The United Nations Peace Keeping Forces Council (UNPKFC) based in Thailand organized the virtual Model United Nations (UNPKFC MUN2021) on 27th April with theme the Theme “Spirit of Sustainable Development Goals”.
This Mega Virtual Conference was well received with a total 511 young delegates from all over the world taking part in it. This UNPKFC MUN was well collaborated by senior members from UN Agencies such as UNHCR (the Refugees Agency), OHCHR (Human Rights Agency) and was honored to have the support from the Royal Thai Family & Royal Thai Government. On hand to deliver his Opening Address by Dr. Sultan Azam Temuri
Inspector General of Police
Acting Police Commissioner
United Nations–African Union Mission in Darfur(UNAMID), HRH Major MomRajawong General Waiyawat Jakraphan, the Highest Commander of UNPKFC and H.E. Momloung Sonthornchai Jayangkula, Secretary to the Cabinet, Ministry of Interior in the Prime Minister Office, Thailand.
UNPKFC are indeed honored by the virtual presence of Her Eminence Ms. Jennifer Harrison, Associate External Relations Officer, UNHCR Representation in Thailand who presented a knowledgeable and inspirational speech to our young delegates.
This highly successful virtual Conference was Organized by the United Nations Peace Keeping Forces Council HQ Team with Datu’ Dr.Aphinita Chaichana, Global Commander of UNPKFC, as the Committee Chairperson and Co-Chaired by Dr. Lye Ket Yong, Senior Director (Diplomatic & Foreign Affairs) of UNPKFC together with the Managing Co-Chair of Dr. Rantastia Nur Alangan.
Moderating this fabulous virtual event was an experienced Media Professional Mr. Laxman Datt Pant from Nepal, who did a wonderful job of moderating this 6 hours program.
A total of 21 International student Delegates representing various Countries presented their Papers on current global issues based on the context of the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals. There was also two teams of Eight Delegates who debates brilliantly on the Topic ““The economic and social consequences of lockdown (stay-at-home) orders could cause more harm than the COVID-19 virus.”
The Objectives of the Model United Nation (MUN) was successfully met, as students participants gained knowledge of International affairs, diplomacy, communication skills, achieving consensus, leadership qualities and making resolutions for a better tomorrow.
The “Best Overall Student Delegates Award” was awarded to Ms. Nia Norakidze from Georgia. For The Great Debates, Team B (Red) was declared the Winner with the following team members:
1. Ms. Sanjana Timsina (Nepal)
2. Ms. Chhavii Sharma (India)
3. Mr. Prince Sundar Rao (India)
4. Ms. Divya Acharya (Thai/Nepal)
UNPKFC MUN 2021 made history as the first NGO to organize and successfully conducted the Model United Nation (MUN) Virtually through Zoom, with Debates as its highlight.
Overall the Management and Organizing Committee are indeed happy with this success and as informed by Amb.Datu.Dr.Aphinita Chaichana, UNPKFC will be coming up with many such events for this year and upcoming years.
Model United Nations (MUN) is a simulation of the United Nations and its specialized agencies organized by high school and university students. It was first held by Harvard University students in the United States in 1925 as the Model League of Nations. After the League of Nations went dissolved, the first modern-form of MUN was hosted by Harvard University
in 1955. The form of debate, then, spreads across the globe until the present day.
Students attending MUN conferences will learn to solve problems as world leaders or as policymakers in a diplomatic manner. They will act as diplomats of a designated country representing in a United Nations conference and participate in their respective committees. They will debate, discuss, and draft a resolution under the protocols of the United Nations on behalf of their assigned countries.