MRU conducted its first Intra College Model United Conference on September 26, 2019. This is a concept encouraged by the UN itself. It was a full day conference organized by Department of Student Welfare MRU. Students from MRU, MRIIRS and MRDC were invited to participate.
Preparing for, and participating in, a Model UN conference can help students and young people develop leadership skills as well as research, writing, public speaking and problem-solving skills. The imperative of devising solutions that are acceptable to a majority of the state’s present engenders skills of negotiation, conflict resolution and cooperation.
The committee seated for the day was UNGA-DISEC. The Agenda for the conference was Use of Artificial Intelligence and Drones in areas of armed conflict. Every participant was allotted his or her respective countries beforehand. A workshop to prepare students and to familiarize them with the ROPs and the Human Rights Charter was also conducted prior to the event on September 20, 2019.
The conference started with 25 countries as a part of the General Assembly. The Council was addressed by Namit Aman (CSE 3rd year) as the Secretariat for the assembly. All the participants chose to be present and voting. Motions addressed in the assembly for which moderated caucuses were held were, The Use of AI in military areas, Unethical and Uninformed use of AI in civilian areas and the Implementation of AI and laws associated with its implementation. The proceedings of the conference were formal with the unmoderated caucuses as and when required.
Students came well researched with the foreign policies of the country they represented.With well-informed speeches from each delegate. The GSL invited questions from other delegates who raised their concerns by questioning the speaker or through communication via chit.
Lastly a crisis situation was administered by the chairperson to which the delegates had to find viable, pragmatic solutions.
The council was adjourned by the final vote of all the council members and was followed by a congratulatory speech by Sh. Jaideep Singh concluded by the prize distribution ceremony.
The prizes were awarded as follows:
High Commendation- Tushita Garg MRDC (Delegate of Ukraine) (Air Falcons)
First honourable mention- Gauri Ranjan MRDC (Delegate of Israel) (Forest Rhinos)
Second honourable mention- Raunak Rastogi B. Tech CSE MRU (Delegate of France) (Air Falcons)
Winners were awarded with cash prizes by Prof. Jaideep Singh (Director Industry Interaction)Dr.Shruti Vashist(Dean Student Welfare), Ms.Nitika (Cultural Co-ordinator) and Mr. Abhishek Bhardwaj (President Student Council-DSW).