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THE SISMUN CHRONICLES
Website www.sisindia.net
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Since 2010
SISMUN 2014 SUCCESS STORY
Singapore International School and the delegates
of SISMUN 2014 were graced by the presence of the
esteemed guest Anil Kapoor. A famous name not
only in Bollywood but also across the globe, this
star needs no introduction. The Head of school,
Mrs. Sharonee Mullick, in front of an extremely
excited audience filled with'jhakaas'fans
felicitated him and welcomed him to SISMUN
2014. Mr. Anil Kapoor shared his life
experience, his early days in the film industry
and spoke about the importance of education and
resilience. On questioning Mr. Kapoor on the
importance of the film industry as a platform for
raising social awareness, he stated, Today,
films have a greater reach and a wider audience
than ever before, this has created a platform so
very vital for the promotion of social Causes.
Globalization has made the world smaller today
what happens in South Africa has an impact on
Philippines. Internationalism and globalization
have instilled a conscious within every
individual to be the best they can not only for
themselves but also for the greater good. The
delegates were very grateful for the privilege of
having an experienced and intellectual person a
conducting an interactive session with
them. After two days of fun-Mun and healthy
debate, SISMUN 2014 came to an even exciting end.
The chief guests, Mr. Tushar Gandhi the great
grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and (Dr.) Father Fazer
Mascarenhas, principal of St. Xavier's Collage
Mumbai, honored Singapore international school
and the delegates of SISMUN 2014 with their
esteemed presence. While Mr. Gandhi shared with
us some of the lesser-known but extremely
inspiring stories of The Mahatma and the
importance of 'servants ' and not just 'leaders',
Father Frazer spoke about some immensely
important qualities of a successful person such
as compassion and commitment. Another highly
experienced theater persona, and an important
advisor to the several agencies of United
Nations Mr. Pranab Mukherjee gave a speech on
the true meaning and significance of MUNing. It
was truly a privilege to have these highly
experienced guests at SISMUN 2014.
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A Singapore International School student, Karl
Anish Louis gave an excellent start to the
closing experience by giving a mesmerizing
performance. He played the guitar on the song
'clarity'. Following this, several students
performed a dance fusion of contemporary,
semi-classical and jazz on the song 'Skyfall' by
Adele. And, finally the much awaited award
ceremony began! The esteemed chief guests awarded
delegates for their active participation and
contribution. Awards were presented for the
following categories Best Delegate, Outstanding
Delegate, and Honorable Mention for each
committee. The Photojournalism journalism
contest consisting of photo-essays and videos,
which was judged by Mr. Raj Kumar Hirani, had
awards for the following categories under 16 and
under 18. Finally, the most awaited awards of
SISMUN 2014, the largest delegation, most
outstanding delegation and the best delegation
award where given out to S.M. Shetty
International School, Dhirubhai Ambani
International School and Singapore International
School respectively. At this high note, SISMUN
2014 came to an end!
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UNGA United Nations General Assembly
World Water Resources Exploited Full Membership
of Palestine Somaliland Questioned
The committee comparatively progressed much
vigorously today. It continued to confront the
issue of the corporate takeover of the world's
water resources.The delegates came up with
intelligent ideas, such as, the formation of a UN
affiliated body to keep a check on other
corporate bodies. However, the committee soon had
to deal with the sudden crisis that needed urgent
action. The crisis stated that the Prime
minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, got
kidnapped by an ambush attack on his convey
travelling to Jerusalem. The leader of Hamas
stated that if Palestinian rights were not given,
the future for the Zionists would be bleak. Many
delegates such as the delegates of Israel,
Palestine and Germany came up with brilliant
solutions for the crisis. While a few came up
with hilarious suggestions! Despite the crisis,
the delegate of Israel very confidently said, We
didn't bow down to them (Palestine) before, we
won't bow down to them today. This interesting
statement triggered intense debate in the
committee. Another witty statement made by the
delegate of Palestine, that further fuelled
debate in the committee was, "We will help Israel
free their Prime Minister only if they agree to
the terms and conditions that we put forth
considering their breach of international law due
to capturing of the Gaza script , the west back
and east Jerusalem". After a short heated
discussion, the delegate of Germany challenged
the delegate of Palestine resulting in a very
humorous and witty debate. On the question of
the full membership of Palestine as a member
state, the delegate of Palestine said, "We've
been denied the basic rights of existence from
all Israelis around the world. They also demanded
a road that cuts through Palestine in order to
protect Israeli safeguards. Our land has been
completely taken away" To this, the delegate of
Germany replied, "You'll never had a nation then
why do you'll claim land?" The delegate of
Palestine then mocked the delegate of Germany
when he said, "We belong in that territory. The
Israelis have no justification of being a
territory except for a 2000 year old rock that
probably got destroyed and doesn't even exist."
