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Bangladesh Model United Nations (BANMUN) 2014 Launched
The opening day of Bangladesh Model United Nations 2014 (BANMUN) started on Tuesday at 10 am in the OXFORD INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL.
It is a three day long conference organized by United Nations Youth and Students Association of Bangladesh (UNYSAB) for the sixth times in Bangladesh.
This time 300 students from 36 schools and colleges are participating as delegates under 10 committees. BANMUN is basically an academic simulation of the General Assembly of United Nations where students participate as delegates. The theme of this year’s BANMUN is ‘YOUTH FOR DEVELOPMENT’.
The conference started from 10am with the plenary session and after this plenary session committee sessions of 10 participating committees such as UNDP, UNEP, WTO, IMF and many others started.
During these sessions significant national and international issues such as Women and Children Rights violation in Syria, International migration and its effect on world economy etc. were addressed and discussed.
Through this dialogue sharing on these important issues the participating students formed working papers in every committee upon which they will discuss in coming two days of the conference.
The goal of this MUN conference is to get a resolution paper on these crises issues. After the committee sessions a grand opening ceremony of the conference was arranged.
During the opening ceremony Professor Dr. Dalem Chandra Barman (Vice Chancellor, ASA University), Fayaz Murshed (Director General, UN & Human Rights, Ministry of Foreign Affairs) on behalf of Syeda Muna Tasneem (Director General, UN & Human Rights, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh), MD. Maniruzzaman (Officer-in-Charge) were present.
Referring to the long working relation of Ministry of Foreign Affairs with UNYSAB Fayaz Murshed says in his speech, “We have been working with UNYSAB almost for six years. This time BANMUN has chosen YOUTH FOR DEVELOPMENT as their theme which is really very appreciating to engage youths with the national as well as the global developmental issues.”
After the opening ceremony a pleasant cultural program was arranged for the participants to recreate. There were also some other interesting segments like BELLESSIMO BREAK and SCHOOL FEST where the delegates and organizers participated in recreational activities.
BANMUN 2014 will be formally concluded with a gala closing ceremony in 26th June where honorable foreign minister and other guests will confer awards to the participants and organizers of this grand event.