SOA International Model United Nations
"Where the world of diplomats collide."
7-9 Aug 2020
This year Siksha 'O' Anusandhan (Deemed to be University) hosted the 3rd edition of its Model United Nations Conference. Participants from across the globe came to be part of this event.Students from all age group engaged in the discussion of real-world problems and tried to find a feasible solution.
From the President:
It gives me immense pleasure to know that students of SOA (Deemed to be University) are organizing the SOA International Model United Nations (SOA INTERNATIONAL MUN) from August 9 to 11, 2019.
The Model UN is a unique concept and such programs can go a long way in expanding the intellectual frontiers of students enabling them to understand issues that have been agitating leaders and masses on the global platform. It will help them to learn more about the world around them and make them realize that there is much more to life outside their textbooks transforming them into active, concerned global citizens.
Programs such as the Model UN are known to help students to become confident, pick up the threads of leadership and learn diplomatic skills. It provides a great opportunity to them to work in a team atmosphere, ignite their interest in research and brush their public speaking skills. In a globalised environment, what the students think and speak is of unique value as their ideas and voices go everywhere.
The event, I hope, will be a lifetime experience for the students and help them all along their career. I wish the organizers and participants of SOA MUN-2019 all success in their noble endeavour.
Prof. Manojranjan Nayak
Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (Deemed to be University)
From the Vice Chancllor:
SOA INTERNATIONAL MUN 2019 is set to take place in the era of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of Things and Cloud Computing. The process of academic pedagogy as well as sustainable skill transfer is overwhelmingly dependent on the simulators. From complex surgical procedures on human body performed with the aid of robotic technology, to the deft navigation of an aircraft caught in the throes of a fearsome tempest, the ecosystem of simulation plays a vital role in our increasingly technology-driven struggle for existence. The super-specialisations in this dispensation comprise many diverse elements.
But geopolitical developments do not necessarily subscribe to the concept of simulators. They call for well-delineated action akin to surgical strikes. India as a nation is now quite familiar to such precision-based exercises contributing to the process of nation-building. Nation building also entails the engagement of our future leaders, the youth of today, whose pristine outlook can be meticulously moulded though a process of inspired participation. Model United Nations. Colloquially known as MUN, this is the ideal educational simulation in which youngsters from schools, colleges and universities can learn about and practice the art of diplomacy, international relations and global security, based on the fundamental policy of interdependent coexistence on a platform of independence. MUN eventually represents the best in education that fosters divergent thinking, promotes creativity and the challenge to find many possible answers to solve real world problems. And this is exactly what Siksha 'O' Anusandhan (SOA) stands for. Through SOAMUN, for once the teachers stop overseeing the students but get an opportunity to learn and think from the next generation. After the remarkable success of its earlier editions, the next offering of SOAMUN is on the horizon. The students of SOA are all set to organize this in the month of August, 2019.
As I extend my Best Wishes for its success, I must personally invite you to this event and encourage you to savour the taste of SOA INTERNATIONAL MODEL UNITED NATIONS 2019 which I promise you, shall also be dipped in the rich culture, heritage, culinary marvels and traditional welcome of Odisha.
Prof Amit Banerjee
Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (Deemed to be University)
From the Convenor:
I am extremely happy that Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Deemed to be University is hosting the 3-day SOA International Model United Nations (SOAMUN) Conference from August 9 to 11, 2019.
This will be the third edition of SOA International Model United Nations Conference to be held in this Deemed to be University which is ranked 24th in the country by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of the HRD Ministry.
It is exhilarating to know that over 600 delegates from different states besides Indonesia and Bangladesh will be attending the event and six committees will debate.
We will be looking forward to three days of quality debates which will provide us an insight to the thinking of our young people in a rapidly shrinking world amidst a technological explosion. I wish this conference all success.
Dr. Jyotiranjan Das
SOA MODEL UNITED NATIONS'19
From the Secretary General:
SIKSHA O ANUSANDHAN has always assured that it's students receive everything at it's best, finest and of a superlative quality. Being a part of this grand University makes me feel both, elite and privileged.
The entire MUN circuit aims in providing solutions and ideas to maintain peace globally but in this huge process, we usually miss the future generation. In this 6 months journey of moulding our 3rd edition into shape and after traveling to different places, we learned and understood that the term MUN or the phrase Model United Nations itself, is still incomprehensible to a lot out there. It has been our solitary motive from then to educate that part of the crowd and make them feel that their opinions and their voices matter.
Having the opportunity this time, we have made sure we provide an international platform to the new comers where they are treated equally, can raise their views on a topic with no cross questions, understand and moreover, instil the importance of global peace into them.
Hence, I would like to invite all the young diplomats from all around the world to be a part of SOA International Model United Nations 2019, to deliberate and infer some striking solutions to the agendas.
Shree Swarupa Padhi