The Colombo Model United Nations, the oldest UN simulation in Sri Lanka, is the fifth largest student run MUN conference in the world. Encompassing simulations of the various UN General Assemblies and select UN specialized committees, the conference has provided an unparalleled platform for debate and leadership for thousands of students from across South Asia for a quarter of a century.
The 26th Conference of the Colombo Model United Nations will be held from the 6th-8th of March 2020. It is a conference open to youth participants from all around the world. The organization of this event is handled by a select group of able students from a range of schools, highlighting the diversity of COMUN.
This academic year COMUN, in its twenty-sixth session, will have its largest and most professionally done conference yet, thanks to a passionate executive committee and an enthusiastic delegate pool.
In 1994, Sri Lanka joined the rapidly growing number of countries with an MUN program, with the creation of the Colombo Model United Nations program. This was the brainchild of Sandra Fernando, teaching at The Overseas School of Colombo. The first COMUN conference had four participating schools including OSC. Since then, the conference has grown in leaps and bounds. In 2018, the 24th COMUN conference was held with nearly 500 students from schools in Sri Lanka and South East Asia.