CURING A CONUNDRUM
09th-11th September 2021
CHAIRPERSON: Faizan Ahmad
VICE CHAIRPERSON: Rrydhima Prasad
RAPPORTEUR: Vidushi Purbay
As the single most powerful UN entity, the Security Council is responsible for addressing all issues threatening international peace and security. This year’s UNSC brings to the forefront one of the most intricate and challenging issues of the 21st century, the Israel-Palestine crisis.
The Security Council must work to create effective resolutions that will have tangible results in the real world, keeping in mind their personal motives. In facing this immense responsibility, the committee will utilize several tools of diplomacy, and try to solve issues in a continuous crisis situation, characterized by fast-paced debates and various obstacles that could lead to dire consequences.
AGENDA: Combatting the Israel-Palestine Conflict
Faizan Ahmad is one of the most prominent faces in the Uttar Pradesh MUN circuit. He is an active voice who has been calling for reforms in the circuit and believes that MUN conferences should be simulated to resemble the actual United Nations. A Savitri Merit Scholar at Jindal Global Law School, Faizan has been doing Model UN for the past six years now and has served in the Executive Boards of numerous conferences across the country. At his law school he has written and researched in international law and human rights. He is a student fellow at the Centre for Public Interest Law, currently working on human rights of detained persons in the Assam NRC process.
The All India Press Meet is a conference for journalists from all over India. In this committee, Journalists can discuss political, social, and economic agendas freely. The recent attacks on journalists for giving their views against the government or the society have cost many their careers and even lives which is why this year we will be discussing the freedom of speech and expression in India.
Over the past seven years, India has witnessed an unprecedented push to polarise the country’s diverse society, its key strength through the ages. In its religious, communal, and caste-driven polarisation, the government has particularly targeted the media to weaken the institution, a vital pillar of democracy. It is time to question the laws that are assisting the conversion of our democracy into a dictatorship. Therefore, this committee brings together the journalists of India to engage in stimulating debate and work towards a resolution while combating crises and initiating reform.
AGENDA: Reviewing Freedom of Speech and Expression in India
Tayyaba Rizwan is an active member of the Delhi Debating circuit and has participated in both conventional and parliamentary debates at school and college level. She has also participated in multiple capacities, ranging from a delegate to an organiser in Model United Nation conferences. Having keen interest in humanitarian issues, she has volunteered with NGOs, namely HOPE Foundation and CRY- Child Rights and You, in the capacity of a teacher and worked with underserved students. A literary enthusiast, she is pursuing her post-graduation in English Literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi University. She hopes to meet eager participants at the conference, with whom she can learn and unlearn!
CHAIRPERSON: Tayabba Rizwan
VICE CHAIRPERSON: Sriroopa Neogi
RAPPORTEUR: Vrinda Biyani
CHAIRPERSON: Syeda Sana
VICE CHAIRPERSON: Shivranjani Kumari
RAPPORTEUR: Advika Tuteja
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the UN, founded after the Second World War with the principal objective of creating peace based on solidarity and cooperation. The aim of the committee is to build peace and security by advancing in the fields of education, science, and culture.
The agenda for the committee finds its basis in the field of education: A basic human right and foundation to build peace. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing that followed, the world’s educational infrastructure has received a massive shakedown. Therefore, this committee aims to foster productive debate and work towards finding realistic solutions to address the issues regarding educational infrastructure and pedagogies in the post-COVID 19 world.
AGENDA: Advancement of Educational Infrastructure and Pedagogies in a post - COVID-19 World
Syeda Sana is the founding member of LEARN, an initiative working for life skills development. Currently, she is a fellow at Teach for India. She is also working as a Research Associate in AyurGyan Nyas. Her job role is to gauge learning outcomes of the students and how the curriculum is transacted. She has developed primary curriculum for universal ethics and published Children's Workbook. She has done her post-graduation in Sociology from Ambedkar University, Delhi and her graduation in Philosophy from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi. She has served in several leadership positions in her college. Sana has individually trained students across disciplines and has been a volunteer at Four Steps - an organisation that works for the differently-abled. For four years, she has trained children across various disciplines. Her work has been represented at JENESYS Programme, Japan. She has been associated with Model United Nations Conferences in multiple capacities and is interested in issues of human rights and advocacy for the differently-abled.
