The conference attracts some of the best young debating talents, who don the role of United Nations delegates and discuss global issues of great relevance. Balaji Institute of Modern Management at Wakad, Pune The aim is to create international awareness among the youth and expose them to the procedures and working of the United Nations to resolve pertinent global issues. We also aim to educate participants about civics, effective communication, globalization and multilateral diplomacy in a bid to create world leaders. The conference shall witness the simulation of 7 councils.
Indian International Model United Nations August 16, Good Evening, member delegates, ladies and gentlemen and distinguished guests.
It is indeed an honor and a pleasure to speak to you today as members of a group that hold the future of the world in your hands, in the halls of a building that has since its completion in stood as a symbol of peace, the potential for the peoples of the world to live as a family of nations rather than as a set of groups at war, committed to the four great purposes set forth in the UN Charter maintaining international peace and security; developing friendly relations among nations; promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights, and being a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations.
As a former participant in Model United Nation Assembly competitions, I still Procedure indian international model united nations the awe I felt as I took my seat in an assembly representing at various times France, Nicaragua, and the United States.
While I was completely aware of the fact that I was debating actions that would have no real consequences on the state of peace in the world as it was then, or on trade and economic treaties, or on the need to work together to eradicate disease and fight hunger and poverty, I still felt the weight of accountability on my shoulders.
I felt the innate desire to do my best, to represent the country for which I was a delegate, keeping in mind not just nationalistic pride but also the responsibility of being a delegate to an august body that has always been a symbol of hope, an emblem — if you will — that mankind can, and must, work together, resolve differences across a table, and live as brothers and sisters committed to a better tomorrow for all.
I believed, with all my heart at that time decades ago as an undergraduate that I could make a difference and standing here today in front of you — I still do. I am inspired by the sea of faces in front of me — youth representing the promise of a better tomorrow with each taking their rightful place as members of a family of nations, adding your voices as beacons of hope, debating key issues in constructive and meaningful ways.
Difference is an accident of birth and it should therefore never be the source of hatred or conflict. The answer to difference is to respect it. Therein lies a most fundamental principle of peace: Headlines across all media every day report on increases in unemployment, a range of natural and man-made disasters, superbugs and challenges Procedure indian international model united nations health-care, violence and increasing hostility between communities, decreases in social norms, and increasing conflict world-wide.
The global economy appears to be getting worse rather than better with each passing year and this might well be the first time that an entire generation is worse off than the one that preceded it.
We live in a dynamic and interconnected world, one driven by globalization and the consequent integration and mobility not only of goods and services, but also of information, capital and people. When we buy goods and services or seek assistance on the phone or on the web we are no longer sure if the person with whom we are communicating is in the same town, or thousands of miles away in another country.
News and information is available in the blink of an eyelid moving faster than it can be checked, spreading across the globe as never before, ensuring that events can no longer be hidden from the public eye but also enabling the rapid diffusion of rumors, innuendo, and false reports.
As the world becomes smaller, diverse peoples are pushed closer together, sometimes making them reluctant neighbors and often fueling resentment, envy, anger and mutual distrust.
Divides — social, cultural, religious and political — have been amplified as the ever present competition for resources is extended to that of control of ideas and modes of communication.
To address these aspects there is a critical need for the development of leadership — young men and women, like you, who can think beyond boundaries of place, identity and norms, who have empathy, trust and mutual respect for diverse cultures and civilizations, who seek to contribute to a sustainable and more humane world, and do not live in a vacuum but seize important questions, confront them, and develop solutions.
Those of us with grey hair often think of youth as representing the future, but in reality you are active in influencing the present, through your thoughts, debates and actions, and we gain significantly from what you are already doing. You show tremendous commitment to a sense of public ethos and engagement with the community for the common good, you develop new ideas, better ways of enhancing life in your own community and across the world.
You build powerful, influential and culturally inclusive networks — you are already building a better world. The UNDP has called for the empowerment of youth as a means to a sustainable future.
But perhaps the most powerful reason of all is that you, our youth, are a force for positive change not just in nation building but in determining the equality of all peoples and in ensuring the humaneness of mankind.
From the streets of the Arab Spring initiated by the act of self-immolation by year-old Mohamed Bouazizi, and the marches by youth for democracy in Hong Kong, to the courageous words of Malala Yousafzai, young people are increasingly acting as the agents of positive change in society across the globe.
You are the force that is demanding that institutions once taken for granted as being the norm and all-powerful be more responsive in expeditiously addressing issues of equality, justice and opportunity, more focused on ensuring access to education and health services, more engaged with all segments of society and more responsive to the need for reform.
By your presence here today you are affirming your commitment to lead, to be an active force for positive transformational change and to truly be engaged, not just in word, but deed, heart and soul, in policy dialogues, political action and in decision making processes.
Decades after the signing of the UN Charter in the peoples of the world still face daunting challenges associated with the attainment of economic and social progress, assurance of fundamental freedoms and human rights, and the security of global peace. We have cured diseases, travelled to the moon and to the depths of the oceans, developed technology that enables us to design materials at the atomistic scale and to understand the genome and yet these basic principles still prove elusive.
We look to you to resolve these issues making the world a better place, one where diverse peoples live in harmony. I believe that education provides a path to success, a way to combat ignorance and apathy, and a means to empower our youth to engage in issues larger than themselves and to solve problems that we the older generation have not only not been able to solve but have rather complicated them even further.
I am fortunate to have the opportunity to serve as the President of the University of Texas at Arlington, one of the largest educational institutions in the nation with over 58, students and a growing international reputation.
The development of new knowledge, the creation of intellectual property, the presentation and exhibition of new creative activity — these and more have distinguished our institution. This happens in our classrooms and laboratories, in offices and in study lounges, and on the courts and fields of play — and the impact is felt not just in Arlington but in communities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and across the globe.
The opportunity of a transformational experience, the ability to develop talent, and the determination to leave footprints on the sands of time — these are ever-present at this University of Excellence. We are a university that knows no bounds and we are driven by the determination and talent of our students, young men and women just like you, to bridge excellence and access, opening vistas of unlimited opportunity and boundless potential.
It is with this as a background that I look to you, not as delegates to the Indian International Model UN but as the leaders of tomorrow to make a choice — to work together affirming a collective responsibility to build a better tomorrow rather than standing by the wayside and allowing intolerance, bigotry and hatred to overcome the world.
Hope over fear, passion over lethargy, and courage over cowardice — this is what I see as I look at your faces. Fear, barriers and obstacles — we face them every day. Success is not measured by how many we face, or even how many are overcome, but by how we face the situation and what we do during, and after that moment.After the success of ENU International MUN organized from 31 May to 2 June , ENU MUN CLUB decides to organize the second session of ENU International MUN in to further promote its spirit of the accurate simulation of high-quality negotiation with the real United Nations rules of procedure.
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