ISLAMABAD – A two-day long NUML Model United Nation Conference 2013 (NMUN, an academic simulation of the United Nations General Assembly) concludes at a positive high note with objectives of putting students in a highly charged environment of talks and debates while feeling the pressure and controlling emotions for a diplomatic and decorous solution.
The NMUN Conference was comprised of five Committees, a Secretariat, one President, two chairs and 165 delegates. The last day of the NMUN Conference includes the rigorous sessions of debates in the five different committees of NMUN including United Nations Security Council (UNSC), United Nation Human Rights Council (UNHRC), United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), United Nations Disarmament and International Security Committee (UNDISC), Social, Cultural & Humanitarian Committee (SOCHUM).
The delegates from each committee raised their arguments on issues ranging from the world peace and conflict to human right abuses, globalization and cultural mix-up to underdeveloped countries and humanitarian aid and violence and discrimination against women to women rights in war zones.
The student delegates simulating ambassadors of committee of UNHRC with member countries namely Russia, Iran, North Korea, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, UK, China, with sponsors Lebanon, Palestine and Congo came up recommendations including “there should be strict implementation of laws regarding Violence against women, especially sexual harassment, honor killings and other forms of domestic violence” was one of many.
The Committee UNSC (chaired by Rana Sarfraz and Rida Tanveer) divided in two blocks namely Allied block and Axis block came up with the resolutions that NATO and International Security Allied Forces (ISAF) agree to have a gradual and strategic withdrawal from Afghanistan and NATO and ISAF should exit from Afghanistan should be instant and complete respectively.
Rector NUML Maj Gen (R) Masood Hasan addressing the closing ceremony said events like these are very important for the youth who carry so much weight of expectation for the future of our country and after seeing the way these young delegates work during the committee sessions, I am confident that we are leaving the future of this great country in good hands.
He said that let us reiterate that dialogue and conversation are necessary preconditions for mutual understanding, and mutual understanding is a precondition for mutual trust, which in turn necessary ingredient for cooperation and coexistence. And this has been the essence of NUML Model United Nations.
Saima Umer, Lecturer Multan Campus NUML, while talking to scribe said that “the event was quite an enlightening and informative event for both the delegates and faculty members from main and regional campuses. It was no doubt an informal way of building confidence and interaction among students to sharpen their presentation and public speaking skills, she added.
Moreover, the best position paper, best delegate and best honorary delegate were announced and Rector NUML Maj Gen (R) Masood Hasan, Director General Brig Azam Jamal distributed certificates and appreciated the efforts of the organizer for arranging a successful conference. The closing ceremony was attended by Deans, Heads, Directors, faculty members and delegates of the conference.