I feel extremely proud and equally privileged today, standing tall and presenting to you, the fourteenth edition of VJTI Model United Nations Conference, VJMUN XIX. I am honoured to serve as the Secretary General for this edition of the conference held on the 5th and 6th of January, 2019.
We at VJMUN have always taken a certain amount of pride in our legacy. Since its inception in 2006, VJMUN has always been known for its outstanding quality of debate, unique agendas and our trademark VJMUN hospitality. We have strived through the means of this conference to allow the growth of thought and to make an individual question the ways of the world, thus leading to the world becoming a better place because YOU choose to make it happen. With that very fundamental sentiment at our core, we have attracted young bright minds from all different backgrounds for thirteen consecutive years, making VJMUN a platform for THOUGHT.
This year, we simulate three exciting committees; The United Nations Security Council, The Historic Security Council and for the first time in the history of this conference, the Lok Sabha. We take you back in time to 1961, when Goa was struggling to be released of the Portuguese, and the SC had convened to discuss the acts of aggression committed by both sides. The Lok Sabha, after the decriminalization of Section 377 of the IPC, has now taken a step further to empower the proud members of the LGBT community by discussing the possibility of LGBT Marriage and civil partnership in India. The United Nations Security Council has decided to put down its foot to once and for all determine whether if some countries should be given the power of VETO which essentially overturns the decisions taken by the rest of the world. The International Press Corps, like always is a silent observer and the watchdog of democracy; they will ensure that the world knows the proceedings of the committees.
We are driven by our passion for knowledge and under the guidance of the experts in the field of debate and deliberation who form our Executive Board, we welcome you to VJMUN XIX. We welcome you to deliberate, think and create, for those are the qualities of a future leader.
Our Organising Committee will ensure that YOU, the delegates have an enriching experience in the two days that you spend at VJMUN XIX.
I will be looking forward to welcome all of you to VJMUN XIX.
The VJTI Model United Nations or ‘VJ MUN’ organized by Debate and Literary Activities, VJTI completed 13 years in January 2018. In 2019, while in its fourteenth iteration, we aim to innovate further and make the event more enjoyable and accessible to everyone. VJMUN presents an environment where delegates can debate and discuss innovative circumstances and unique events, the likes of which are rarely seen in MUNs today. Through two days of fiery debate, delegates will hopefully come a little closer to figuring out their role in the world that surrounds them and develop as citizens of the world in a truly unique sense. VJMUN’s mission is to spread awareness of international issues and ignite the spirit of diplomacy among students through these UN simulations.
The VJTI Model United Nations (VJMUN) is the oldest and one of the most prestigious MUNs held by any engineering college in Mumbai. It is organized and conducted by Debate and Literary Acitvities,VJTI, a student society whose secretariat comes from a diverse set of engineering streams and backgrounds. Each member of the secretariat shares a common interest in international relations and a motivation to make your experience a memorable one.
Other MUNs need to make sales pitches because they need your monetary patronage. We don't. We pride ourselves on staging committees that are second-to-none in debate, and immaculate in organization. VJMUN also remains one of the few MUNs that continue to host double delegation committees, where negotiation and debate can occur in tandem. We are committed to delivering an amazing delegate experience (lunch is not on the house, however refreshments, stationery and an amazing MUN experience is!). Those who have been a part of the VJMUN experience do not need a second invitation to apply. Come, be a part of our legacy!