“The true wealth of a nation lies not in its resources, but in the skills of its youth."
The Model United Nations, organised by The Father Agnel School in Noida on October 28th and 29th, unfolded as a thorough two-day affair marked by numerous debates, in-depth discussions, and creative problem-solving. Amidst prevailing challenges, including compromised livelihoods, economic growth, and persistent geopolitical concerns that pose a threat to the global order, the MUN served as a forum for meaningful conversations addressing these urgent issues. The event commenced with an opening ceremony which was graced by the presence of the chief guest Mr. Harjeet Singh, a global expert on the issues of climate impacts, migration and adaptation and has been supporting countries across the world on tackling climate change, Reverend Father Carvalho and Vice-Principal Ma’am Aradhana Mani.
The members of the organising panel introduced the various committees to the delegates- namely the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and All India Political Party Meet (AIPPM),The United
Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW), The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), along with the indispensable International Press. Mr. Harjeet Singh and Father Carvalho enlightened the students with a few words before the Secretary General declared the
conference open. What ensued was a two day long active discussions in all the committees . The subsequent two days were marked by active discussions across all committees. The United Nations General Assembly deliberated on the agenda "Deliberating measures to prevent the
proliferation of nuclear weapons, reduce military expenditures, and promote international peace and security." The Executive Board acknowledged and commended the delegate’s enthusiasm and ingenuity. Simultaneously, The United Nations Security Council addressed the critical issue of
'Examining the increasing threat of state-sponsored cyberattacks, their implications for international security, and potential measures to counter them.' This issue posed a significant threat to global peace. The United Nations Human Rights Council focused on 'Deliberation on human rights violations on refugees and migrants worldwide, with special emphasis on the Israel-Palestinian war’. The All India Political Parties Meet drafted a resolution and deliberated on the agenda 'Discussing socio-economic development in India with special emphasis on the imminent 2024 elections.'Additionally, the United Nations Environment Programme convened to discuss the agenda "Exploring the concept of a green economy and strategies for transitioning to a circular economy that minimises waste and maximises resource use." Meanwhile, The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women focused on "Deliberation on maternal rights of women with special emphasis on conflict-stricken areas and economically backward groups."
More than 20 schools and over 300 delegates participated with young minds coming forward with their ingenious ideas and debates for a better future. The alumnus of FATHER AGNEL SCHOOL, NOIDA along with various others served as the executive board and made the conference possible.
The event ended with the most awaited moment, the prize distribution. The participants were felicitated with a participation certificate, the winners with a trophy and a certificate of merit. The certificate of appreciation was given to the executive board and all the members of the organising
committee for their tireless efforts.The platform provided a plethora of opportunities to the young minds to cultivate and nourish ingenuity, leadership skills, mental agility,confidence and commitment to the cause in the young generation.