Welcome to the official site of The Peace Mission, 2013

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Position Papers

Delegates,

The deadline for the submission of Position Papers is the 29th of June, Saturday. They are to be sent to the following e-mail IDs :

1. Human Rights Council – chairpersonhrc@gmail.com

2. The All-India Meet, 1944 – chairpersonaim@gmail.com

3. Counter-Terrorism Committee – chairpersonctc@gmail.com

4. Security Council – chairpersonsc@gmail.com

Please note that the Position Papers are to be submitted in MS Word format and should not be more than two pages long. The document should have an introduction to the topic, state the country/portfolio’s stance very clearly on the agenda and also contain a a few proposals to solve the crisis being discussed. Kindly contact the respective Chairpersons if you have any queries.

Itinerary

Orientation, 29th of June, 2013 :-

Reporting time – 2 PM
Committees disperse – 2:15 PM
Orientation ends – 3 PM

Conference Days :-

5th of July, 2013 -
Registration : 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Opening Ceremony commences : 10 AM
The Peace Mission, 2013 is declared open : 11 AM
Committees commence : 11:30 AM
Committees break for Lunch : 1:30 PM
Committees resume : 2:30 PM
Committees break : 5 PM

6th of July, 2013 -
Committees resume : 8:30 AM
Committees break for Lunch : 1 PM
Committees resume : 2 PM
Committees break : 4 PM

7th of July, 2013 -
Committees resume : 8:30 AM
Committees end : 1 PM
Lunch : 1 PM – 2 PM
Closing Ceremony commences – 3 PM
The Peace Mission, 2013 ends – 4 PM

The Study Guides, Conference Handbook and Allotments are up!

The Conference Handbook can be found here.

The Study Guide for The All-India Meet, 1944 can be found here .
The Allotments for The All-India Meet, 1944 can be found here.

The Study Guide for the Security Council can be found here.
The Allotments for the Security Council can be found here.

The Study Guide for the Human Rights Council can be found here.
The Allotments for the Human Rights Council can be found here.

The Study Guide for the Counter-Terrorism Committee can be found here.
The Allotments for the Counter-Terrorism Committee can be found here.

Secretary-General’s Address

Falak Vasa, Secretary-General

The United Nations was not created to take mankind to heaven, but to save humanity from hell.— Dag Hammarskjold, Secretary-General, 1953-1961

Delegates,

It is my utmost honour to extend the warmest welcome possible to each and every one of you to the third Model United Nations organized by St. Thomas’ Boys’ School, Kidderpore : The Peace Mission, 2013. What had started out as an experimental venture two years ago has now developed into one of the biggest and most awaited Model United Nations in Eastern India. The Peace Mission, 2013, aims to push its boundaries and emerge as an even more magnanimous and grander Model United Nations than ever before. The Conference will take place on the 5th, 6th and 7th of July, 2013 with a majestic Opening Ceremony on the 5th and the Closing Ceremony on the 7th of July to follow.

The Peace Mission has always exhibited something unique to set it apart from any other Model United Nations; be it our close association with the delegates, the magnificent Opening and Closing Ceremonies, or the unique nature of our committees. We have always strived to make The Peace Mission experience memorable. This year, with four well-balanced committees, we assure you an unforgettable experience. In order to know the causes of our present, we need to understand our past and in order to realize the consequences of our present we need to look into the future. With this ideology, The Peace Mission, 2013, will introduce two present-day committees, one historic (alternate) and one futuristic committee in order to cover all aspects of international peace. From the volatile situation in North Korea to be discussed in the UNSC, to the fairly neglected human rights violations in this increasingly violent world to be debated upon in the UNHRC, to the plunge into the modern era with cyber crime becoming more grave with time, to be deliberated upon in the UNCTC, to a domestic approach in an alternate world, in the AIM, The Peace Mission, 2013, has it all.

The world, today, is in turmoil as has always been. The world, today, needs us as it always has. The world, today, is changing as it always has been. The only thing that is constant in the world, is change, and you, as delegates, are to decide whether this change is to be for the better or for the worse. The responsibility upon your shoulders is great and so is the deteriorating situation of the world. The Peace Mission, 2013, will test all of its participants to the limit and those who emerge unscathed will be the pioneers of peace. Oratory skills, diplomacy, creative thinking with practical implications and the will to promote peace are just some of the qualities that will help you excel at the Conference.

I have been privileged enough to have been part of The Peace Mission since its very inception and am honoured to serve my last term as the Secretary-General. I take this opportunity to assure you of a dignified Secretariat which will be ever-ready to assist you in any way, including myself. Once again, I welcome you to The Peace Mission, 2013, and wish you the very best of luck.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
– Kofi Annan, Secretary-General, 1997-2006

Sincerely,

Falak Vasa,

Secretary-General,

The Peace Mission, 2013.

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