130 students various schools across the region at Oakridge Mohali deliberate on pressing Global issues
Oakridge International School Mohali held its fourth OISM Model United Nations (MUN) Conference. OAK Model United Nations (MUN) is an academic simulation of the largest international organization, the United Nations, which aims to educate students about current affairs, topics in international relations, diplomacy, and the United Nations. During the event student delegates take on roles of international diplomats and ambassadors in various organizations and agencies of the United Nations and tackle some of the most pressing global issues.
The theme of the MUN was Peace and Human Rights bringing to light the injustice faced by many across the world. Over 130 students from across various schools in the region came together to debate on global issues. Held over two days, students exchanged ideas on the solutions to some of the most pressing issues currently facing 38 different countries. There were six committees role-played by the students; UNHRC, UNSC, WHO, UNOICT, UNEP, & DISEC; each presented resolutions to the concerns regarding peace and justice.
Victor Ochen, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and UN Ambassador for SDG GOAL 16 Peace & Justice from Uganda shared an encouraging video message with the aspiring delegates, focusing on the importance of Peace and Justice in one’s nation and the efforts required to achieve the same. Nitin Verma, Senior Project Manager, Infosys, Chandigarh graced the programme as the Chief Guest and appreciated the enthusiastic participation of the students in such events. In the closing ceremony, all the winners of OISM MUN 2018 including best chairs were announced by the School Principal Ramanjit Ghuman and presented with awards.