model United Nations, but also cultivate participants for domestic and international Model UN activities as well as UN related events. It advocates to strengthen the cooperation with respective UN agencies and create opportunities of knowing the UN and working for the UN for more students.