Pune: Global Indian International School (GIIS), Chinchwad recently hosted the third edition of Model United Nations (MUN) Conference, with participation from around 150 students from schools across Pune.
GIIS-MUN was a three-day conference that was held on July 28, 29 and 30. The conference witnessed an array of noteworthy speakers and a number of delegates representing various countries.
GIISMUN comprised six committees, United Nations General Assembly First Committee (DISEC), United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), United Nations Security Council (UNSC), United Nations General Assembly Third Committee (SOCHUM), Committee on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The six committees had different agendas and they elaborated on the concerned problems and attempted at finding feasible resolutions.
The agenda of DISEC was that of dismantling existing bacteriological and chemical weapon stockpiles while prohibiting future development and production.
UNHRC focused on the abusive powers of the army at foreign military bases, and the UNSC dealt with the issue of Arctic affair which emphasised on territorial dispute and marine life conservation.
SOCHUM highlighted the issues of juvenile delinquency, and CCPCJ drew attention to the importance of rehabilitation and treatment with special emphasis on reforming prison systems, also with focus on providing required psychological assistance to the criminals.
WHO signified the need to promote the use of genomics for global health and to find inexpensive ways to incorporate in the current medical health system.
Sugandha Khandelwal, GIISMUN Coordinator said, “The guidance of experienced moderators and chairpersons help the participating students to understand the various complexities of international relations and the challenging issues, as well as steer them towards finding feasible solutions in an amicable manner. The aim is to make the delegates committed and not compromised in making their draft resolutions and presenting their thoughts.”