20th-23rd April 2018
CHAIRPERSON: NIKHIL GOYAL
VICE CHAIRPERSON: SHASWAT MIMANI
RAPPORTEUR: SAHER KHANNA
The UNSC is charged with the primary responsibility of maintenance of international peace and security. It serves as one of the principal organs of the United Nations. It is known for under-taking ground-breaking interventions into conflict zones by utilizing the powers it has been vested with and major strategic decisions on matters related to the functioning of United Nations, such as acceptance of a new Member State, are driven by it.
AGENDA 1: Emergency Meeting on Israel-Palestine
AGENDA 2: Reassessing the need of United Nations Peacekeeping Forces in Cyprus
Nikhil Goyal is pursuing Sociology Honors from Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University. He has an avid interest in literature and music and is passionate about poetry. He has been a part of the MUN circuit since the last 4 years in varying capacities. He loves to experience new committees and different agendas. He judges an individual's journey not by the bag of distinctions or laurels an individual has but by the wisdom, sense of responsibility and feeling of empathy possessed by them. He credits his cherished journey of MUN experience to each and every individual who have contributed to his growth and learning. He hopes to dispense his duty to the best of his capacity and make a memorable experience for everyone around him.
It was established in 2006 by the General Assembly of the United Nations and is responsible for promotion and protection of Human Rights of all individuals around the world. The Council discusses solutions to improve the overall state of Human Rights and actively involves itself in cases that witness gross violations. Today, the 47 member Council is a hope for many to safeguard their integrity, dignity and freedom.
AGENDA: Right to Privacy in the Digital Age
Parinay Gupta is a 2nd year student of Amity Law School, Delhi. Having taken the Humanities stream after class 10th, he has always been interested in the areas of law and the political scenario in both his country and the world.
He has been doing MUNs for 4 years now and he owes a lot to this activity which has helped shape his personality, develop his confidence and his public speaking skills, and he has been able to use this to his advantage, not only in this activity but in other aspects of his life as well.
He hopes that his participation in this conference is both a learning experience for him as well as the delegates participating in it.
CHAIRPERSON: PARINAY GUPTA
VICE CHAIRPERSONS: 1.DRISHTI BHANSALI
RAPPORTEURS: 1.NAYANIKA BHARADWAJ
CHAIRPERSON: LAKSHAY TALWAR
VICE CHAIRPERSONS: 1.TANVI MODI
RAPPORTEUR: VIDHI BHANSAL
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. 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. It also has a mandate to help stateless people.
AGENDA: Protecting populations displaced by climatic change and disasters
Lakshay Talwar has been a part of the Model United Nations and the Debating Circuit for more than 3 years now, having served in various capacities and is presently involved in doing Policy Work for the Government of NCT of Delhi. He has a keen interest in Law, Politics and International Relations. Apart from MUNs, he was a part of an NGO called Make A Difference (MAD) for a period of 2 years and has been involved in running his own social campaigns. He loves to travel and is a professionally trained Mountaineer. Lakshay is currently pursuing his bachelors in Political Science from Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi.
The Commission on the Status of Women(CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. It is instrumental in promoting women's rights, documenting the reality of women's lives throughout the world, and shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women. Gender equality is essential for the achievement of human rights for all. Yet discriminatory laws against women persist in every corner of the globe. In all legal traditions many laws continue to institutionalize second class status for women and girls with regard to nationality and citizenship, health, education, marital rights, employment rights, parental rights, inheritance and property rights. These forms of discrimination against women are incompatible with women's empowerment. In this committee, we shall be discussing key issues faced by women of this world.
AGENDA: Women's Economic Empowerment
Shubhangni is a research student of modern Indian history, currently pursuing her MPhil from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her research interests include cultural policy as a part of colonial Indian history and a study of art and architecture. She has been a part of MUNs for over six years and has participated in various capacities:- as a delegate, organizer and executive board member. Through her experiences in the MUN circuit as well as in the academic arena, she has been able to combine the best aspects from both the worlds and contribute to the activity in a constructive manner. Being a part of a prestigious MUN like MCGSMUN 2018, she hopes to chair a memorable committee and encourage a learning process for the delegates through substantive debate.
*IT MUST BE NOTED THAT THIS COMMITTEE SHALL BE AN ALL MALE COMMITTEE.*
CHAIRPERSON: SHUBHANGNI GUPTA
VICE CHAIRPERSONS: 1.HARSHINI KUMARI
RAPPORTEUR: LUBNA MALHOTRA
CHAIRPERSON: HARSH VARDHAN YADAV
VICE CHAIRPERSONS: 1.FIZA KAZIM
RAPPORTEUR: AISHWARYA SHEKHAWAT
Founded in 1894, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) serves as the governing body for the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. The committee is responsible for making decisions that range from selecting and removing athletic events, enlisting new rules to guarantee fair sportsmanship, and most importantly, determining the host city for each Olympic Game. Though the IOC strives to promote the values of Olympism in the global community, it has fallen short in recent years and consequently been under scrutiny for corruption surrounding the host city selection process and the state of human rights in host cities. Working as both national representatives and members of the IOC, delegates will be responsible for acting on the best interests of their country while working collectively to preserve and promote the 119-year-old Olympic legacy. The association strives to promote Olympism, or in other words the balanced combination of the body, will, and mind. It is the IOC's goal to incorporate a life composed not only of sport, but also culture and education. This committee would be a unique experience and would reveal many more aspects of sports to the delegates. Not many MUNs include committees that revolve around sports even though a sport has the potential to unite and divide. It is time to use sports as a tool for liberation.
