[Following is a MUN-JMI press release received on Dec. 9, 2012]
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.
The participants role-play as diplomats representing a nation or NGO in a simulated session of an (committee) of the United Nations, such as the Security Council or the General Assembly. Participants research a country, take on roles as diplomats, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems. More recently, simulation of other deliberative bodies, such as the United Nations Security Council, has been included in Model United Nations, even if they are completely unrelated to the UN or international affairs as a whole. In general, the participants that the executive panel considers to be most contributing are given awards, such as ‘Best Delegate award’.
During a conference, participants must employ a variety of communication and critical thinking skills in order to represent the policies of their country. These skills include public speaking, group communication, research, policy analysis, active listening, negotiating, conflict resolution, note taking, and technical writing. However, school delegation formats vary from region to region.
The first ever Model United Nations Conference at Jamia Millia Islamia is an initiative of the Students’ Council, Faculty Of Engineering & Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia. The conference will be held between 19 – 20 January, 2013 during the inaugural annual festival – ‘Tangelo Town’, of the Faculty Of Engineering & Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia.
The conference will feature 4 committees:
• General Assembly
• Security Council
• Economic and Social Council
• Human Rights Council
So far, the Conference has received registrations from schools and colleges alike, with the total number of participating institutions well exceeding the count of a hundred. The list can be previewed here: http://t-town.in/family
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