Environmentalist at Model UN Conference held in the city tells Indian Government to declare a Climate Emergency
Hyderabad:St. Peter’s High School located at Bowenpally near Secunderabad today to organized a Model UN Conference at its premises at from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm. The 2nd Edition of the Model UN Conference was participated by over 200 students who acted as delegates representing 25 countries including USA, Russia, China, India, Pakistan and Turkey, shared Mr T. Alphonse Reddy, Correspondent of St. Peter’s High School in a press note issued post the event here in the city today
Prof. K. Purushotham Reddy, a well-known Academician and Environmentalist were the Chief Guest and T. Bala Reddy, Chairman of the St. Peter’s Group of Educational Institutions presided over the closing conference.
Ms Ch Tarini Arya donned the role of UN Secretary-General; Master Dheeraj Adithya, President UNO and M Preksha Mythri, Youth Envoy at UN General Assembly.
The Model UN Conference has three different sessions—Meeting of the General Assembly; UNESCO Meeting and Food and Agriculture Organisation(FAO).
Speaking at the closing of the four hours long Model UN Conference, Chief Guest and well-known environmentalist said Global Warming is Real. Climate Change is playing havoc with people and nations. And he urged Indian Government to declare a Climate Emergency immediately. It is the time for the Indian government to take corrective measures on a war footing basis to combat climate change.
Preksha Mythri, a UN Envoy at the Model UN Conference also demanded a Climate Emergency. Adding further she appealed to the citizens of the globe in general and heads of UN member states in specific to help UN sustain. It was disheartening for me to learn from news reports that the UN is exhausting peacekeeping cash reserves to such an extent that the organisation may not be able to pay its staff. Future belongs to us. We need PEACE. Let us support the UN in its efforts by funding it sufficiently, she informed.
The UK became the first country to declare a climate emergency. In fact, it was the first country in the world to do so. Following it, several local governments all over the world have done. Nearly 20 countries have already done so far.
Elaborating further, Purushotham Reddy said, declaring a Climate Emergency it helps to Government to bring out new laws for the effective implementation of them to protect Mother Earth. It will help mobilise resources and speed up protection to the ecology, people, species, and ecosystems.
Imagine if kids are our world leaders, say for a few hours, what do they say about present conflicts and how do they address them. Do they offer any radical solutions? Over 200 students of St Peter’s High School stepped into the shoes of delegates of countries such as USA, Russia, France, China, India, Germany, Pakisthan and others that are members of the United Nations (UN) and its officials and debated on current issues such as Preventing the exposure of child and adolescents to drug use, Protecting Women’s Rights in Conflict Areas with Special Emphasis in Middle East and North Africa and Food Security.
Long preparation of three months has gone in it. All the problems were identified by students. The school has 2100 students, out of which 1000 were groomed for the event. 200 were proved their mettle with better performance and earned their place in this Model UN Conference shared T Aruna Reddy, Director and Dr Suvarna, Principal of the school.
20 teachers acted as mentors for the program stated the two school leaders. These mentors include Radhika, Sridevi, Loreita, Rohini, Insiya, Priya, Kalaharika, Shirisha, Vijay Paul Reddy, Niveditha, Shruthi, Geetha, Annie and Laxmi.
The UNI is approaching its 70th Anniversary next year. The Model UN Conference discussed besides the daunting global issues and challenges, it also discussed challenges of its existence such as Outdated structure, Unwidely Organisation, Increasing Demands, Unreliable Funding and Political horse-trading and others.
Under this background the second edition of Model UN Conference was organised by St. Peter’s High School at its premises to mould students to be a true global citizen informed Mr T. Alphonse Reddy, Correspondent of St. Peter’s High School.
The Model United Nations @ SPHS is an authentic simulation of the UN General Assembly which introduces students to the world of Diplomacy, International Relations, Negotiation and Decision Making. Every student gave a speech detailing their country’s position on the topic and offered possible solutions. The students step in the shoe of Ambassadors, played their role They debated on current issues on
Organisation’s vast agenda. They prepared Draft Resolutions, Plot Strategy, Negotiated with supporters and adversaries. Resolve Conflicts and Navigate the UN’s rules of procedures–all in the interest of resolving problems that affect the world stated Mr A.phonse Reddy.
The Model United Nations(MUN) at St. Peter’s High School is an innovative educational program that engages middles school and high school students in an exploration of current world issues through interactive simulations and curricular materials, shared Mentors Sridevi, Radhika, Loreita.
The MUN is an extra-curricular activity in which students typically role-play delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees says another mentor Vijay Paul Reddy.
Since our children are living in a Global Villages, Globe will be their workplace. The distances between nations have shrunk and the boundaries are vanishing. It is more of a peaceful co-existence. So today’s students need to be groomed and orient towards global working requirements. Hence, St. Peter’s High School, has made a very conscious decision to integrate international learning into academics, added T. Alphonse Reddy.
At the end of the conference, outstanding delegates in each committee were recognized. The Best Delegate in each committee was especially appreciated
Thousands of middle school, high school, and college students across the country and around the world participate in Model United Nations, which involves substantial researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, as well as critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities.
Nearly ten Model Assemblies are organised each year by various schools. Nearly 2000 students take part and benefit from these shared Ms Shruti, a mentor
Participating in Model United Nations Conference helps one to open doors to explore new places. It teaches young students how to engage the audience. It helps to be a better leader in school and life. It takes more than good grades and strong test scores to get into competitive colleges like IIMs, IITs, ISB, Harvard, Stanford, Yale. Students today have to stand out by excelling in their extracurricular activities. Participation in Model UN Conference is a fun way to study history, politics, and general knowledge. It helps to gain confidence. Helps to brush Public Speaking Skills, Oratory, Debate, Discussion, Mock Trials and many such positive leadership qualities informed student participants Tarini Arya, M. Preksha Mythri and Dheeraj Adithyan.