UWC Mahindra College monthly newsletter

Sunday, October 3, 2010


Congratulations to the following students who were recently selected to take part in the Model United Nations (CHEMUN) in Chennai which is set up by the students of the American International School of Chennai:

2nd years: Yanna,Mathew,Karan H,Alokik,Neal and1st years: Divir, Remmelt, Gautam, Avineesh,Caner,Rickie and Yuefan

CHEMUN is a Chennai based, academic simulation of the original UN that “aims to educate participants about civics, current events, effective communication, globalisation and multilateral diplomacy. In a standard Model UN, students take on roles of diplomats and participate in a simulated session of an intergovernmental organisation (IGO).”
Participants research a country, take on roles as diplomats, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems. This is especially relevant in today’s world where students can discuss, debate and make their own policy decisions on various topics. And it goes without saying that the MUN is one of the hotspots for networking and building relationships.
The idea of MUN-ing is still in a nascent stage in the southern part of the country, specifically Chennai, with most of the quality ones being held in the north. However, this is a regular in most of the national law colleges and some engineering colleges that have experienced MUN-ers as students. In fact there are whole groups, communities across the electronic media solely dedicated to this cause. It provides the valuable opportunity to understand globalisation in its true sense…

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