Noida: To familiarize the students with pressing global issues and workings of the United Nations Organization, Amity University Uttar Pradesh in collaboration with the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan started 7th Amity International Model United Nations (AMIMUN– 2018) Conference on the theme of “Ignition for Tomorrow” at Amity University Noida Campus.
Amity International Model United Nations (AMIMUN 2018) is a simulation of the United Nations which spans over a period of three days. At AMIMUN, delegates learn and understand the art of diplomacy, international relations and the United Nations.
During AMIMUN, the delegates will debate on issues that confront world leaders and will subsequently, draft resolutions that can enable the United Nations to tackle the same. The agendas of the committees include “MARS 2022: Formulating a new mission plan for Mining and Utilisation of Resources in Space on the Martian Territory”, “Negotiations to further liberalize trade on non-agriculture market access”, “Accountability for the atrocities committed by the UN Peacekeeping Forces”, “Discussing implementation of nuclear safeguards in the Middle East” and “The protection of indigenious minority groups”.
Over 400 Delegates from 51 Colleges across the globe including United Kingdom, Morocco, Brazil, Egypt, Russia, Nepal, Afghanistan, Mauritius, India and South Sudan participated in the International Conference.
Addressing the gathering, His Excellency Mr. Nadir Patel, Canadian High Commissioner said that education is the best igniter for all kinds of initiatives and success. He called upon the students to think differently and break the stereotypes. Addressing the participant as brand ambassadors, His Excellency Mr Patel opined that engaging youth in policy making and providing them with such opportunities will lead to development and upliftment of the world. He pointed out that both India and Canada have contributed significantly in UN activities and goals and hence, can further play leadership roles through United Nations.
Sharing his views, Mr. Md. Manuar Mukarram, Second Secretary, Bangladesh High Commission said that such platforms are true learning opportunities for students wherein they gain knowledge about preliminary perspective of International affairs and the United Nations which help them to unlock their imagination and creativity. He further added that it’s not easy to take on the role of a World leader and deliberate upon solutions for various core issues but this endeavor will aid in developing debating and negotiation skills in the future leaders. He pointed out that it is important for every citizen to be part of the movement as together only we can bring a positive change in the society. Mr. Mukarram highlighted five aspects to address to ignite the future including “International efforts to combat terrorism and addressing its root causes”, “Creating a poverty free society to establish sustainable peace”, “Regional and sub regional collaborations to foster sustainable development”, ‘Focusing on the implementation and achievement of Sustainable Development Goals to promote inclusive societies” and finally, “Effectively dealing with environment”. He opined that in order to manage all these areas, United Nations has to act as a custodian of global peace, law and order, security, human rights and development to make the world inclusive, participatory and transparent.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Aseem Chauhan, Hon’ble Chancellor, Amity University said that the best way to ignite the minds of students is to put forward role models and leaders who they can emulate and learn from. He shared that in the coming decade, the world will witness more transformational changes in every sector and India will contribute significantly in the global context. Dr. Chauhan called upon the students to take advantage of the opportunity and be apart of national development.
During the occasion, Mr. Apoorv Om, National Awardee and UNESCO Youth Volunteer as Peace Leader shared his experience at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
Mr. Derek Westfall, Political Deputy Minister Counselor, US Embassy and Mr. Amol Chauhan were also present during the inauguration ceremony of AIMUN 2018.
AMIMUN’18 will witness the simulation of 8conventional committees – SPECPOL (Special Political and Decolonisation Committee), IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency), UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation), UNICEF (UN International Children’s Emergency Fund), WTO (World Trade Organisation), UNSC (United Nations Security Council), WHSR (White House Situation Room) and NASA-SpaceX Bilateral Meet. These committees will keep in tow the traditional spirit of MUNs and will prove to be a ground for fruitful discourse and discussions.