The General Assembly allocates to the Third Committee, agenda items relating to a range of social, humanitarian affairs and human rights issues that affect people all over the world.

The Committee will focus on the examination of human rights questions, including reports of the special procedures of the Human Rights Council which was established in 2006. It will also discusses questions relating to the advancement of women, the protection of children, indigenous issues, the treatment of refugees, the promotion of fundamental freedoms through the elimination of racism and racial discrimination, and the right to self- determination. The Committee also addresses important social development questions such as issues related to youth, family, ageing, persons with disabilities, crime prevention, criminal justice, and international drug control.

Ravish Rana
Ravish currently works as the Director of Operations and Outreach and Advisor to the Youth Political Affairs Team at The Dais. He holds an M.Tech Degree in Biotechnology from Jaypee Institute of Information Technology and is currently a student of Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights from Indian Society of International Law at Delhi. He finished his schooling from Air Force Bal Bharati School where he held the position of Head Boy in class 12th and was actively involved in various co-curricular activities. He has been the founding member of Jaypee Model UN & Jaypee Youth Parliament. He is known for his detailed knowledge on issues of great intellect whether pertaining to international or domestic socio-political domain. With sizeable strength of various kind of debating experiences, many won, many judged; debating is now an integral part of his life in a whole.

Agenda - Elimination Of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia And Related Intolerance

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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 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 Historical Security Council hardly needs any further explanations, since the Security Council mandate has been clearly defined as having the "primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security".

Hisham Rizvi
Hisham has been an active participant of MUNs for over 5 years now and he thoroughly enjoys doing them. He is currently pursuing his post-graduation in Public Administration. He takes a keen interest in global affairs and matters of international importance and believes MUNs give you a platform to understand issues and situations which would otherwise be irrelevant to you. He likes reading, playing badminton and interacting with people.
"My experience with MCGS MUN has always been very satisfying. So much so it feels like a home to me now, and I hope I can contribute positively to the success of this conference."

Agenda - Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 (committee dated October 25, 1962)

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This year, to celebrate the UN Year of Pulses, the FAO is being convened to discuss some of the most pressing issues plaguing lives. Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO's efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.

The three main goals of FAO are: the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all; and, the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations.

Parth Gauri
Parth is a final year student pursuing Economics (Honours) from Delhi University.He started participating in model UN conferences as early as 2010, and has been a part of more than 20 conferences by now; his favourite committee being the Human Rights Council. Apart from MUNs, he is also an avid reader. As for his hobbies; he likes discovering new music and learning photography is one of his passions. Lastly, he is a dramatics enthusiast, and has been a part of various National School of Drama (NSD) workshops.

Agenda - Attainment Of Sustainable Development Goals With Special Emphasis On Global Food Security And Productivity Of Agriculture And Allied Sectors

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The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. In more than six decades, the agency has helped millions of people restart their lives.

Drushti Joshi
Drushti is currently pursuing Journalism and Mass Communication from Lady's Shree Ram College. She has attended several MUNs, as a delegate, a member of the Organising Committee as well as a member of the Executive Board. She takes keen interest in global issues, especially those pertaining to human rights. A feminist, passionate about women's rights and issues, she's outspoken and opinionated. She also hopes to invoke a little change some day in the society.


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This Committee will be simulating a meet of the most prestigious Intelligence Agencies of various nations. The delegates will be allotted portfolios akin to liaisons that serve as co-coordinators of various national agencies. The liaisons will be able to cater to special warfare and military interests as well as represent the parent civilian intelligence agency. Furthermore, as liaisons will be able to take executive actions allowing for the creation and maintenance of a backroom debate. This debate is subject to its own tailored marking criteria and adds overall to the value systems of debate

Shayer Majumdar
Shayer Majumdar completed his Masters in English Literature from Hindu College, Delhi University. He is an avid follower of international relations and world policy. HIs interests lie in debating and reading and he believes in creativity and the power of the human spirit. Winner of many accolades in various fields, Shayer is always interested in learning and evolving.

