HISMUN – 2018
Hindustan International School, Karapakkam conducted its Model United Nations (MUN), a One-day program, to be held annually held on 19th November, 2018.
HISMUN had chosen Acta Non Verba, i.e., action not words, as its motto, with its underlying emphasis on transformation – from words to action!
The school with regard to its environment related curricula and projects organized a one-day International Model United Nations cum Summit, with the aim of engaging the student community in a global area of utmost significance – the state of our planet, towards Natural Resources, Human Rights and Chemical weapons. More than 75 student delegates from 3 sister schools HIS(Guindy, Karapakkam, Padur) participated in the conference and expressed their views on current global issues.
The MUN laid emphasis on ‘Ecology. Economy. Equity.’ and gave delegates a platform for exchanging ideas in carefully selected committees. HISMUN , instituted to educate students about public speaking, debate, diplomacy, problem-solving, persuasive writing, and teamwork. Out of 17 Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs), 11 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were discussed in different committees and resolutions were drafted by the delegates. The committees were
A) UNHRC – United Nation Human Rights Council.
AGENDA: Gender in equality and women empowerment with special emphasis on the CEDAW.
B) DISEC – Disarmament International Security Council.
AGENDA: Role of military interventions with special emphasis on the Syrian crisis.
C) UNEP- United Nations Environment Programme.
AGENDA: Renewable energy and its implementation in the future.
The Chief Guest, Mr.Aaush, Alumini of KCG tech, addressed the delegates and congratulated them on their participation to discuss shared problems. Principal of HIS, Karapakkam, Ms.Iris Theodore reaffirmed her faith in the power of the youth to find solutions for pressing global challenges.
The International Summit on the day started after a brief cultural program.
The Chair person Mr.N.Aravind, of DISEC committee, Mr.Manigandan Natarajan of Human rights council, Mr.Jonadab Theodore of United Nations environmental program Committees debated the definition of Renewable energy, Syrian crisis and women’s empowerment. Though there was some confusion concerning parliamentary procedure, delegates caught on quickly and actively made motions, gave eloquent speeches, and exercised impressive diplomacy during caucuses.
Shashwath, a sixth grader from Hindustan International School, Karapakkam stated, “What I found interesting about HISMUN is that it [provides] a whole new experience to understand what it’s like to enter a crisis being the first one to help in…a short amount of time. It also gives you a way to understand and realize how…one person in 30 seconds can [address] an entire country’s needs and [affect] their environment.”
The one day MUN – SUMMIT culminated in the Award Ceremony.