Model United Nations (also Model UN or MUN) is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and the United Nations agenda. Stress is given to the careful examination and resolution of pressing issues, emphasizing process over product. During the conference, students learn the importance of balancing national interests with the needs of the international community, while also learning about the powers and limitations of international negotiations. Delegates will preserve their countries’ national policy while negotiating in the face of other, sometimes conflicting, international policies.The participants role-play as diplomats representing a nation or an NGO in a simulated session of an organ (committee) of the United Nations, such as the Security Council or the General Assembly. Participants research on a country, take on roles as diplomats, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, discuss, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems.
At Salt Lake School, we are organizing an MUN with the intention of introducing as any many students as we can to the concept of Model United Nations, in recognition of the fact that now more than ever there is the crucial need to teach young minds the importance of peace, harmony and cooperation and to show them the avenues through which these may be achieved.
14 JUL 2017 – 16 JUL 2017
SALT LAKE SCHOOL, C.A.-221, SECTOR-I,, SALT LAKE CITY, KOLKATA, INDIA
UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY (FIRST COMMITTEE) DISARMAMENT AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
This committee deals with global challenges and threats to peace that affect the international community and seeks out solutions to the challenges in the international security regime.
It considers all disarmament and international security matters within the scope of the Charter or relating to the powers and functions of any other organ of the United Nations; the general principles of cooperation in the maintenance of international peace and security, as well as principles governing disarmament and the regulation of armaments; promotion of cooperative arrangements and measures aimed at strengthening stability through lower levels of armaments.
Salt Lake School Model United Nations guarantees you an exciting and learning experience in this committee. It also guarantees high quality of debate and diplomacy. Come forward and take in this enriching experience, Salt Lake School Model United Nations presents- The United Nations General Assembly (First Committee) Disarmament and International Security.
The Arms Trade Treaty
Eradication of the use of weaponry and other methods of armed conflict prohibited by International Law
UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL
This committee was established just after the United Nations was formed after witnessing the Second World War and the lessons it taught to the international community. This is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, charged with the maintenance of international peace and security as well as accepting new members to the United Nations and approving any changes to its United Nations Charter. Its
powers include the establishment of peacekeeping operations, the establishment of international sanctions, and the authorization of military action through resolutions; it is the only United Nations body with the authority to issue binding resolutions to member states.
This fast paced committee depends upon high skills of debating and diplomacy. What will you do ,when the security of the whole world is in your hands? What will you do, when the entire world is in turmoil and you have the responsibility of preventing it? Salt Lake School Model United Nations 2017 presents The United Nations Security Council.
AGENDA: Emergency session on the developments of Middle East with special emphasis on the presence of Violent Non State Actors
UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity” -Nelson Mandela
The world already has seen in the past effects of the devastating world wars, and it is still terrorised by violent groups of people, who do not believe in anything but violence. Who do not know how to live together and uphold basic virtues of life.
In a world infested with anger, hatred and violence, The United Nations sees some hope. Hope of creating a better world. Hope of upholding the virtues of peace and tolerance. Hope of upholding the rights of each and every individual in this planet.
Debate and deliberation will guarantee the basic human rights of people. At Salt Lake School Model United Nations, experience in this committee the most pressing issues in the world and guarantee the rights of the people and also
negotiate with other countries in order to sustain humanity, because as stated long ago, this world is of the people, by the people and for the people. Salt Lake School Model United Nations 2017 presents The United Nations Human Rights Council.
Protection of humanitarian aid workers and volunteers
Discussion on death penalty in reference to Right to Life
“ The media is the most powerful entity in the world. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent and that’s power, because they control the minds of the masses.” ~ Malcolm X.
As a part of the International Press Corps at this year’s SLSMUN 2017, you will get to experience the conference’s ever-changing political climate through the lens of an onlooker. The International Press acts as unbiased journalists; they do not represent the interests and policies of a country but are representatives of public opinion on a global podium. Their job is to report and investigate on the proceedings in committees through a plethora of articles, conducting press conferences, opinion polls and interviews, and publishing press releases and editorials. The International Press bridges the gap between the United Nations and the rest of the world and as members of the Press, you will be responsible for maintaing that link.
In this committee, you will discover the power and sway of words, the necessity of balanced reporting in conveying the pulse of the entire conference, and most importantly, the absolute need to challenge decisions and actions taken by delegates of all nations across committees.
DAWN OF DONS 1931 POST CASTELLAMMARESE WAR
The Castellammarese War was a bloody power struggle for control of the Italian-American Mafia between partisans of Joe “The Boss” Masseria and those of Salvatore Maranzano. It was so called because Maranzano was based in Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily. Maranzano’s faction won, and he declared himself capo di tutti capi (“boss of all bosses”), the undisputed leader of the entire Mafia. However, he was soon murdered in turn by a faction of young upstarts led by Lucky Luciano, who established a power-sharing arrangement called “The Commission”, a group of five Mafia families of equal stature, to avoid such wars in the future.
From the above description, the intensity of a mafia war can be deduced even today. To get into the act, Salt Lake School Model United Nations 2017 presents its most awaited flagship committee. The Dawn of Dons: 1931 Post Castellammarese War.
AGENDA: Post Castellammarese War Negotiation 1931
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