Bangalore: January 09, 2015: Over 150 students from 20 leading schools across the city are set to participate in the CIS Model United Nations Conference – 2015 that is being held on January 16th & 17th at Canadian International School. The event called CISMUN – 2015 will give the young participants a taste of diplomacy, international relations, public negotiations, and the working of the UN. It aims to build an understanding of global challenges amongst young people that crosses borders of background, culture and nationality.
A series of debates, discussions and interactions will be held during the course of the event to touch upon all issues that are currently being talked about in international forums. It will give students a chance to learn about different countries, foreign policies, and most importantly to critically think about issues from multiple perspectives and points of view different than their own. Such event will give students a global outlook and boost their leadership abilities.
The various topics which would be debated at CISMUN – 2015 include Prohibition of the development, production, and illegal transfer of nuclear technology, Gender equality and women empowerment in the developing world, Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts, Addressing the problems due to e-waste disposal and its challenges, Conservation of the Antarctic/Arctic environment, Improving trade relations between the industrialized countries and the LEDC/MEDC countries,Refugee’s crisis/rehabilitation measures in conflict areas, Promoting and upholding the ethnic, religious, cultural rights of minorities around the world, Territorial violations in E Europe, Africa and SE Asia.
It is a wonderful learning opportunity for students. MUN involves and teaches research, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities. I look forward to meeting and speaking with the delegates at this year’s MUN event – said Shane Kells, HOS.