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This was followed up by another humorous
statement, "The UN recognizes Israel as a nation
and it doesn't recognize you (Palestine)." This
back and forth between the two delegates
continued until the time for the challenge
elapsed. All this heated discussion resulted in
the UNGA being a very lively, funny and witty
committee. There was definitely a distinct
improvement in the committee today. - Roshnit
Bhumra
UNU United Nations University
Franchising Of Simulated UN procedures to profit
making agencies
The first session of the UNU started off on a
good note with the introduction and passing of
two motions. Despite a few absentees, the session
went very smoothly and many delegates stood up to
speak without any reluctance. The committee
introduced a crisis that the Republic of Korea
was invading the South China Sea, which belongs
to Japan. The delegate of Japan stated that if
the Republic of Korea argues with Japan regarding
this issue, they would cut off all the relations
with them. Several heated discussions took place
as the delegates tried to come up with solutions.
The delegates proposed moderated caucuses for
topics such as possibilities of was between China
and Japan and involvement of Republic of Korea in
that war. The Delegate of Australia gave a very
controversial speech, which offended countries
like UK and Japan. This session was much better
than the previous sessions because of the
enthusiasm of the delegates. The chair personally
stood out of his way to explain to the delegates
the concept of a working paper after this motion
was passed.
This motion, created an edgy discussion between
the delegates who were divided into two groups of
allies. One group consisted of Republic of Korea,
USA, Germany, Italy, Australia and Brazil and the
other group comprised of Iran, Russia, Japan,
United Kingdom and France. The head chair told
them to come up with hilarious names for their
working paper. The titles suggested were 'Miley
Cyrus' and 'What The Chink'. The working paper
was successfully passed and the chair of this
committee was pleased with the work of his
delegates. Though a resolution was not passed as
of yet, the chair had high hopes for his
committee members. Upon interviewing a first time
Mun-ner I found out that both the chairs had led
the delegates well and she learned a lot in these
two days. SISMUN was a rewarding experience for
all delegates of this committee. - PRATHA BHATIA
Press Team SISMUN 2014 Head Of Press Riya
Awtaney Editor-In-Chief Megha Thakker,
Vrishank Menon Head Of Photography Dhruv
Thakker, Raya Mohan
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SISMUN GLOBAL
UNSC United Nations Security Council
World Water Resources Exploited Full Membership
of Palestine Somaliland Questioned
Like Day1, the atmosphere was soaked in
enthusiasm. The Security Council was buzzing with
anxious excitement as the delegates came in an
hour before committee began to discuss working
papers. Today the committee set foot onto its
second agenda whether or not to grant autonomy
to Hong Kong and Macau. While discussing the
limitations of the SC, the delegates of the UNSC
accepted the fact that this agenda is China's
internal affair but nonetheless agreed to provide
conclusive advice. The delegate of china
acknowledged that if the UNSC can provide viable
solution, then China will establish the suggested
changes. Through their detailed points, the
delegates presented a series of after effects
making the session productive. "In the past few
years, Hong Kong and Macau have not faced any
major military crisis due to China's help via
defense forces. If we expect China to have its
own military in Hong Kong and Macau then we
shouldn't expect China to assist them in the
future." said the delegate of Brazil during the
moderated caucus discussing, military scenarios.
The committee looked at possible reasons for and
against Hong Kong and Macau's need for their own
military thus coming up with a substantial
working paper. After a series of heightened
conversations where the delegate of France
questioned the Security Council procedure
multiple times, the delegate of China responded
to the delegate of Argentina with verbal violence
as the former referred to the cultural conflicts
mentioned in the working paper as
'retarded'. Eventually, all the delegates
cohesively worked on their working paper
efficiently and they were allpassed. The
executive board pointed out that the committee
was running smoothly and the actual UNSC would
have had never agreed to this resolution as
countries have gone against their own foreign
policies. "I am not saying its bad. If this
actually happened, it would be great. Its just
that if you go to any other model united nations
conference you will face resistance as many
countries may not agree to the solution." said
the executive board member. Halfway through the
session the UNSC went into motion for
entertainment and the delegate of Togo danced to
an 80's Bollywood song. It was quite
hilarious! The resolution laid an outline
stating that SAR would have foreign relations
that would be transparent for China, encouraging
peace through bilateral talks.
