After a successful debut in 2014 Jesus and Mary College Model United Nations Conference is all set to host the second edition of this conference- JMC MUN 2015 powered by Epson. This time around the conference promises to elevate the level of debate and the quality of Model UN.
Model United Nations is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about current events, critical issues in international relations, diplomacy and the United Nations agenda. The participants role-play as diplomats, researching a country, investigating international issues, debating, deliberating and developing solutions to world problems while representing a country or group in a simulated session of a committee of the United Nations.
The second edition of the Conference seeks to simulate four committees. The conference seeks to engage delegates in a debate on diverse issues. While the UN General Assembly: Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) is slated to discuss conventional arms control at the regional and sub-regional levels, the agenda of debate for the Human Rights Council pertains to combating intolerance and injustice against marginalized communities and stereotypes on the basis of religion and belief. However, it is the simulation of two novel committees which distinguishes JMCMUN’15 from other conferences: the UN Commission on International Trade Law (CITRAL) and the National Security Council (NSC). The UN CITRAL shall deliberate upon a model law to ensure the protection of trade secrets and promoting the use of secret and non-intellectual property for secured transactions whereas the NSC will discuss the IC 816 Hijacking.
The Secretary General for JMC MUN 2015, Geetika Nagpal remarks –“I sincerely hope that this year’s conference will provide delegates with an exciting and rewarding educational opportunity that will help them discover passions and think critically about international relations. This year’s JMC MUN hopes to encourage our delegates to develop skills of debate and diplomacy and to walk away with not only a deeper knowledge of international relations, but also an awareness of how they will grow from and apply their experience from JMC MUN in future endeavour’’.
This year JMC MUN’15 powered by Epson (https://www.facebook.com/epsonindia) is being organized in collaboration with the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan. The JMC MUN 2015 team is also pleased to welcome on board Western Digital (https://www.facebook.com/WDIndia) as their Storage Partner, Organic Harvest (http://organicharvest.in/) as their Wellness Partner, Arena Media as their student partner(https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arena-Animation-Netaji-Subash-Place/1446424875625873 ) and Neelgagan as their Stationery Partner. The conference is expected to be a fierce battleground for debate, diplomacy and negotiations.