Second Symbiosis National Model United Nations 2014 - September 27-28, 2014

INTRODUCTION

At Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA we understand the value of a healthy participative debate based on issues that need to be resolved, keeping in mind the current events that are occurring all around the world. There is a need to be able to enhance the quality of the arguments and solutions, while keeping them simple as well as practical enough to be implemented.

Begun over 75 years ago with a simulation of the League of Nations, Model UN is the product of years of gradual refinement. It is one of the oldest student simulations in the world.

Symbiosis Law School, Noida is proud to present its Second Edition of Symbiosis Model United Nations (SYM MUN’14). After successfully conducting the National Level Conference ‘SYM MUN’12’ and two Intra MUN's in association with United Nations Information Centre for India & Bhutan, we are back! SYM MUN’14 will be held on September 27-28, 2014 at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA in association with United Nations Information Centre for India & Bhutan.

SYM MUN’14 tends to create a culture where the people learn and understand the gravity of the international issues the world is dealing with presently; where they are able to connect with the issues in such a way that they come up with the best solutions to bring about a change. And most importantly! Enhancing your diplomacy skills, debating skills and communication skills.

SYM MUN’14 presents an opportunity for all to put themselves in the shoes of delegates that make life-changing decisions keeping in mind the best interests of their country. More than just deciding whom to support and what cause to stand up for, SYM MUN’14 will allow you to enhance your negotiation and diplomacy skills and acknowledge your ability of coming to an amicable consensus.

SECRETARY GENERAL's MESSAGE

Distinguished Delegates,

Honorable members of the Executive Board and friends,

As the Secretary General of the Second Edition of National Symbiosis Model United Nations, organized by Symbiosis Law School, Noida in association with United Nations Information Centre for India & Bhutan, it is gives me immense pleasure to welcome you all to the conference.

After the success of our first edition, we are back to provide you with an even more promising and heart-whelming conference. With Six committees being stimulated, SYM MUN, just like its previous edition, is back to set some standards.

Our mission at SYM MUN is not confined to good debate and learning about international issues, but we believe in making the MUN a fruitful experience as a whole. To address the global issues at hand, we will be simulating 6 challenging committees including the stimulation of the BRICS Bank, International Court of Justice and Crisis Committee: 2050. We are furthermore proud to present to you our first Indian Political Committee on Kargil 1999 - Historic Joint Meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs and the Cabinet Committee on Security.

We promise to get you out of the shell of typical MUNs, to set new standards in the Model UN circuit and to make you think out of the box. At SYM MUN’14 you will experience a very interesting debate on the most crucial and delicate international as well as national issues.

On behalf of the Secretariat of SYM MUN’14, I would like to invite you to all to join us in making this conference a huge success and be a part of the ‘actual’ change. I, along with my highly qualified Organizing Committee, am looking forward to welcoming you all at Symbiosis Law School, Noida campus this September.

Let the game begin!

Sincerely,

Mahir Vivek Sood
Secretary General, SYM MUN’14 

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COMMITTEES FOR SYMMUN '14

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The General Assembly DISEC is the largest committee at SYM MUN-14. It is the platform where all disarmament and security issues are discussed. With the issues ranging from international peace and security, to principal governing international law and promotion of co-operative arrangements and measures, the committee aims at strengthening stability through lower level of armaments. The delegates of DISEC are expected to have a through understanding of the functions and mandates of the General Assembly. With a large number of countries involved, the debate is going to be vibrant and dynamic.


HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and make recommendations on them. It has the ability to discuss all thematic human rights issues and situations that require its attention throughout the year.
The Human Right council at SYM MUN -14, aims to analyse the current state of affairs and propose incentives for international issues at the hand. Our aim at instituting UNHRC at SYM MUN is not only to analyse the agenda at hand, but to understand the essential of different mechanism combating the human right violations.


INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations .The court presides at peace palace in the hague and comprises of 15 judges in total.The Court’s role is to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States and to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies. Keeping in mind the level of expectation from this specialised committee SYM MUN-14 aims at providing you as very fine and promising debate.
 


BRICS BANK: NEW DEVELOPMENT BANK

The sixth BRICS Summit at Fortaleza saw the creation of new entity in the spectrum of Development finance to tackle the infrastructure deficit and halt short term liquidity pressure. The New Developmental Bank (NDB), aims to allocate rescoures for infra sructure and sustainable developmental purposes amongt the BRICS and other developing economies.With emerging question such as fuctioning of the bank and its capital requirement, the incorporation of BRICS at SYM MUN will be a challenge as well as a new level of experience for the delegates.
 


