I take this opportunity to welcome you to the third edition of our Model United Nations Conference, which has been scheduled for the 21st and 22nd of August ‘21.
With the outbreak of the global pandemic, the last year has been difficult. It is also a year in which we are thinking ahead and engaging in a constructive debate about the future, how to build a collective security system, to meet our threats, to deal with Covid 19, to defeat poverty and improve respect for human dignity in every land.
By coming together and assuming the position of different member states ,by walking in their shoes, you will be exposed to different points of view and gain new insights about the urgent issues of our times.
Your participation will prove that there is a vocal and dedicated group of children engaging these issues, and I am confident that this conference will be an enriching experience for all our delegates.
Ms Kamava Bopana
I, Babhravee Goswami, consider it to be my absolute honour to serve as the Secretary General of DPS Whitefield Model United Nations’ 3rd formal edition. I’d like to extend my gratitude to the school for giving me this wonderful opportunity to host an event of such paramount importance and to the various Secretariat members who have continuously supported DPS Whitefield’s endeavours in organising MUNs.
Having once been an enthusiastic MUNner myself, engaging in public speaking activities such as MUNs and debates has proven to have helped me grow diversely. From developing my analytical skills to teaching me social skills, the outcome has always been a diversified set of aptitudes. The act of oration keeps evolving, remains contextual and brings out multiple competencies of an individual. To have the ability to speak is a privilege in itself that demands the ability to view, compile and apply multiple perspectives which can further form multiple views of reality. It’s a learning curve that consists of rationale, knowledge, patience and acceptance as its basic arcs to render growth. It is inclusive of a process that requires individuals’ initiative to learn; where one may prioritise what they wish to learn and attend to their goals. Speech serves as an important reminder to many that no matter how empty the words may seem, there always exists a motive behind that eloquence that is prioritised by a speaker. Speech, hence when accompanied with action, brings the ripples of change.
Learning from this competition, loving your opponents and embracing each other’s weaknesses and strengths brings forth new opportunities to explore different learning patterns, increase versatility and adaptability. Therefore, DWMUN wishes to provide an opportunity for the youth to understand the importance of their words and actions. We look forward to seeing the many creative minds and the beautiful friendships that foster over a few mere hours. Welcome dear delegates and observers to DWMUN 2021!
SOCHUM – Addressing the situation of migrant workers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
In the wake of the COVID – 19 pandemic, the lives of millions of migrants across the globe have come to a startling halt. Migrant workers are among the most vulnerable groups. Reports document rising levels of discrimination and xenophobia against migrants and in some cases food insecurity, layoffs, worsening working conditions including reduction or non-payment of wages, cramped or inadequate living conditions, and increased restrictions on movements or forced returns (where they may be stigmatized as carriers of the virus). Addressing these issues is of utmost necessity and the implementation of flexible frameworks that incorporate feasible solutions to tackle this problem is a need. With an opportunity to take initiatives in improving the condition of migrant workers globally, DWMUN’21 presents the Social,Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs Committee.
CCPCJ – Reviewing existing frameworks against trafficking in persons
Human trafficking is generally understood to refer to the process through which individuals are placed or maintained in an exploitative situation for economic gain. Trafficking can occur within a country or may involve movement across borders. Women, men, and children are trafficked for a range of purposes, including forced and exploitative labour in factories, farms, and private households, sexual exploitation, and forced marriage. While it is difficult to secure reliable information about patterns and numbers, our understanding of why trafficking happens has improved. Inequalities within and between countries, increasingly restrictive immigration policies, and growing demand for cheap, disempowered labour are just some of the underlying causes that have been identified. The many factors that increase individual vulnerability to trafficking include poverty, violence, and discrimination. The safety of exploited individuals isn’t an obligation. It is a right that needs to be fulfilled. Reviewing our existing frameworks to implement more efficient and effective frameworks is the first step to ensure human trafficking is stopped in its tracks. With this, DWMUN’21 presents to you our second committee, the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ).
UNSC – Resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is the longest-running in post-Soviet Eurasia. In 1988, ethnic Armenians living in Nagorno-Karabakh demanded the transfer of what was then the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast (NKAO) from Soviet Azerbaijan to Armenia. As the Soviet Union collapsed, tensions grew into an outright war. When fighting ceased in 1994, Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent districts were wholly or partially controlled by Armenian forces. The latest conflict between the two countries began on 27 September 2020, marking it as one of the worst escalations of fighting since the war’s end and has ever since heightened fears of instability in the South Caucasus, a region that provides crucial transit routes for gas and oil to the world markets. With the rising turbulence, what will be the decision of the United Nations Security Council to tackle this conflict? With this, DWMUN’21 presents to you our third committee, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
Freeze Date: October 2020
Lok Sabha – Formulating a plan to integrate the concept of “One Nation, One Election” in India & discussing the feasibility of delimitation with respect to the 84th Amendment
The concept “One Nation, One Election” emphasizes the need for a single voters list for all polls throughout the nation. Implementation of this requires the state election commission and the election commission of India to come up with a single voters list not only for the panchayat elections but also for the Lok Sabha elections. It also includes structuring the Indian election cycle in such a way that the elections to the Lok Sabha and the State Assemblies are synchronized together so that the election to both the bodies can be held within a given period.
Delimitation is the act of redrawing boundaries of Lok Sabha and state Assembly seats to represent population changes. In this process, the number of seats allocated to different states in Lok Sabha and the total number of seats in a Legislative Assembly may also change. The 84th Amendment to the Constitution in 2002 had put a freeze on the delimitation of Lok Sabha and State Assembly constituencies till the first Census after 2026. The main objective of delimitation is to provide equal representation to equal segments of a population. It also aims at a fair division of geographical areas so that one political party doesn’t have an advantage over others in an election. With this, DWMUN’21 presents to you our fourth committee, the Lok Sabha.
CCC – Ending the reign of Nero Germanicus
Sanjith Harsha Kumar
Sumukh B Ram
USG – Delegate Affairs
Ria Susan Biju
USG – Delegate Affairs
USG – Logistics
USG – Media & Communications