A MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Our world faces an unprecedented crisis that is causing widespread human suffering, upending lives, devastating the global economy and risking reversals of hard-won progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
In these trying times, I welcome the holding of your Model UN activity. Your unwavering commitment to international cooperation is essential for tackling the COVID-19 pandemic – the biggest test our world has faced since the Second World War.
We can only defeat the coronavirus if we do so globally. We must recognize that the poorest countries and most vulnerable will be the hardest hit, and that decades of development gains could be reversed. Countries already suffering armed conflict now face further upheaval. And the pandemic is having a disproportionate impact on the world’s women.
The United Nations is undertaking a wide-ranging response – calling for a global ceasefire and working to control the pandemic, save lives, mitigate the socio-economic impacts, fight stigma and recover better.
We are strongly committed to providing full support to all, guided by our shared values. The world needs your energy, and I draw great hope from seeing your generation mobilize to address the challenges of our time and to build a healthier, more equitable and sustainable future for all.
In that spirit of common cause, I wish you a successful Model UN.
A MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARIAT - SXMUN'2020
The UN is marking its 75th anniversary at a time of great disruption for the world, computed by an unprecedented global health crisis with severe economic and social impacts. Although the world faces a serious threat and is pulling out all the stops to withstand the animosity of this novel virus, with the robust and coalesced efforts of us all, we can emerge out even stronger and valorous.
The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow and keeping this in our minds, we present to you our first ever online MUN with the theme U N75 - 'Cradle the World' Our Model UN Conferences aim to dispense a platform for our emerging assets to prosper and germinate into efficacious personalities who can ergo contribute effectively to forge this world into an aesthetic place. SXMUN is a platform that assists the delegates to strengthen acquaintances, envisage dreams, learn diplomacy and negotiating skills, elevate confidence in public meetings and facilitates one to ignite thoughts.
With this fourth edition of SXMUN, we cordially invite those scintillating souls coupled with ingenious minds to cogitate and debate over the contemporary issues and come up with customised panaceas and attempt to bring about an unconventional change.
Our Principal, teachers and the secretariat strive towards leaving no stone unturned so that our delegates get the finest of experience combined with opportunities to burgeon knowledge, develop copious competencies and explore more. On behalf of our faculty and in the spirit of the amalgamated efforts of every stakeholder in this event, we wish a fruitful MUN.
SXMUN 2020 COMMITTEES AND AGENDAS
Established in 1945 under the Charter of United Nations, the General Assembly occupies a central position as the chief deliberative, policy making and representative organ of the United Nations. Comprised of all 193 Members of the United Nations, it provides a unique forum for multilateral discussion of the full spectrum of international issues covered by the Charter. It also plays a significant role in the process of standard-setting and the codification of international law.
The World Health Organisation is the directing and coordinating authority on international health within the United Nations system. The objective of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health, as defined in the WHO Constitution, is a state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Working with 194 Member States, across six regions, and from more than 150 offices WHO staff are united in a shared commitment to achieve a better health for everyone, everywhere.
The Economic and Social Council is at the heart of the United Nations system to advance the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental. It is the central platform for fostering debate and innovative thinking, forging consensus on ways forward, and coordinating efforts to achieve internationally agreed goals. It is also responsible for the follow up to major UN conferences and summits. The UN established ECOSOC in 1945 as one of the six main organs of the United Nations.
The Human Rights council is an inter – governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and make recommendations on them. It has the ability to discuss all thematic human rights issues and situations that require its attention throughout the year. It meets at the UN office at Geneva. The Council is made up of 47 United Nations member states which are elected by the UN General Assembly. The Human Rights Council replaced the former United Nations Commission Human Rights.
All India political Parties Meets are normally called before session of parliament and introduction of bill to reach at consensus on decisions of national importance before session. It was initially formed to have unrestricted debate, deliberation and discussion which may not be allowed in parliament due to time restrictions but now it provides better understanding of national issues. Credit : un.org
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BACKGROUND GUIDES FROM INTERNATIONAL MODEL UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION, NEW YORK