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In an attempt to make the perfect draft
resolution, delegates asked logical questions,
gave challenges and debated. The delegate of
China made a presidential statement saying "China
feels that it has compromised enough and cannot
give Hong Kong and Macau more freedom as they
need to provide protection to Hong Kong, Macau
and China by themselves". The delegate of Brazil
taking advantage of this situation said, as China
is not ready to comprise any more and so this
resolution should fail. The main change made in
the draft resolution gives SAR power to select
their executive committee. Mistakes spotted out
also focused on racial and gender discrimination,
political and economical issues. Eventually
after a generous amount of debate and
discussions, the committee moved into formal
voting and the resolution was passed. A perfect
end to a productive day!
ILO International Labour Organisation
Labour norms in radiation areas Employment
opportunities in refugee camps
This session began with the presentation of the
working paper by the delegates of Libya, France,
Germany and the U.S.A. The delegates gave their
views on various parts of the working paper from
which many stated that the finance needed for
this kind of a resolution cannot be afforded. In
their paper, they mentioned about the cancer
patients but not the labourers who work in the
nuclear power plant. After many agreements and
disagreements the delegate of Russia challenged
the delegate of Australia. To begin this combat
Russia stated,Not all countries can have money
to buy lead. This working paper did not pass as
it was quite ambiguous it included only cancer
patients and the economic crisis was not
considered. Another committee session started
with the crises within Germany, where there was a
nuclear power plant spill which killed many
labourers and a new working paper was made by
Germany and France.There was then a question -
answer session on the Declaration on German
Nuclear Disaster. This motion was led out by the
delegate of Argentina. The delegates discussed
this topic and it was followed by the motion of
amendment by the delegate of Russia. Theworking
paper for this had clauses such as the workers
should wash themselves before and after their
work to protect themselves from radiations.
However, this was rejected as while the
radiations enter a person's body, they would not
have the time to wash one-self as specified by
the delegate of Russia. After a lot of
discussion, they voted and clause 3 was deleted.
There was then an amendment on deleting clause 4
as well but that failed. Soon there was a motion
for entertainment and the delegates enjoyed
themselves. On the whole, the committee had
productive debate and also enjoyed themselves
through some dance and music. - Shivika Adhwaryu,
Hiya Hinduja and Ankika Menon
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SISMUN GLOBAL
UNESCO United Nations Educational Scientific
Cultural Organistion
Aid for maintenance of world heritage sites
The chairs began the committee session with great
enthusiasm and the delegates were too looking
forward to another day of SISMUN. The first
motion was for an unmoderated caucus to discuss
working papers and to share their insights onto
the topic with other countries.The chairs seemed
satisfied with the number of working papers that
came up and were happy to see that the long hours
of debate had finally paid off. The vice chair -
Payal Chandak, proposed to be the delegate of
Sweden to challenge the authors of the working
paper. Consecutively, Abhishek Pillai entered the
committee as the guest delegate of India to then
challenge the vice chair on the basis of the
points mentioned before. These challenges not
only helped other delegates to analyzeand vote
but also changed the outlook of the
committee. A working paper finally passed and so
a motion for entertainment was permitted.When
asked, the chair, Shreeram Shankar mentioned that
he might've had higher expectations but
considering most of the committee consisted of
first or second time munners, he felt that the
progress made was good. He also did say that in
the beginning the committee was struggling but
now has overcome that. All in all, the committee
continued to have more debate to cover all areas
of the agenda and aimed to pass a draft
resolution by the end of the session - Devika
Goswami
AU African Union
Piracy in the Somali Waters Right to free
education to rehabilitated child soldier
Today's committee progressed at a uniform speed.
The delegates had a healthy round of debates,
which only went on for a few short minutes. The
committee began with a formal voting on a
directive, which was passed with a majority on
the topic Curbing maritime piracy in Somali
waters. The Chair, Ali Azgar, believes his
committee has been giving remarkable points,
which he credited to his outgoing and comforting
personality!