AGENDA: The Olympic Bid for the Summer Olympics, 2032; and the Selection of Developing Countries as Olympic Host Nations.
HARSH VARDHAN YADAV
Harsh Vardhan Yadav has been associated with MASS CLIMB since 2015, providing inputs on the education sector and assisting in field work. He has graduated in Journalism from University of Delhi and is currently pursuing his masters in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics. He has served as the Secretary General for Delhi University Model UN Conference 2015, a pan-University event, and has been actively involved in Model UN Conferences in various capacities all across India. His expertise revolves around establishment of clubs and societies and enabling smooth legacy transfers across academic batches.
The Paris Peace Conference was an international meeting convened in January 1919 at Versailles just outside Paris. The purpose of the meeting was to establish the terms of peace after World War. Though nearly thirty nations participated, the representatives of Great Britain, France, the United States, and Italy became known as the "Big Four." The "Big Four" dominated the proceedings which led to the formulation of the Treaty of Versailles, a treaty that articulated the compromises reached at the conference.
This particular conference of nations is considered one of the most important events in modern global history as it paved way for historic decisions such as formation of The League of Nations; identifying Germany and her allies as the aggressor and creating reparation timelines; creating and modifying international boundaries on grounds of ethnicity among few. Though we are aware of the impact these decisions had in the future, but simulating a historic committee might give us the privilege to look at these events through a different perspective.
The Freeze Date for this simulation is 17th January, 1919 and the events that have occurred as per 17th January, 1919 will be taken into account. The committee will convene on 18th January 1919.
The background guide will contain the first update upon which we will open debate.
Pallav Kumar Singh is an entrepreneur in the field of service aggregation and data sciences and currently consulting a central government aided think tank in the field of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
His association with the Model United Nations Conferences is almost a decade old wherein he has participated in these conferences in various capacities such as a delegate, Executive Board, International Press and Secretariat Member.
He believes that if done with the right intent, Model UN conferences are an essential tool for capacity building and provide you with the essential perspective. MCGSMUN has always been home to substantive and research oriented debate and he hopes that the experience is similar this year too.
CHAIRPERSON: PALLAV KUMAR
VICE CHAIRPERSON: SHRIKAVYA PERI
RAPPORTEUR: AARUSHI MODI
CHAIRPERSON: SYEDA SANA
VICE CHAIRPERSONS: 1.KANUPRIYA
RAPPORTEURS: ASEES SANDHU
The National Programme for Health Care of the Elderly(NPHCE) is an articulation of the international and national commitments of the Government as envisaged under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities(UNCRPD). National Policy on Older Persons(NPOP) adopted by the Government of India in 1999 and Section 20 of "The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act,2007" dealing with provisions for medical care of Senior Citizens.
The programme has envisaged to provide promotional, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services in an integrated manner for the elderly in various Government health facilities. The range of services include health promotion, preventive services, diagnosis and management of geriatric medical problems(out and in-patient), day care services, rehabilitative services and home based care as needed. In the Meet, the discussion shall be on the challenges of implementing the programme and ensuring that all objectives of the programme are met.
AGENDA: Addressing the challenges of the National Programme for Health Care of the Elderly
Syeda Sana has trained over 1000 students across disciplines, and is presently a volunteer at Four Steps - an organization that works for the mentally challenged, and at Finger Chat – an organization that imparts training in sign language. She has been involved in training Blind School students for the last two years of her high school. She is an international level Taekwondo gold medalist and has been associated with Model United Nations Conferences in various capacities. She is interested in issues pertaining to human rights and the marginalized portions of the society. Sana is currently pursuing her bachelors in Philosophy from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi.
Founded in 1948, the United Nations Correspondents Association has a long history of providing representation and support to the members of the U.N. press corps. These journalists are an essential part of the way international politics operate in the modern world, acting as the link between the U.N. and the public. With the multitude of U.N. committees and assemblies making critical decisions towards current conflicts, contemporary issues, past wounds, and future possibilities, there has to be a way through which these can be shared. Press corps correspondents work tirelessly to disseminate the vital information related to these decisions in a fair and balanced manner to those who will be affected by these decisions.
Pritika is a first-year university student currently studying at Ashoka University, Haryana. While she is currently pursuing Psychology and International Relations at the undergraduate level, she intends to study Law after doing so. She began her MUN journey in 2013 and has participated in competitions both at the inter-school and international level, in various capacities. Other than being a delegate, she has also been part of the Executive Boards of several renowned conferences. This year, she has been accepted as an Ambassador and member of the Experience Enhancement Committee for The Harvard Model United Nation 2018 where she had previously been appointed as the Assistant Director of the Press Corps in 2016. While she is a keen debater and MUNer, her true passion is dramatics and she likes to think of herself as an adequate actor and enthusiastic movie buff. Lastly, she loves animals and tries to volunteer or work with them whenever possible.
CHAIRPERSON: PRITIKA MINHAS
VICE CHAIRPERSON: DEVYANI CHANDRA
RAPPORTEUR: SAMIKA SINGH