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PISJ-ES hosts its first Model UN conference

Twenty-nine delegates highlighted some of the emerging global issues including the UN’s Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and SDGs (sustainable development goals).
Pakistan International School Jeddah — English Section (PISJ-ES) held its first model United Nations conference recently — a simulation of the UN intended to give students some insight into diplomatic norms and global issues.
The program formally began with a recitation of verses from the Holy Qur’an, followed by the national anthem of Pakistan.
The auditorium was designed to replicate the solemn, professional setting of the United Nations.
Twenty-nine delegates, representing countries including Pakistan, India, Saudi Arabia, China, America and Iran, highlighted some of the emerging global issues including the UN’s Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and SDGs (sustainable development goals), with the slogans “Unite in Peace; not in pieces” and the “Humanitarian situation in developing countries,” respectively.
The president of the NPT agenda was Shifa Ashar, while the agenda for SDG was headed by Anusha Khawaja. Wajeeh Khalil from the Commerce Club played the role of stage secretary.
During his opening address, school principal Adnan Nasir said: “The idea behind holding such events is not only to provide students a platform to express their thoughts and opinions, but also to inculcate in them the attributes of patience, wisdom, discipline, and acceptance of differing viewpoints, as today’s young delegates are the future’s mature ambassadors and diplomats.
“In order to create a world which is secure, prosperous and healthy, we must understand global issues which intertwine in such a way that all and everyone feel the impact,” he continued. “Change begins from within and enthusiastic youth are being counted on for positive change across the globe. Regardless of your age, your aspirations, your interests, your fields, your hobbies, your likes and dislikes, you all are responsible for making this world a better place.”
The principal also congratulated the Commerce Club for presenting such a well-thought-out program, and the senior school administration for all their hard work and flawless coordination to organize the event.

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