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Now, the chairs of this particular committee seem
to be very fond of the infamous 'motion for
entertainment' as it was passed several times in
two hours. Important issues such as 'Establishing
the right to free education for rehabilitated
child soldiers' were discussed in
committee. "The Delegate of Botswana challenged
the Delegate of Somalia and went on to have a
heated argument with him. The delegate of
Botswana raised crucial points and blatantly
accused the delegate Somalia of giving invalid
excuses and stating obvious facts, not relevant
to the topic. In the end, the chair adjourned the
debate on the grounds that the delegate of
Somalia has inadequate arguments. The Chair was
really delighted with the pace his committee was
moving on. Seeing this, he eased down and started
posing for the shutterbugs without noticing the
spilt coffee over his working papers. The
delegate of Senegal put forward interesting
points and urged other delegates to speak,
infusingrationality into the debate. This
committee clearly reflected the spirit of a
SISMUN. - Avisha Goyal
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SISMUN GLOBAL
NHRC National Human Rights Commission
Lowering the age of juvenile crime Amending
Pharmacy Act
The committee kicked off with a working paper
being presented by the delegate, Judge Yogesh
Khanna. There were many others who said
presidential statements. However, many delegates
started going against this working paper as it
did not clearly state the problems at hand, as
said by delegate Mabel Rebello. Judge Yogesh
Khanna understood his mistakes as he knew he left
some vital information. He wished that the paper
passed and amended later to further refine the
paper. But the paper did not pass and was
tabled. Delegates raised interesting points when
speaking about the consequences that juveniles
will face after completing their sentences, as
they spoke about how their employment would be
heavily affected and their families would have a
huge social breakdown. Though many delegates rose
the same points for example each one of the
delegates who spoke, spoke about the social
status of the family. A crime is a great offense
no matter how old one is, it's not easy for the
community to forgive and forget. One of the
delegates generated energy in the debate when the
delegate said that the committee needs to
financeawareness campaigns so that the youth does
not find themselves in this situation. Is it
possible for community service to re-establish
the offender's image? Will society ever accept
them of their mistakes? A challenge begun where
Judge Yogesh Khanna faced up against Shri M
Shivanna where the Judge suggested that the
committee completely changes its beliefs. Not
soon after a crisis took place, the committee
discussed the rape of an employee, Preeti Rao.
She was raped by a 17 year old boy called Kumar
Sharma and the following night she was raped
again by a 13 year old boy called Karan Raja who
happens to be friends with Kumar Sharma. To avoid
shame she bought hydrochloric acid from a nearby
pharmacy. Her body was discovered the next
morning by a street sweeper. She was in fact
dead. When delegates were asked to speak based
on the crises many insisted to enforce a new
juvenile age. The seriousness of the topic became
higher as delegates started to talk about the
real problem at hand. Who would pay compensation
to the family? Whose fault is it truly? The
specification of these crimes needs to be
justified. Delegates raised many questions based
on this crisis, such as whether or not
there should be special law enforcement for
crimes like rape. The delegates ended the crisis
by passing a declaration by Shree M Shivanna, and
co-authored by Mabel Rebello. However not all
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delegates agreed. Justice Shri K.G Balakrishnan
amended clause 9 sub clause, thus making the
declaration up to standards. One of the
delegates recommended Capital Punishment, but
this idea was distastefully thrown aside. On the
whole, NHRC lived up to its expectations - Samit
Godhania
JCC Indian Union Cabinet State Council Of
People's Republic Of China
Sino - Indian border conflict
Union Cabinet of Ministers of India For JCC,
things were not as quiet as yesterday. As the
committee session began, things started to heat
up and the delegates were ready for a debate! It
seemed like the Minister of Science and
Technology and the Minister of Defense were
getting the atmosphere intense. However, they
were able to control their emotions and through
diplomacy, they gave rise to a peaceful
discussion. The committee session went on as
they updated information about the flag meeting.
The delegates were so involved in the discussion
that they did not want to leave the committee or
have an un-moderated caucus, which would waste
their precious Minister Time Just to make the
committee session a little exciting and to
lighten the intense atmosphere, Head chair,
Aryaman Jalota and vice chair, Rishav Mehta
decided that the delegates should rhyme their
speeches but unfortunately, it did not work out.