Agenda - Evaluating And Responding To Violent Non-State Actors: Enhancing Cooperation And Responses Worldwide.

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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). It was established in June 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations and began work in April 1946. The seat of the Court is at the Peace Palace in The Hague (Netherlands). The Court's role is to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies.

The Court is composed of 15 judges, who are elected for terms of office of nine years by the United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council. It is assisted by a Registry, its administrative organ. Its official languages are English and French.

Ashwin Shanbhag
Ashwin Shanbhag is a Final year law student from CMR Law School, Bangalore. Apart from pursuing law Ashwin is also pursuing Company Secretary from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, to specialise in Commercial law and taxation. His Other interest in the legal field includes Constitutional law and Public International Law. As far as extra cirucullar activities are concerned Ashwin was adjudged winner of the All India National Moot court petition, 2015, where he was adjudged Runners up along with his team in his very first year at the All India National Moot Court competition, 2011. In 2015 he was also adjudged runners up at the School of law Christ University National Moot Court Competition and has broken at other national moot courts as well. His most recent mooting experience includes representing his law school at the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot court competition (National Rounds), 2014. 

However, participating in Model UN seems to be his favourite activity of all time. He chaired at the Oxford International MUN 2012 and London International MUN, 2012, co chaired at the Harvard MUN, India 2011 and was the sole Indian Chair at the Ivy League Model UN , 2013 conducted in Delhi by University of Pennsylvania, where he served as Under Secretary General in Delhi this October. Apart from Chairing at various other National MUNs, he has won several other Delegate awards and attended several other International MUNs such as Harvard World MUN as part of the Indian Delegation.

Agenda - Maritime Dispute in South China Sea

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This Committee came into being on 29th April, 1997, as a consequence of identical Resolutions adopted by both the Houses of Parliament on the occasion of International Womens' Day on 8th March, 1996. The Committee consists of 30 members, 20 nominated by the Speaker from amongst the members of Lok Sabha and 10 nominated by the Chairman, Rajya Sabha from amongst the members of the Rajya Sabha. The Committee have been primarily mandated with the task of reviewing and monitoring the measures taken by the Union Government in the direction of securing for women equality, status and dignity in all matters. The Committee would also suggest necessary correctives for improving the status/condition of women in respect of matters within the purview of the Union Government. Besides, another important function of the Committee is to examine the measures taken by the Union Government for comprehensive education and adequate representation of women in Legislative bodies/services and other fields.

Animesh Mohan
An alumnus of Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Animesh Mohan began participating in Model UN Conferences in the second year of his college. He was instrumental in drafting the Rules of Procedures for the first ever college-level Youth Parliament in India, Jaypee Youth Parliament- this has been co-opted by several reputed institutions and has now become the standard procedure for Youth Parliaments in the country. He has participated in conferences all over the country and has a deep interest in Indian committees and politics.

Agenda - Review Of The Provisions Of The Women Reservation Bill With Focus On Implementation In Legislation And Executive.

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The World Bank promotes long-term economic development and poverty reduction by providing technical and financial support to help countries reform particular sectors or implement specific projects—such as, building schools and health centers, providing water and electricity, fighting disease, and protecting the environment.

The Boards of Governors consist of one Governor and one Alternate Governor appointed by each member country. The office is usually held by the country's minister of finance, governor of its central bank, or a senior official of similar rank. The Governors and Alternates serve for terms of five years and can be reappointed. All powers of the Bank are vested in the Boards of Governors, the Bank's senior decision-making body according to the Articles of Agreement.

Rhea Yadav
Rhea Yadav is a second year commerce student at Lady Shri Ram College for Women with entrepreneurial aspirations. Debating and writing are her two vices and being an army brat, she loves socialising. Her dream is to travel to every beach in the world and her belief is that all things green are good. With a penchant for discipline and formal procedure, she hopes to make this conference of the best quality possible

Agenda - Expansion Of Capital Markets In Developing Countries In Light Of Structural Adjustment Programs

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