Panjab University Model United Nations (PUMUN) kick-started its first edition in high spirits, with a pro-active approach on November 5th, 2016, with the event spread over four venues (College Bhavan, Golden Jubilee Hall, Gandhi Bhavan and University Auditorium). The conference strived to provide a perfect platform to the young participants to deliberate and discuss on the issues of international interest, and succeeded in the same. In the same, Ayush and Shradha paid an ode to the unsung heroes- The Indian Army, with some mesmerizing melodies; while the Chief Guest of the conference was Prof. Emauel Nahar, Director of Department of Social Exclusion.
Starting on November 5, 2016, PUMUN consisted of three committees that covered the raging contemporary issues on the map of the world. Here’s a sneak-peak,
1. Human Resource Council accentuated on the following agendas:
-The death sentence as it relates to individuals of foreign citizenship.
– Protecting the human rights of the LGBT community.
“Netherlands is the first country to idolize same-sex marriage. And it is high-time for the honorable LGBT community to gain equality in the society,” exclaimed the Delegate of Netherlands.
At the very onset, an un-moderated caucus took place which witnessed loud howls from various delegates. The Delegate of United Arab took to dominance, speaking against the selection of the second agenda which might limit the scope of the discussion. However, the Delegate of Uruguay countered the same. The delegates of Costa Rica, China and Columbia choose to stick to their seats while this un-moderated caucus came to an end. The conference unanimously moved on to the “protecting the human rights of the LGBT community.”
2. FIFA Congress was a new face of the Model United Nations Conference, which gave an exclusive opportunity to the delegates who are football lovers at heart. The agenda of the committee was, “Question of compensation and reparation for illegalities in the 2018 World Cup, Russia and the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar with special emphasis on FIFA’s current breakaway with Ballon d’Or.”
3. United Nations General Assembly- Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) emphasized on the following agendas:
-Addressing the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle-East.
-The role of commodities and natural resources in fuelling conflict.
The conference conferred burning topics regarding the nuclear-proliferation of the Middle East. The Delegate of Pakistan emphasized on the lack of ambiguity of various countries, especially Israel that pushes the neighbour countries to resort to nuclear weapons.
The PUMUN provided a forum to over 250 delegates, the executive board and the international press to pool in their views and discuss the gravest challenges faced by the world.
About the Author:
A stout believer of the doctrine of karma, and definitely an optimist. Bhavya suffers from a childhood syndrome, of laughing at serious situations and the same translates in her writings in the form of disastrous wit. Food, music and books are the definition of immense happiness.