Over 550 student delegates from more than schools 44 from India and abroad participated in the two-day virtual event
Use of spyware with emphasis on Pegasus, and combating the rise in gender inequality during the pandemic were among the topics discussed
Mumbai, October 11, 2021: VIBGYOR Group of Schools’ highly-acclaimed event, VIBGYOR Model United Nations (VIBGYORMUN), was hosted virtually for the second time this year. The 11th edition of the conference was organised virtually to ensure safety of all the participants amid the pandemic, while promoting experiential learning. The proceedings of VIBGYORMUN were graced by His Excellency Mr. Bart de Jong, Consulate General, Netherlands, and Her Excellency Ms. Andrea Kuhn, Consulate General, South Africa.
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Over 550 students from 44 schools from India and abroad participated in the two-day virtual event, and deliberated on various current issues, such as the use of the Pegasus spyware, regulating the use of autonomous weapon systems; the Rohingya Genocide; and combating the rise of domestic violence cases and gender inequality during the pandemic. Delegates with outstanding performance were recognised and awarded with certificates.
Speaking about the second edition of virtual VIBGYORMUN, Kavita Sahay Kerawalla, Vice Chairperson, VIBGYOR Group of Schools, said, “The long-term consequences of the pandemic, which will continue to shape the world for decades to come, will affect young people the most. Thus, to avoid exacerbating intergenerational inequalities, it is important to involve them. At VIBGYOR, we see young people as an energetic force at the forefront of developing creative solutions that will aid an inclusive, sustainable pandemic recovery. VIBGYORMUN has been developed as a distinguished initiative aimed to foster the leaders of tomorrow. We will continue to support these brave, creative young people in creating a better future for the world.”
|VIBGYOR VIRTUAL MODEL UNITED NATIONS (VV-MUN)|
|Day 1 – 8 October 2021|
|10:30 AM to 10:45 AM||Virtual Reporting of Delegates|
|11:00 AM to 11:45 AM||Opening ceremony addressed by His Excellency Mr. Bart de Jong, Consulate General, Netherlands, and by Her Excellency Ms. Andrea Kuhn, Consulate General, South Africa.|
|11:45 AM to 11:55 AM||Briefing by Chief Advisor VIBGYORMUN|
|11:55 AM to 12:10 AM||Break|
|12:10 PM to 01:10 PM||Committee Session 01|
|01:10 PM to 01:40 PM||Lunch Break|
|01:40 PM to 02:40 PM||Committee Session 02|
|02:40 PM to 02:50 PM||Break|
|02:50 PM to 03:45 PM||Committee Session 03|
|03:45 PM to 04:00 PM||Break|
|04:00 PM to 05:00 PM||Committee Session 04|
|05:00 PM to 05:30 PM||Closing Note by Secretary General and Observation by Chairs|
|Day 2 – 9 October 2021|
|10:45 AM to 11:00 AM||Virtual Reporting of Delegates|
|11:00 AM to 11:15 AM||Address by Secretary General|
|11:15 AM to 12:15 PM||Committee Session 05|
|12:15 PM to 12:30 PM||Break|
|12:30 PM to 01:30 PM||Committee Session 06|
|01:30 PM to 02:00 PM||Lunch Break|
|02:00 PM to 03:00 PM||Committee Session 07|
|03:00 PM to 03:10 PM||Break|
|03:10 PM to 04:00 PM||Committee Session 08|
|04:00 PM to 04:10 PM||Break|
|04:10 PM to 05:10 PM||Committee Session 09|
|05:15 PM to 06:00 PM||Closing Ceremony addressed byHer Excellency Ms. Anna Lekvall Consulate General, Sweden|
Below are the specific topics that were discussed in committee sessions:
1. Discussing the Use of Spyware with Special Emphasis on Pegasus
2. Regulating the Use of Autonomous Weapon Systems
3. Immigrant Integration
4. Rohingya Genocide
5. Combating the Rise of Domestic Violence Cases and Gender Inequality during the Covid-19 Pandemic
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VIBGYORMUN is an online simulation of the United Nations, the global intergovernmental organisation. Students participate as delegates of various UN committees, and formulate resolutions based on the country they represent. VIBGYORMUN is one among many of the co-scholastic activities conducted online by the VIBGYOR Group of Schools. It provides students with a forum to discuss how to bring a global change, as well as an opportunity to hone skills such as negotiation, communication, diplomacy, research, policy, writing and public speaking.
What sets the VIBGYORMUN apart from other MUN simulations is that it has been consistently providing top-notch quality MUN experience to its delegates. With a different social theme each year, VIBGYORMUN provides an admirable learning experience to student delegates to be acquainted with the most glaring global issues and try to resolve the same. Today VIBGYORMUN has 4000 plus Alumni.
About VIBGYOR Group of Schools
Founded in 2004, VIBGYOR Group of Schools, recognised as India’s Most Admired Brands in Education 2018, is a leading chain of K-12 schools known for its quality education and academic excellence. The Group offers a unique range of world-class educational services for the holistic development of students in curricular and co-curricular studies across all its schools. Under the leadership of Mr. Rustom Kerawalla, Founder Chairman of the institution, VIBGYOR Group is set to explore new horizons with 40 schools in 14 major cities, reaching out to more than 55000 students nationwide.
VIBGYOR High caters to the students from Grades 1 to 12, and VIBGYOR Kids to the Pre-Primary segment with a student-teacher ratio of 15:1 on an average. VIBGYOR High provides a mixed spectrum of national and international levels of education in affiliation with CISCE, CBSE and Cambridge International.
VIBGYOR Roots and Rise offers CBSE Board curriculum. VIBGYOR Roots caters to Pre-Primary Division while VIBGYOR Rise caters to Primary and Secondary students with a student-teacher ratio of 15:1 on an average.
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