MCGSMUN 21’ brings with itself our first ever Ad-hoc committee. Promising invigorating conversations and stimulating debate, an ad-hoc committee is essentially a crisis committee, composed of participants who have come together to solve a particular problem related to a certain topic.
These committees are formed in very specific circumstances and are not limited to a specific field of expertise or academic subsidiary. Typically, the committee's members are experienced individuals with the knowledge, skills and flexibility to adapt and solve the challenges posed to them with competence.
Delegates will be required to work quickly and skillfully, as the portfolios and agenda will only be revealed to them 5 hours before the start of the first committee session.
AGENDA: will be released 72 hours prior to the first committee session
Lakshay Talwar is the Co-Founder of AeSha Foundation, an NGO working in the space of gender and social justice. He is presently doing his Masters in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics and graduated in Political Science from the Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi. He has been associated with multiple development organisations and social impact projects, working at the intersection of policy and grassroots development. He has been associated with debating, life skills training and Model UN for more than seven years, having taken part in various capacities. Lakshay takes deep interests in organising politically and socially around issues of human rights and social justice.
CHAIRPERSON: Lakshay Talwar
VICE CHAIRPERSON: Shamayla Khan
RAPPORTEUR: Manya Bagaria
CHAIRPERSON: Aashna Gutgutia
VICE CHAIRPERSON : Nandini Aggarwal
RAPPORTEUR: Khushi Singhla
The world intellectual property organization (WIPO), is a specialized agency that coordinates international treaties and issues of discussion regarding various elements such as intellectual property rights. It aims at promoting an extensive intellectual property culture while also aiming to deliver quality services in global intellectual property protection systems. Its 184 member states, negotiate treaties and set policies on intellectual property matters such as patents, copyrights, and trademarks. The committee works on a “one country, one vote” basis.
The agenda for this year’s committee is based on the one inequality that can be measured by a starkly visible yardstick- the number of preventable deaths: Access to Medicine. Today, over two billion people have no access to essential medicines, which inadvertently cuts them off from the benefits of the advanced study of modern science and medicine. In this committee, the delegates will engage in a dialogue aiming to resolve the crisis by coming together and cooperating to find the desired solution.
AGENDA: Access to Medicine Movement
Aashna Gutgutia is a Data Analyst with the Business Strategy Team of Global University Systems, where she specialises in finding marketable insights in the Educational sector. She has done her Bachelors in Mathematics from Delhi University after which she did the Young India Fellowship from Ashoka University. She is also one of the founding member of AeSha Foundation, a non-for-profit company working in the space of gender through research based developmental practices. Her work at AeSha is driven with the vision to broaden the understanding of data implications in the field of gender studies and development practice. She served as the Secretary General for the Jesus and Mary MUN conference in 2018 and was the president of the JMCMUN society from 2017-2018. She has participated in various conferences across the country as either delegate, executive board member or as an organiser.
As participants of the International Press Corps, you will engage in a simulation unlike any other. Rather than just representing the interests of a particular country, the International Press Corps allows delegates to serve as journalists from esteemed news agencies, reflecting and reporting on the events of each proceeding in the Conference. You will need to gather research, conduct interviews, analyze committee discussions, write articles, and conduct press conferences. While being a good writer is an essential skill for journalists, this year, the MCGSMUN IPC will also require delegates to be able to produce video reports.
What’s more, we will also be adding an element of the arts, and encourage schools to send cartoonists as part of their delegations. These cartoonists will not be affiliated to any portfolios or delegates. Their artwork will be published in the e-newsletter and awarded separately.
CHAIRPERSON: Daksh Walia
VICE CHAIRPERSON: Sabine Karer
RAPPORTEUR: Divija Vaish