Kodaikanal International School is proud to present to you KISMUN 2020. After two years of dormancy, KISMUN is back for its third edition as a Virtual MUN from the 23rd to the 25th of October. KISMUN takes pride in having partnered with the UNODC's Education for Justice (UNODC E4J) program this year to make sure that the voices of this MUN don't go unheard and to ensure that we create an impact so trust us when we say that this conference is one worth experiencing.
COVID-19 has been a wake-up call for many nations around the world. While some nations were well-equipped to face the repercussions of this deadly virus, others weren’t. Additional issues continue to exacerbate an already dire situation in many nations. In a generation filled with uncertainty coupled with common distress, we must come together to find solutions to equip ourselves comprehensively for an unknown future. Therefore, the theme of this conference is "Adaptability" - putting aside any sense of nationalism to strive for reduced inequalities and shared responsibility to overcome all obstacles that the near future may throw our way.
This year KISMUN presents to you 4 very unconventional committees that have been meticulously crafted surrounding our theme of adaptability for the purposes of an amazing and fruitful conference. These committees not only strive to bring plausible solutions to current world crises but also make sure you have a memorable experience.
Special Political and Decolonisation Committee (UNGA4 SPECPOL)
Agenda: The question of bringing Political Stability to Venezuela.
It is with great excitement that we welcome you to SPECPOL at KISMUN III. For the past ten years, Venezuela has moved from the richest country in South America to a nation plagued with political turmoil. There is no shortage of fingers being pointed, and the blame game exerts its relevance over the crisis every single day. We invite you to carefully navigate this crisis in its entirety - using your knowledge of its economic, social, and ethnic repercussions to put an end to ten years of turmoil in the country.
Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
Agenda: Socio-economic Empowerment of Women in the context of Global Uncertainty.
The Commission on the Status of Women at KISMUN this year will cover the topic of women who are in states of transition from war-torn countries, those who are disadvantaged or disenfranchised from society, and the overall impact of COVID-19 on such women. We are looking forward to various socio-economic standpoints from delegates to empower women in dire need who are further deprived because of COVID-19. The diversity of nations within our committee should reflect on the limitations that we address to create tangible and universal resolutions in the end. This committee is progressive and holistic - let’s leverage this construct to most of our ability!
Futuristic Continuous Crisis Committee (FCCC)
“The future is won or lost in the war of ideas” - Lawrence Overmire.
Welcome delegates, the year is 2150. The world as we know it is ceasing to exist, havoc ensues in every corner, no country left spared. Tensions are rising, with diplomacy no longer being the first option that countries turn to while resolving conflict. To successfully maneuver this committee, only the best and most brilliant representatives from each country are recommended to attend. We eagerly await to see you on the 23rd of October, as that day is the beginning of the end. Will you save humanity? or completely destroy it?.
Indian Parliament Lok Sabha
Agenda: The Drug Crisis in the Indian Youth.
The Lok Sabha, or the House of People, is arguably the most important body of the Indian government. ‘Satyameva Jayate’, or Truth Alone Triumphs, is the national motto of India, and is the guiding force of this committee, inspiring delegates to make decisions that will potentially affect the lives of billions. While the Lok Sabha usually relies on the confrontational debate, we hope that delegates will embody cooperation and come up with out-of-the-box ideas to a long-standing problem faced by the country as a whole. As politicians representing the people’s voice, we urge you to understand the importance of social, political, and cultural reform. While maintaining a delicate balance between the intricacies of a MUN and the Lok Sabha, it is YOU who will bring about substantive change and it is YOU who will shape the future for the generations to come.
KISMUN 2020 is open to registrations for students from grades 8 to 12, with both individual and school registrations available. Our first round of registrations are now open and close on the 6th of October. For our second round of registrations stay posted and follow our Instagram page @kismun2020 for more updates.
Individual Registration Fee - 400 INR (per delegate)
School Registration Fee - 1500 INR (per school)
For more details regarding the Conference Schedule, the Core Teams, the Executive Board, Committee Resources, further Contact Information and to Register head over to our website kismun.com