It gives me a sense of immense gratification to welcome you to the second iteration of the Shishukunj Model United Nations. My name is Rashmeet Muchhal and I will have the distinct honour of serving as the chairperson for the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women this year.
A little more about myself: I am an 11th grader studying Science and Economics. I have been associated with this enthralling domain of Model United Nations for quite a long time and have left my impression at several national MUNs. I am a diehard Potterhead and a Sidney Sheldon fanatic. I gain a sense of inner satiety by pouring my heart out through the medium of writing, usually poetry. Blogging, writing, public speaking and reading are my hobies.
After a lot of brainstorming, we have come up with an agenda that seeks to analyse and learn from the mistakes of the past in order to look towards a promising future. We will discuss the agenda- Ratification of CEDAW by All Member States with Consideration of the 2030 Agenda (laying emphasis on goal 5). The lack of ratification from some developed countries necessitates the conversion of the moral obligation of provision of equal rights into a contractual obligation between countries.
I strongly hold a belief that good MUNners should supplement their research with unorthodox solutions to problems that have vast global implications. It is expected of delegates that they be sensitive towards these issues and fathom the gravity and implications of their decisions, and act as true vocal diplomats of their countries. Most importantly, delegates should not miss out on the essence of learning everything that this exciting platform of MUN has to offer to them. I look forward to an amazing committee with a dimension of novelty and realism to its debates and solutions.
Please feel free to reach out to me for any queries or introduction at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until then, best wishes.
United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
Shishukunj MUN 2016
This agenda primarily revolves around the longstanding issue of 'Ratification of CEDAW by All Member States with Consideration of the 2030 Agenda'. The 2030 Agenda is a plan of action for the prosperity of the planet and its people. It seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. It is a very empowering agenda for it recognises and believes that eradicating poverty in all forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge. The agenda for sustainability adds a dimension of realism and significance to it. Thus, it becomes an indispensable prerequisite for sustainable development. This convention necessitates turning the moral obligation of countries regarding the provision of women's rights and elimination of discrimination against them into a contractual obligation. The specific limitations, like lack of comprehensiveness of the convention as well as its faulty implementation are the main causes that hold back many UN member states from ratifying it.It is important to discuss the optional protocol, Goal 5 of the 2030 agenda as well as to have proper counter measures to tackle the limitations of this prestigious convention, in order to have a world in which half the population is not held back and humanity lives in harmonious co-existence. For, only together can we make the world a better place to live in.