Welcome to the Hisar Junior Model United Nations Conference 2024!
As the Head of the Organ Committees, I am thrilled to welcome you all to a cohesive and immersive educational experience. This year, the Organ Committees, composed of the Economic and Social Council, Human Rights Council, Security Council, Advisory Panel, Historical Security Council, Historical Committee, and the International Court of Justice centered around the theme of Eastern Europe. This region has long played a vital role in global affairs, and its importance is only growing in today's world.
Eastern Europe is home to a diverse range of cultures, languages, and religions. It is also a region with a rich history and a bright future. During the Cold War, the region was divided between the communist East and the capitalist West. This division had a profound impact on the lives of millions of people. After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Eastern Europe began to transition to democracy and capitalism. This transition has been challenging, but it has also been incredibly successful. Today, Eastern European countries have made significant progress in economic development, democratic reform, and regional integration. However, the region also faces a number of challenges, including corruption, organized crime, and ethnic tensions.
The agenda items for this year's conference reflect some of the most important issues facing Eastern Europe. All committees aim to resolve a wide-array of issues. The Human Rights Council will be discussing ways to enhance judicial transparency in Poland and curb the use of capital punishment in Belarus bringing a strong wind of democracy to the region. The Economic and Social Council, on the other hand, will be considering proposals to increase infrastructure connectivity between the Baltic States and Western Europe, establish a sustainable transition to renewable energy sources bringing unified economic development to the region.
The Security Council and the Advisory Panel, on the other hand, will be focusing on dire emergencies which are a test to the current ethnic and political stability of the region. The security council will be debating the situations in Kosovo and Donbas (Ukraine), while the Advisory Panel on the Question of Eastern Europe (APQEE) will be generating unique solutions that will curb organized crime in Albania and Montenegro and end the Humanitarian crisis in Nagorno Karabakh.
Our Highschool students would be having a journey back in time. Our Historical Security Council participants will be examining the catastrophic results of the most violent conflicts in eastern europe throughout the 20th century: the fall of the Berlin Wall (1989), the Bosnian War (1992-1995), and the First Chechen War (1994-1996). Members of the Historical committee would be given the unique opportunity to change the faith of the world by reliving the October Revolution, which their creative acting skills and out of this world proposals would impact global order. Finally, members of the ICJ would be seeing firsthand the effects of ethnic violence on communities through the reenactment of the famous case “Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Georgia v. Russian Federation)”
Unifying all committees under a single, coherent region, in this case, Eastern Europe, enhances the MUN experience by creating a more immersive and interconnected learning environment. It encourages delegates to think holistically, consider the broader context, and collaborate across committees to address complex regional issues. This approach fosters a deeper understanding of Eastern Europe's significance in the global landscape and provides delegates with valuable insights into the region's history, politics, and culture.
Head of Organ Committees