But the press team still appreciates this effort
put in by the chairs and delegates. Just when
the committee seemed to lose its enthusiasm, the
logistics team and the chairs decided to send
anonymous chits to cheer up the delegates and add
a little bit of spice in the committee session.
Meanwhile, the delegates were voting for the
resolution about the military action at the
Sino-Indian border. On the whole, the committee
actually had some valid points and we assure you
that JCC delegates are on their way to be
proficient delegates. All the best! - Peony
Chinoy State Council of People's Republic of
China The committee began at a slow pace in the
morning but it soon picked up and the delegates
became much more responsive. The Minister of
Justice's call for diplomacy in response to the
crisis was appreciated by the committee and the
Head of State Administration of Radio, Film and
Television seconded his views. However, before
they could come to a consensus, another update
informed them that two
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Chinese soldiers and one Indian soldier had been
killed. Tension hung across the room during a
challenge between the Minister of Justice and the
Defense Minister. The Ministers in charge of
Defense and Military urged the fellow delegates
to not bow down to India and insisted on sending
more troops as a display of their dominance. This
was met by an opposition from the Ministers of
Justice, Commerce and the Foreign
Minister. After a couple of further updates,
several Ministers accused the Indian media of
overhyping things and being biased towards the
Indians. Therefore any news reports could not be
fully believed and relied upon. At the end, the
delegates came up with a declaration which was
thoroughly discussed and amendments were
accepted. When asked to reveal the name of the
best delegate, the chair, Yash Naik said, As of
now, we are unclear as to who should be given
this award but there are 4 strong candidates- The
Minister of Justice, State Defense, Commerce and
Defense. He is expecting the delegates to come
up with realistic, new and creative solutions to
the problems at hand. - Pradhi Aggarwal
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SISMUN GLOBAL
Testimonials 2014
Supriya Johnson(Teacher from Chennai public
school) Yes, this is the first time we have come
to SISMUN and it is a wonderful experience.
Starting from the hospitality provided to the way
the things are arranged and even the little
details that are given attention, everything is
superb! After the first session, the children
were very happy. I am sure that by tomorrow they
will be much more confident and will be ready to
rock it. Thanks SISMUN! ManjuNichani(Chief
guest. Principal of KC college) I have visited
schools all over the world and this is the best
school I have seen. Why? Because it has the
integrity of being Indian and thinking globally.
The infrastructure provided is just amazing and I
saw the space the students and teachers were
given. One thing I saw that everybody is so well
trained that they smile and greet you
irrespective of the fact they know you or not and
I had a wonderful experience. Thank you! Simran
Jehani (Head Chair ILO) what I feel about MUNs
is that even though the resolutions are not
implemented it teaches people to be better
citizens, better representatives and better
diplomats. It completely helps the people who are
representing countries as delegates to be more
developed. They learn a lot of things through
MUNs and it is not about the resolutions being
implemented, its about making yourself
knowledgeable about a particular topic that is
being discussed and later on there are so many
MUNs who send in resolutions which have really
good points to the United Nations and they do
read about it.For instance, in Indian
International Model United Nations 2012 they send
2-3 resolutions which had actually being
commented on by one of the authorities in the
United Nations. I feel that MUNs have been
understated in its prominence because they think
that the resolutions as you stated are not
implemented but at the end of the day if you have
the mind that can come up with amazing points
that can be put on a resolution you have the mind
that can change tomorrow and it doesn't matter if
it happens at that moment of the MUN or it
happens later. Aryan Chabbria (Head Chair JCC)
Sometimes people view the world in a more
singular perspective, which is normally through
their own countries or states. They don't look
beyond that and do not keep the whole open-minded
structure and feel about how they're different
perspectives which might actually meet with you
as a person. Siddharth Mehta (Delegate of NHRC)
Since it is my first MUN I am not very sure but I
can say that it is very energetic. I found there
was a lot of enthusiasm on behalf of the SIS
students I have met and the Chairs were very
helpful. I was very motivated to speak
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more in the committee and I made sure to have my
points noted. It was indeed very
impressive. Aryaman Jalota(Head Chair JCC) We
are in a Crisis Committee which is why we pass
multiple declarations and multiple press
releases. It was great as they provided the
Chinese state council with the opportunity to
react to them so its making debate very fruitful
and the delegates more passionate about their
countries. Interviewed by Riddi Punjabi
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