Welcome to the United Nation Human Rights Council simulated at the ShishukunjMUN 2016. My name is Om Agarwal and I am elated to serve as the chairperson of UNHRC.
I am a 10th grader and a fun loving person. I am a voracious reader and a diehard Jeffery Archer and Ruskin Bond fan. I am a great artist and aspire to be the M.F Hussain of the coming generation.
I have been an active MUNner since grade 8 and have attended several MUN conferences, some as a delegate and some as an EB member. I find Model United Nations to be a perfect platform to nourish and develop one's skills in public speaking, diplomacy, research work, and collaborative working. They are helpful in moulding delegates into global citizens by improving their knowledge about international relations.
After addressing issues like rights of women, ethnic minorities, freedom of speech and expression, rights of political prisoners , LGBT rights etc, this year UNHRC convenes to discuss one of the most contentious issues, namely 'Protection of the Rights of Children in the Regions of Armed Conflict'. Though the agenda has gained recognition from countries around the globe, feasible solutions are still the need of the hour. Since children are the future of the world, I expect that the delegates come up with some innovative solutions that can secure the future of the world.
As the chairperson of a junior committee, I look forward to witnessing children fighting for the rights of children by fostering a stimulating and engaging environment. I hope that the delegates come out of their bubbles, have a great experience at the conference, take loads of learning experiences back, and be more cognizant of the issues concerning the world.
In case you have any queries, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you all in July! Until then, keep researching, speaking,and debating.
United Nations Human Rights Council
Shishukunj MUN 2015
UNICEF estimates that around 2 million children have been killed in armed conflict, and three times as many have been seriously injured or permanently disabled, while countless others have been forced to witness or even take part in horrifying acts of violence. They continue to suffer the extreme effects and the aftermath of war. They lose out on the support and care of parents, and the opportunity for education, and are forced to move into refugee or displaced persons camps where they wait for years, praying for the return of normalcy in their lives. Long after the war has ended, these lives never attain the potential they had before the impact of war. Hence, it is not just their present, but even the future that is ruined.