SAI International, hosted the annual SAI Model United Nations Conference on July 29th & 30th, 2022 in a blended format (Offline and Online) in which over 720 delegates from six countries—Japan, UAE, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and India participated. The inaugural session was graced by Samir Ranjan Das, Minister, Department of School & Mass Education, Odisha.
SAIMUN Conference is considered as one of India’s largest MUN and is a duly accredited registered event of United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan (UNIC), under the aegis of the United Nations (UN) and follows the UN4MUN procedures. environment to find probable solutions to many of the daunting real-world challenges. SAIMUN 2022, had total 11 committees each for Classes IX-X and XI-XII, with interesting and stimulating agendas on global policies. This year the XI and XII committees included Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL), United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW), and United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Committees for Classes IX and X included United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Security Council (UNSC), International Labour Organization (ILO), World Health Organization (WHO), and Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM).SAIMUN 2022 is scrupulously designed to provide the best of the learning to the participants, with an amalgamation of innovative and enriching activities aided by technology.
The delegation of Classes XI and XII discussed on the contemporary global issues such as “Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the US against Cuba”, “Decoding Climate Disasters : The global climate change combat strategy as part of the 2030 agenda”, “Situation of human rights in Ukraine stemming from the Russian aggression” “Regulation of the Rare Earth Mineral Trade”, Meeting the global uneven gender pay gap”, “Emergency Session : Announcement of a special military operation by The Russian Federation in Ukraine”.
The delegation of Classes IX and X discussed on the contemporary global issues such as “SDG4 Education 2030: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong opportunities for all”, “Decent work and the agenda for 2030 sustainable development: Global growth in productive employment”, “The Immunization Agenda 2030: A global strategy to leave no one behind” and the “Standard minimum rules for the treatment of prisoners”.
SAIMUN is an attempt to create awareness among the young minds on the various pressing issues that affect mankind, resources, as well as our planet. It provides a stimulating
Students from Harsha Memorial, a SAI International adopted School for deaf and mute sparked the global forum with their bright smiles. 14 OAVS (Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan) Schools from Balangir, Bargarh, Deogarh, Ganjam, Gajapati, Kalahandi, Kandmahal, Keonjhar, Koraput, Malkangiri, Mayurbhanj, Nabrangpur, Nuapada, and Subarnapur districts participated in SAIMUN 2022.
15 Round Square school, Okinawa Amicus International and Kogakuin Senior High School of Kogakuin University participated from Japan, Starehe Boys Centre and School from Kenya, Indian High School from UAE and Cadet College Hasanabdal from Pakistan were a part of the delegation form abroad at SAIMUN 2022. The Indian Round Square Schools namely Modern School, Barakhamba, New Delhi, The Doon School form Dehradun, Singapore International School from Mumbai, Global Public School from Kochi, Delhi Public School, Rohini, New Delhi, Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya, Gwalior, DAV Modern School, Chandigarh, K. C Public School, Jammu, Sun Beam Varuna Varanasi, Sun Beam Lahartara Varanasi, L.K. Singhania Education Centre Gotan, Rajasthan, Yadavindra Public School, Patiala and Step by Step from Noida participated as RS Schools from India. New AL Warood School from Dubai and many other schools from Bhubaneswar and Cuttack also participated in the SAIMUN 2022.
The SAI Tribune was released in the closing session by Chief Guest Bishnupada Sethi, IAS, Principal Secretary, School and Mass Education Department, Government of Odisha.