With a motive to educate students about public speaking, debate, diplomacy, problem-solving, persuasive writing, and teamwork, the conference Xavier Academy Model United Nation (XAMUN) was held in Dhulikhel Mountain Resort, Dhulikhel on 12-14 September. It was attended by 124 delegates and 8 Executive Board members from Nepal, India and Bangladesh. The participants formed committees and discussed agendas directly or indirectly linked to World Peace.
The event commenced in presence of Prof. Dr. Narad Nath Bharadwaj (Ambassador to the State of Qatar) as Chief Guest, Prof. Dr. Pramod Bahadur Shrestha (Former Chairperson of XA), Mr. Prakash Shrestha (Acting principal of XA) and Mr. Prajwol Koirala (Principal of Rivera International Academy) as Distinguished Guests, and the delegates and representatives from home and abroad.
The Conference simulated five United Nation Committees: The United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC), The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW), and Press Crops. The delegates on the committees deliberated on various agenda, viz., Assessing the Israel-Palestine Conflict with the Article 30 of the UNSC, Combating Violence against Female Migrant Workers, Combating Cyber Terrorism, and so on. They openly discussed agendas with pros and cons, and clear national stances. Press Corps, unlike other committees, did not represent a single country, but worked for International News Outlets. The members carried out all the possible duties and responsibilities of unbiased journalists, reporting the ongoing activities within the time frame, and exploring the field of journalism.
As its refreshing parts, the conference also had some social events, such as Global Village, Candle Light Dinner, etc. following the all-day sessions of debating, discussing, lobbying, writing and critically thinking. In Global Village, delegates showcased their hidden talent, and in Candle Light Dinner the delegates drove off all their fatigue, having a candlelight dinner in tranquility. As the third social event, they danced together making the event further memorable.
Interestingly, around 70% of the delegates were beginners; however they tried their best to have good exposure. The debates they had were commendably promising. They had their own new experiences of thinking promptly, making critical decisions, etc. As a whole, XAMUN 2019 was a tremendous success on the ground of amazing endeavors the 7 organizing committee members had made incessantly. With diverse patterns of preparations and round-the-clock readiness to take up challenges and resolve crises with zeal and zest ultimately made the complete event really a tour de force.