CRISIS COMMITTEE

The crisis committee 2050 is a futuristic Crisis Committee which will be based on the timeline of 2050. Crisis committee of a Model United Nations can be diffcult as well as thought provoking. This committee is a perfect fit for those who are spontaneous and good at logical deleberation. The spontaneity of the agenda makes this committee more exciting. The delegates of this committee will try their best to represent the Soveirgn Interest by reacting to different crisis situtation which shall be given on the spot.
 


HISTORIC JOINT MEETING: CABINENT COMMITTEE ON POLITICAL AFFAIRS AND CABINET COMMITTEE ON SECURITY: KARGIL 1999

The Historic Joint Meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Political Affair and Cabinet Committee on Security is a joint session between the cabinet ministers then. to handle the situation of armed conflict between India and Pakistan that took place between May and July 1999 in the Kargil district of Kashmir and elsewhere along the Line of Control (LOC). The conflict is also referred to as Operation Vijay, which was the name of the Indian operation to clear the Kargil sector. This Indian Political Committee aims at discussing the Kargil War and its outcome and shall be working on 1999 timeline.

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AGENDA

General Assembly: DISEC

The protection of non-nuclear-weapon states from use or threat of use of nuclear weapons

Historic joint meeting: cabinet committee on security and cabinet committee on political affairs: kargil 1999

Deliberations on the intrusions in Kargil

BRICS Bank

Meeting the development needs in BRICS and other emerging economies and developing countries

International court of justice

Gaza strip conflict

Human Rights Council

Situation in Gaza

Crisis Committee: 2050

Timeline details shall be released later.

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STUDY GUIDES

Human Rights Council

BRICS - New Development Bank

Historic Joint Meet
Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs and Cabinet Committee on Security Affairs

General Assembly - DISEC

International Court of Justice

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NEWSLETTERS

Newsletter 1 - September 27, 2014

Newsletter 2 - September 28, 2014

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EXECUTIVE BOARD

General Assembly - DISEC:
Chairperson: Angad Singh Madan
Vice Chairperson: Amlan Panda

BRICS Bank:
Co-Chairperson: Daksh Jaiswal
Co-Chairperson: Sahej Abrol
Rapporteur: Anviksha Yadav

Crisis Committee: 2050
Chairperson: Varun Hemachandran
Vice Chairperson: Shivish Soni

International Court of Justice:
Judge: Arush Sengupta
Judge: Laksh Kundlas
Judge: Sarthak Maggon

Human Rights Council:
Co-Chairperson: Deepanita Das
Co-Chairperson: Taufique Shoogufan

Historic Joint Meeting: Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs and Cabinet Committee on Security: Kargil 1999
Prime Minister: Apporv Agarwal
Cabinet Secretary: Ravish Rana
Rapporteur: Udayan Chawla 

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CORE TEAM & SECRETARY GENERAL

CORE COMMITTEE

Secretary General: Mahir Vivek Sood
Chief of Staff: Lavanya Gauri Pandit
Head of operations: Urfee Roomi
Senior Advisor: Purvasha Mansharamani
Director General: Mayank Agarwal

UNDER SECRETARY GENERALS

Sponsorship: Laavanya Kaushik
Public Relations and Media: Shailesh Poddar
Delegate Affairs: Saachi Shante
Hospitality: Udit Prakash Patoliya
Internal Affairs: Nishant Doshi & Ashutosh Upadhyaya
Logistics: Yashasvi Virendra & Angad Singh
Food and Beverages: Shivank Singh & Gajanand Kiroriwal
Accommodation: Shikhar Rustagi
IT Affairs: Rishabh Bhargava & Abhay Khandewal
Creative team Head: Aavritee Nathani

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COUNTRY MATRIX

Click here to download the Country Matrix

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DELEGATE APPLICATIONS

Last Date of Application for First Allotment is August 18, 2014. Click Here for the Delegate Application https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzs4dBWhcwDOYk5jeDNRSERBZ3M/edit?usp=sharing

To know the Country Matrix, Click Here
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzs4dBWhcwDOTUJVRndxNmJjNzQ/edit?usp=sharing

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ROUTE MAP

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CONTACT US

In case of any clarifications or doubts, contact us at:

Secretary General:
Mahir Vivek Sood
(+91-9582675827; +91-9555067453)

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SymMUN
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