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Bhavan's Model UN from August 1-3

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, July 28, 2014
First Published: 19:58 IST(28/7/2014) | Last Updated: 20:03 IST(28/7/2014)

Forty-three schools, including two from Pakistan, will participate in the fifth edition of Bhavan Vidyalaya's the Model United Nations Conference - BVCMUN - which will take place from August 1-3 next month on the school's premises in Sector 27.

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Themed 'Ad Astra Per Adversa'- a Latin phrase meaning  'to the stars through adversities' - this year's BVCMUN will see 286 students participate in the mega event. DPS Noida, Tagore International, Vasant Vihar; GD Goenka, New Delhi and Lawrence School, Sanawar, are some renowned schools that will be a part of the three-day conference.

Six committees - United Nations General Assembly, Disarmament and International Security, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, United Nations Convention Against Corruption - Conference of State Parties (CoSP), United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, United Nations Security Council and Indo-Pak Special Meet on Kashmir will feature in this year's Model United Nations. Global issues such as the role and responsibility of private military companies in an armed conflict, children in armed conflict, acts of fraud, misconduct and wrong doing amounting to criminal intent by those in peacekeeping forces mandated by United Nations, the question of space debris in earth's orbit and atmosphere, situation in Crimea and the Issue of Kashmir will be discussed.

Over 150 students and several members of the school staff are organising the event. Bhavan Vidyalaya principal Vineeta Arora said, “An orientation session was also organised last week on the school premises for participants, especially the first timers, to explain rules and procedures of Model United Nations.

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