DPS Whitefield is back with its 4th edition of DWMUN scheduled to be held from the 1st to the 3rd August 2022. I extend a warm welcome to all schools and delegates who will be participating in our Model United Nations Conference.
The COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted the world in so many ways and these changes are manifesting in geo-political and socio-economic arenas. Several daunting issues, such as climate change, poverty, healthcare, gender inequality, food insecurity, refugee rights, mental health, cyber security and debt crisis continue to haunt us. All nations must rise to these challenges and engage in constructive debates to find suitable and feasible solutions that will lead mankind towards peace and prosperity.
A Model United Nations Conference provides the right platform for student delegates to voice their concerns, share their ideas and come together to engage in meaningful dialogues that could bring a fresh approach to global issues. I hereby wish you all an exhilarating experience of being part of DWMUN‘22
Mrs. Lovely Dutta Prusty
It brings me immense pleasure to welcome you to the 4th Edition of the DPS Whitefield Model United Nations, which, for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, will be held in person from the 1st to the 3rd of August 2022. As the world creates order from chaos, world leaders are leading their citizens to peace, harmony and safety, and it is time the leaders of tomorrow also become part of this fabric.
The entire world’s abrupt halt led most students to resort to online modes of education and competition, which could never replace face-to-face interaction even though it was enlightening in many ways. With the entire world coming together once again, fighting together, we invite the students, the leaders of tomorrow, to step out of their shells and enter a realm of discussion, debate and deliberation to act upon relevant socio-political issues of the day and find cooperative solutions to it. Since its inception in 2019, the conference has striven to deliver a robust and comprehensive simulation of the United Nations and its multilateral institutions.
The OC and Secretariat has been working tirelessly to ensure that all delegates will be given the opportunity to develop broader perspectives, voice their opinions on contentious issues, and cooperate with others to produce impactful resolutions.
We expect that the topics covered in the committees will be challenging and that after 3 days full of diplomacy, debate, and delight, delegates will leave with a higher potential to become future leaders of our society.
We understand that change is not privy only to those who can have it but is the birthright of everyone who can dream it. Ultimately, we will always strive to create an atmosphere receptive to learning, debating, cooperating, and most importantly, to strive to be better humans, better leaders and for a better tomorrow.
On behalf of the DWMUN Secretariat, I welcome you to witness something beyond the realm of mundane life, a portal to ideate, employ and sustain change to deliver peace, harmony and hope to the future.
Please check our website for continuous updates and resources for the 4th DWMUN.
With no further delay, on behalf of the Secretariat, I welcome you to DWMUN 2022.
DISEC – Addressing the issue of illegal arms trade worldwide with a special emphasis on the lack of regulation on procuring weapons
The purpose of DISEC (Disarmament and International Security Committee) in the General Assembly is to establish “general principles of cooperation in the maintenance of international peace and security, including the principles governing disarmament and the regulation of armaments”, and also to give “recommendations with regard to such principles to the Members or to the Security Council.” Although DISEC cannot directly advise the Security Council’s decision-making process, the UN Charter explains that DISEC can suggest specific topics for Security Council consideration. The agenda has been chosen after taking recent events into account. With the various illicit arms being traded worldwide, there is no regulation or guidelines to curb this trade. At the same time, there are no global guidelines to set regulations for the procurement of these armaments legally, and even if there are, the procedures have lapses.
UNHRC – Regulating the extent of the rights extended to media with special emphasis on media control and political revolution
The UNHRC (United Nations Human Rights Council) is a committee that addresses, promotes and protects human rights on an international scale. The very essence of humanity is its own selfish preservation. Human rights are given to us by the society, and the society in the modern day, is synonymous to the administration it is under. Thus, there is a need for a body regulating this administration of human rights. The UNHRC is the largest internationally recognized body regulating human rights, and we will do just that. Regulate human rights. The agenda of the UNHRC has been chosen after deliberation regarding various potential ones. Freedom of speech and media is essential to an increasingly liberal and democratic world, but has been choked by administrative restraints. It is important to find solutions to the same. As the will of the people and the government is increasingly opposing each other, common ground must be found.
