With the theme “Sustainable Development Ensuring Preservation of Environment”, CCPC Model United Nations 2017 was held from July 26-29, 2017, at Chittagong Cantonment Public College, marking the inception of institutional school Model United Nations (MUN) in the port city.
MUN is a simulation of the proceedings of United Nations (UN) which introduces students to the world of diplomacy, negotiation, and decision making. At MUNs, students step into the shoes of ambassadors of member states of UN where they are known as “delegates”, and debate on issues or “agendas” assigned to them. They prepare draft resolutions, plot strategy, negotiate with supporters and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the UN's rules of procedure – all in the interest of resolving problems that affect the world.
CCPC Model United Nations 2017 (CCPCMUN 2017) highlighted the role of MUN in creating the leaders of tomorrow - a platform where every voice matters. The conference, organised by CCPC Model United Nations Club was the first ever institutional school level MUN in Chittagong, which hosted over 200 students from all over the country who participated as delegates of different countries of the world. With the lowest registration fees offered for a four day conference, CCPCMUN 2017 was a sheer reflection of its motto – “low cost, high quality”, highlighting an initiative to make MUN accessible to all.
Spanning across seven committees – United Nations Security Council, Bangladesh Parliament, UNGA1: Disarmament and International Security, Human Rights Council, UNICEF, UN Women and International Press, and twelve agendas highlighting the most pressing issues of the world, CCPCMUN 2017 lived up to its promise of an intense four days of diplomatic battle. The delegates engaged themselves in heated debates and negotiated their way to drafting resolutions to be presented and voted upon in the closing plenary.
Major General Jahangir Kabir Talukder, GOC, 24th Infantry Division, graced the occasion of the closing ceremony with his presence as the chief guest, which took place at Bhatiyari Golf and Country Club in July 29, 2017.
Twenty-six delegates from seven committees were awarded in the closing ceremony, marking the end of four days of a thrilling journey of diplomacy.