The Secretary General's Address
Secretary General: Andolan Sarkar
The Deputy Secretary General's Address
Deputy Secretary General: Oishik Dasgupta
The world today is in the lull before the storm. Things are strangely taking different routes everyday. People are dying, governments are falling and we collectively have very little idea as to what can be done. With the globe under the sudden clutches of a few very influential world leaders, there seems to be ambiguity and vociferousness throughout our lives now.
JacoMUN 2017 brings to you a range of committees that shall discuss a varied scope of international problems and help bring out the best in each and every delegate. Our conference will cover every major problem ranging from everything between Economic sanctions and war in the Middle East.
Delegates, you either make history or be vilified by it; you either move forward or fall down; you either make a change or let the change change you. Thus, on behalf of St. James' School I invite each and every single one of you to participate in our conference to not just enrich yourself but enrich young thinking and early initiative.
May the force be with you.
The Under Secretary General's Address
Under Secretary General: Treenok Guha
We are facing very challenging times. On one hand, we live in a world in which conflicts multiply and are interlinked with this new phenomenon of global terrorism, conflicts in which international humanitarian law is not respected, situations in which we see massive human rights violations, even refugee law is no longer as respected as it was few years ago, now people do not even have the right to be a refugee in many parts of the world.
On the other hand, it is true that we have witnessed enormous economic progress and enormous technological progress; we have less extreme poverty in the world, general social welfare has improved as an average, but the truth is also that inequalities have grown quite dramatically. Hence, in a world in which everything became global, the fact that you are excluded makes it even more unbearable because now people can see how others live, can see the prosperity in other parts of the world, and so exclusion is something that more easily triggers revolt, anger and become a factor of instability.
And let’s be honest, we are not yet entirely ready to do it properly. So we need to have a strong engagement to change, to reform and to improve.
I hereby invite you to engage in such issues and be a part of this legacy of the United Nations which is truly simulated at the St. James’ School Model United Nations.
For our world, and for our country.
Pro Orbis Et Pro Patria.
See you on the 20th, 21st and 22nd of June