MUN Conference Tackles Real-World Issues

Last Saturday, the MUN hosted its annual November conference. The theme of the conference was “Unity in the Face of Crisis”.

Over 120 people attended the conference.
Below, President of the General Assembly Sohan D’Silva shares a report:

For the conference to take place, every delegate had to constantly adhere to our strict COVID guidelines at all times, making sure to wear masks and maintain social distancing. Over the course of the day, multiple issues were discussed from “The detained Uighur Muslims” to “Neutrality of the East Sea (South China Sea)”. 

Under the leadership of Secretary General Sarah Anthony and President of the General Assembly Sohan D’Silva, we used our Conference to encourage deeper-dives into actual UN policies and reforms. This year we added a special SDG 5 (Gender Equality) Committee dealing exclusively with these significant topics.

 We also introduced a “Reform Security Council” which had the same issues and topics as our standard Security Council. The twist is that our Reform SC is based on the actual “G4 Reform Proposal” from India, Brazil, Japan and Germany. Our Reform SC expands the P5 to a P9 with a possible “veto-override” if six of the P9 agree. We found out that the outcomes were significantly different as both the US and Chinese vetoes were overridden (not possible under the actual UN system)! 

 

 

 

What would this be like if the UN actually did it? To what extent might this change the nature of international law and global policymaking?

We were extremely grateful that the delegates were able to physically attend this conference. With that, we would like to thank the Head of School, Ms. Jane McGee, as well as the Secondary School Principal, Mr. Jeff Leppard for providing us with the opportunity to host the conference.

It is not too late to join our 2021 UNIS MUN March Conference Team!

Ask March 2021 Conference Secretary General, Harrison Wallace (hwallace@unishanoi.org) or President of the General Assembly, Didi Bullard (tmbullard@unishanoi.org) for more details.