Lok Sabha – Discussion upon the status quo of democracy and secularism in India in light of religious extremism and communalism / Examining the sedition law in India
The Lok Sabha, or House of the People, is the lower house of India’s bicameral Parliament. Members of the Lok Sabha are elected by an adult universal suffrage, holding their seats for five years or until the body is dissolved by the President on the advice of the council of ministers. The house meets in the Lok Sabha Chambers of the Sansad Bhavan, New Delhi. It serves as the central legislative body of the Indian polity and has seen a combination of both, vociferous and reticent speakers while retaining its position of being the primary platform for debate and discussion on issues of national importance. With an increase in clashes and incidents of religious extremism and communal tensions across the country leading to violence and destruction of property in large numbers, this agenda has been chosen as there is a need to address the existing legislation and policy actions with the larger aim of maintaining and protecting the fundamental principles of democracy and secularism.
ECOSOC – The Black Market in Organ Trafficking
The Economic and Social Council was established in 1945 by the United Nations Charter as one of its six fundamental bodies. As the name suggests, it aims to advance the three facets of sustainability – economic, social and environmental. Interestingly enough, the ECOSOC has a number of subsidiary bodies with different mandates that function on their own, some being the UNCSW (United Nations Commission on the Status of Women)and the CCPCJ (Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice). As much unethical and unjust the organ trafficking industry is, sophisticated black markets for the same exist around the world in most countries due to the same reason normal black markets do – shortage and scarcity; in this case, that of organ donors. This agenda aims to address and discuss this situation.
UNSC – Addressing the ongoing situation in Afghanistan.
The Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. It has 15 Members, and each Member has one vote. Under the Charter of the United Nations, all Member States are obligated to comply with Council decisions.
The Security Council takes the lead in determining the existence of a threat to the peace or act of aggression. It calls upon the parties to a dispute to settle it by peaceful means and recommends methods of adjustment or terms of the settlement. In some cases, the Security Council can resort to imposing sanctions or even authorize the use of force to maintain or restore international peace and security.
The agenda of the UNSC has been chosen after assessing many other topics. Afghanistan, which has endured repeated humanitarian crises, faces its darkest time. The ongoing situation in Afghanistan is putting basic human rights at risk and making the citizens of the country more vulnerable than ever. More than 24 million people in Afghanistan are in need of vital humanitarian relief. Beyond the pandemic, drought and dire economy, they confront a resurgent Taliban movement that now controls or contests more of the country’s territory than at any time since 2001. This situation requires an immediate solution so that the citizens of the country can escape from this nightmare.
Freeze Date: 16th August, 2021
It is to be noted that countries in this committee will be represented by a double delegation only.
IPC – The Role of UN in Conflict Torn Regions of the World
The International Press Corps is a committee unlike any other MUN committee. It is a committee responsible for holding world leaders accountable for their promises to the world community. The media serves to keep the masses informed about the happenings around the world while also being able to influence the opinions they hold on matters. The delegates of this committee not only provide their insights into the agendas under discussion but also observe and report the proceedings of the committee assigned to them. If you are sharp-witted, articulate and are good at thinking on your feet, this is the committee for you! Have the various different organisations of the UN done enough in humanitarian, political and ethnic conflict torn regions of the world? The IPC shall discuss if the so-called “leading countries” of the UN have been able to uphold the integrity of the UN charter in its first session.
Kruthika Senthil Kumar
Head of Press
Head of Delegation & Logistics Coordinator
Head of OC
Head of OC & Design
Head of Design & Marketing
Head of Delegation Affairs & Tech Team
Rules and Guidelines:
Points of Contact
(Ms. Lovely Dutta Prusty)