The idea of VSSUT MUN 1.0 met its scintillating reality back in 2015 by the dint of hard work and a vision to initiate change. VSSUT MUN 1.0 was held on 14th and 15th February 2015. A change in the way we think. A change in way we look at ourselves. We strongly believe that each one of us holds, within ourselves, a power, the power which remains inconspicuous unless we get a platform to hone and showcase it. The whole idea behind VSSUT MUN is to provide an opportunity to unleash that power. The opportunity to represent a nation in a model UN scenario, to work as a part of a world politics and to strive to come up with practical solutions to the world affairs is indeed the first step to have a glimpse of the immense capability one holds within oneself. The VSSUT MUN fraternity has not looked back since 2015 and is all set for another benchmark. VSSUT MUN 2.0 offered greater opportunities. With a mammoth leap from 90delegates fromfirst edition to 180delegate in the second edition, the enormity and grandeur of diplomacy shall rise exponentially. An incredible show of diplomacy, intense sessions of wits and very lucrative council discussions are few of the many good reasons for not to miss VSSUT MUN 3.0. VSSUT MUN 3.0 shall be simulated in the following 3 councils: 1. UNGA-SOCHUM (United Nations General Assembly-Social, Cultural and Humanitarian Committee) 2. UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) 3. LOK SABHA (The Indian Parliament) Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an educational simulation and/or academic competition in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations and the United Nations. MUN involves and teaches researching, public speaking, debating and writing skills in addition to critical thinking, teamwork and leadership abilities. Participants in Model UN conferences, known as delegates, are placed in committees and assigned countries or occasionally other organizations or political figures, where they represent members of that body. They are presented with their assignments in advance, along with a topic or topics that their committee will discuss. Delegates conduct research before conferences and formulate positions that they will then debate with their fellow delegates in the committee, staying true to the actual position of the member they represent. At the end of a conference, the best-performing delegates in each committee, as well as delegations, are recognized with awards. Model UN participants include students at middle school, high school, and college/university levels, with most conferences catering to just one of these three levels (high school and college conferences being most common).Delegates usually attend conferences together as delegations sent by their respective schools' or universities' Model UN clubs, though some delegates attend conferences independently. Why to take part in a model UN conference?: 1. Boost your résumé. Employers love to see extracurricular activities; they give you more of the hands-on experiential learning you’ll need on the job. Plus, Model United Nations opens you up for great interview conversations about your experiences and what you’ve learned. Academically, it’s a perfect way to diversify. Are you a pharmacy or engineering major? Go outside your academic comfort zone into international relations and contribute to discussions about health or infrastructure issues. Already an international relations major? Delve deeper into specific topic areas like nuclear disarmament. (P.S.: powerhouses like U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and Chelsea Clinton were once Model UN-ers—you’ll be off to a good start!) 2. Keep up with the news. Since Model UN can cover topics from human rights in Palestine to the potential arms race in outer space, start reading. Every day. Once you have an assignment to represent a particular country, you may want to set up Google Alerts on specific topics and regions, but you’ll also need (and want!) to know what’s generally going on in the world. 3. Think and learn through new lenses. You aren’t representing yourself: you’re representing a foreign country on a specific topic. While you may never know exactly how the delegate from Yemen might behave in committee, researching everything from population demographics to past votes on UN resolutions to finding recent public statements helps you form an understanding of the actions of governments large and small. Plus, background knowledge helps you to think on your feet during debates. 4. International and multicultural exposure. Where else can you meet students representing Germany with British accents and southern military cadets representing Syria? Take negotiations beyond formal debate at conferences by grabbing lunch or a coffee, and you’ll end the weekend with friends from around the world and a new understanding of all sorts of cultures. 5. Brush up on your public speaking skills. There’s nothing quite like addressing a room full of 250 people and starting with “The delegation of France feels that . . . ” Sure, your hands might be shaking, but if you take an old West Point trick and clasp them behind your back instead of clutching a trembling sheet of paper, nobody will be the wiser. 6. Become a good event planner. Invite other institutions for intercollegiate conferences. Learn the ropes of working with school event offices, outside vendors, partner organizations, and guest schools. Don’t forget about non-conference components, like dinners, travel guides, and parties! 7. Meet diplomats. Invite local ambassadors and dignitaries to speak to the audience privately, be the keynote at a conference, or request an embassy visit in your city or a conference city. 8. Volunteer. Partner with organizations like United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan (UNIC) to host conferences 9. Make friends and have more fun. With a broad range of students participating from all sorts of majors, and the chance to meet delegates from other schools and countries, Model UN is the perfect blend of intellectual and social. You’re sure to have a good time!
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