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From Russia-Ukraine war to cryptocurrency, students discuss global issues at Falcon Model United Nations

Model United Nations conference is designed to build an understanding of international debate, negotiation, and diplomatic relations



Apeejay School, Noida, hosted the fourth annual edition of Falcon Model United Nations (MUN) Conference at their campus this month. Falcon MUN is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to generate an informed understanding of the functioning and policy formation of governments of different countries. It is designed to build critical thinking, problem-solving, and conflict resolution ability of young thinkers.

For the occasion, business journalist and Apeejay alumna Bhavya Kaushal was invited as the Chief Guest on the first day of the conference while alumna Preranana Malhotra graced the event on the second day.

To begin the event, the school authorities and guests gathered for the ceremonial lighting of the lamp. A graceful invocation dance was also presented, leaving the audience mesmerised.

Addressing the audience, AK Sharma, school principal, spoke about the significance of the MUN Conference in the way it challenges students to come up with meaningful solutions to pressing global issues. It empowers them to become effective change agents and leaders of the future, he said.

The chief guest took to the stage to express her delight at being part of the experience. She highlighted MUN as a great platform to develop an understanding of international debate, negotiation, and diplomatic relations.

The secretary general of Falcon MUN 2022, Mihika Gupta, declared the conference open. The organising committee of Falcon MUN 2022 was introduced through a video presentation, which also unveiled the general and specific agendas of the two-day conference.

The two-day conference witnessed the participation of 230 delegates from schools across Delhi NCR, where students examined nuances of active diplomacy in the most authentic simulation of UN Procedures. The conference simulated eight committees–United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), United Nations Security Council (UNSC), United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), All India Political Parties Meet (AIPPM), United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW), United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and International Press Corps (IPC).

The topics discussed ranged from gender equality and human rights to more specific issues like Russia-Ukraine war, rise of cryptocurrency, and the threat of terror funding.

The conference came to a close with the announcement of prizes by the Executive Board members. The Best School Delegation was bagged by Apeejay School, Panchsheel Park. The participants received prizes for The Best Delegate and won High Commendation and Special Mention in their respective committees. The event concluded with a formal Vote of Thanks proposed by Mihika.

Disha Roy Choudhury is a Principal Correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. She has worked as a journalist at different media organisations. She is also passionate about music and has participated in reality shows.