Lucknow: The eighth edition of Jaipuria Model United Nations was held from 23rd July to 25th July 2021 with participation from 17 schools and more than 250 delegates. The opening ceremony was conducted on 23rd July; the chief guest for the same was Tulika Srivastava , Executive Director – Women World Asia Fund. The day’s proceedings began with addresses from Anjali Jaipuria (Vice-chairperson), Promini Chopra (Principal) and Dr. Preeti Singh (JMUN Co-ordinator).
The closing ceremony was on 25th of July; Rasika Chaube, Additional Secretary – Ministry of Steel, Government of India was the Chief Guest for the same.
Committees stimulated were – United Nations General Assembly, United Nations Human Rights Council, United Nations Security Council, World Health Organization, Global Press Summit, Emergency Meeting of the Council of Ministers and the National Guard of Cyprus (1974) and the Soviet Military Administration Council. In order to help the participants understand regional politics, there was a simulation of Rajya Sabha as well.
The following matters of global concern were discussed at the 3-day simulation:
United Nations Security Council
While addressing the continued presence of landmines, the relevance of the Ottawa treaty was discussed.
World Health Organization
The committee discussed the agenda of devising a sustainable and equitable public health infrastructure with special emphasis on vaccine distribution.
United Nations General Assembly – SOCHUM
The committee deliberated on the growing concerns of transnational organized crime in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
United Nations Human Rights Council
The delegates discussed gender equal socio-economic recovery with special emphasis on Gender Digital Divide.
Emergency Meeting of the Council of Ministers
The committee discussed the Turkish invasion of Cyprus.
Soviet Military Administration Council
The delegates discussed the Berlin blockade of 1948.
The committee addressed the demand for cultural reorganization of states and reviewed the Public Health Bill of 2017, keeping the current state of public health infrastructure in mind.
Global Press Summit
The committee discussed methods to increase public trust in the media