We, at Sri Sri Academy,strive towards growth, empowerment and excellence,of not just the children of today but of the global citizens of tomorrow.SSMUN brings the youth together to learn and share ideas from a diverse set of experiences and backgrounds where the executive board and all delegates consolidate to learn about diplomacy and international relations. Although the world is facing a global pandemic this year, we have decided to step up and bring to you our fifth edition to an online platform. We hope to live up to our past conferences and intend to provide a comprehensive debate such that every delegate has a great learning experience at SSMUN'20.
Mrs. Suvina Shunglu
It is with great pleasure I invite you to the 5thedition of Sri Sri Academy Model United Nations Conference 2020.
As we struggle in a world which is impeded by a global pandemic, trails of injustice and inequality and rapid environmental degradation, it is vital for young leaders of tomorrow to come forward and take up the mantle of the society.
SSMUN provides an immense learning platform for these future leaders to engage in constructive debates, rational negotiations and impressive lobbying leading to meaningful collaborations amongst the delegates. Every year we aim to set our benchmark higher so that we can provide every delegate with an enhanced version of SSMUN. In this 5thedition also, the SSMUN team have come together to make the conference a successful event even during such unprecedented circumstances..
As you come to witness one place where young leaders comprehensively discuss about the problems of the world, we invite you to come and learn about the ways this would work and how deliberations in the world go on.
Mrs. Suvina Shunglu,
Ms. Rinita Dasgupta
It gives me immense pleasure to extend my warm welcome to all the proficient students and the esteemed institutions taking part in the 5th edition of the Sri Sri Academy Model United Nations conference (SSMUN 2020).
An MUN is a simulation of an actual United Nations conference, where students are tasked with solving a global issue through research, drafting, lobbying and debate to come to a suitable conclusion. The agendas or topics taken up during the MUNs are a reflection of real-world issues discussed by the United Nations and range from general topics to the most specialized aspects. It tries to foster a spirit of growth and understanding for living together in peace and harmony while respecting and celebrating the cosmopolitan nature of mankind.
At its core, an MUN is based on problem-solving skills, as it places you at the centre of an organization designated to resolving global issues. Apart frombeing a diplomatic initiative, it is a great setting where people can try to face their fear of public speaking. This chance to overcome a fear of public speaking is great because it supports delegates’ personal growth and triggers self-confidence.
My best wishes to all the delegates from the participating schools & regards to the entire SSMUN team for assembling all the pieces in such troubled times and finally giving the 5th edition of SSMUN its shape. I hope SSMUN 2020 turns out to be a great learning experience for every single participant.
Ms. Rinita Dasgupta
With immense pride, I welcome all of you to Sri Sri Model United Nations Conference 2020. This year, we will be conducting an online conference to meet the demands of the COVID situation.
Model United Nations has been very close to my heart since junior grades and has been a stimulus that has guided my activities and actions throughout high-school. It gave me the opportunity to engage with problems from varying perspectives, build my own arguments and opinions, and negotiate to get my way.
This conference promises to successfully deliberate over some of the world's most pressing issues and stands as a platform for both novice and experienced delegates.
Therefore, I truly hope that the 5th edition of SSMUN is an enriching, engaging, insightful, and simply fun experience for all of you – especially in these difficult times. To this end, the Executive Board will guide and train you throughout, and ensure that you have some key takeaways and fond memories.
It is a pleasure to welcome you once again to our annual conference, which will take place online due to unprecedented circumstances, between 16th October and 18th October 2020.
MUN is a platform that empowers ‘you’ to take charge of action – whether it be through research, advocacy, or empowerment. When you enter this conference, you’ll be in the shoes of top-level politicians, diplomats, cabinet members, intelligence officers and country-based allotments. This will force you to leave behind any personal biases, and look at conflicts through the lens of others. This will motivate you to analyse root causes, debate your perspective, and lobby to get your way and build a consensus. We will train you to possess skills that will help you in the future.
"We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future." I assure you that this will be an experience that you will cherish. With that, I invite you to be a part of Sri Sri Model United Nations 2020.
Deputy Secretary General.
Eradicating the current emergency at Yemen with regards to child rights protection.
Abolishing corporal violence and domestic abuse against women with special emphasis on empowerment of rural women and girls.
- Evaluation of the threat posed by the outbreak of a lethal coronavirus strand (COVID-EB).