My name is Raissa Siswanto, and I am currently a third year student at University of Pelita Harapan, majoring in International Relations with Corporations and International Security as the area of my academic expertise. I am absolutely thrilled to be your Co Chair, and I look forward to getting to know every single one of you during the conference. I was born in Jakarta, however I was fortunate enough to live in Qatar for ten years of my life. This experience of migration had played a major role in my life where it shaped my views on the need to strike a balance between respecting cultural differences and protecting human rights around the world. I’ve been doing MUN since junior high where it is a great platform for me to not only practice diplomacy and learn about the world issues that’s not taught in schools, but to also further develop my knowledge academically and increase my soft skills.
We live in a globalization era where many countries may not be able to keep up with every growth and development. The era increasing skepticism about equal rights and opportunities, human rights, diplomacy, and international law, it is more important than ever to propose innovative and compelling approaches to manage and provide equal opportunities for a decent work (in a humane way possible) to promote and increase the fair economic growth of every country. In Goal no. 8 with the topic of ‘Decent Work and Economic Growth’ it is a great guidance to what we can achieve by 2030 and supporting the SDGs no. 8. In the Global Goals MUN Conference, I believe that it is a excellent platform for youths to come together address their concerns, discuss and negotiate for a solid solution. Youths, are more than capable to make and be part of the change for a better future in many aspects.
I wish you the best of luck and see you in January!
Yogesh Raja Gopal is currently pursuing his undergraduate studies in the Multimedia University of Melaka in the Bachelors of Law Program. Born and raised in the southern pearl of Malaysia, he was consistently venturing in various fields of social intellect sports to find his niche area.
That’s when he found MUN and developed his path through there. He was part of various MUN locally and internationally. He has also received honorable mentions during his trip to Greece representing Malaysia and the state of Johor as the Ambassador of Denmark. He has been chair for the recent Johor MUN conference and training which assists the secondary students to be part of MUN.
He realized the duty owed to the community to educate them was way more than just his mere participation which was also why he uptook the position of being the Project Director of Johor International Student Leaders Conference 2017 convening about 1100 students from about 11 different countries to put forth various issues faced by these delegates in their home country.
In order to have a fruitful MUN experience, Yogesh personally hopes that his delegates would bombard the committee sessions with ideas and innovative opinions leaving aside their fears. Besides that, just have fun !
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Hello Delegates, I’m Salman from Pakistan. I come from a Marketing background but I have an active interest in world politics and global issues. I have been a part of several national and international Model United Nations conferences – both as chair and delegate – and bagged many awards at conferences like Asia Youth International MUN and Future We Want Model United Nations in New York. Salman also actively participates in social welfare activities and has tirelessly worked for refugees all over the world. Salman is also a public speaker and a writer at My Voice Unheard and several Pakistan based blogs.
I’m looking forward to seeing you all in Kuala Lumpur! Let’s make this world a better place to live!
Patricia Mae Torres is currently taking an honors program on Political Economy with specialization in International Relations and Development at University of Asia and the Pacific. She also works in the Philippine government, with the goal to represent the voice of the youth and the marginalized. Through her involvement with different organizations, Patricia is passionate in fighting for women and LGBT rights and good governance. When not studying or doing advocacy and organizational works, Patricia finds herself binging on Korean dramas or repeatedly watching Wong Kar Wai films. She also loves going to band gigs and spoken word events. Being part of the MUN circuit since 2014, she already participated as delegate and chair in local and international conference. Currently, she is also the Secretary-General of Southeast Asia International MUN. She believes that MUN opened possibilities for her and she could only hope to return the MUN community what it has done to her.
Kishan is a business graduate currently doing A-Levels at Advance Tertiary College Penang (ATC) as he now intends to pursue Law. He worked at UNICEF Malaysia for a brief period before getting on with college. He has been in the Malaysian MUN circuit for more than two and a half years now. He has achieved several number of awards during that period most notably, Best Delegate at Diversity and Inclusion Youth Conference 2018 where the HRC resolution that was spearheaded by him won the Best Resolution Award and was submitted to ASEAN. Apart from MUN, he is also involved in a number of clubs and societies like Toastmasters and Ted. He now runs workshops on communication skills under the Blitz banner in Penang while handling his own newly set up business venture. “I believe MUN is not just about the days we spend exchanging thoughts, but what we do with the knowledge acquired to have an impact on society, to make a positive change in the real world no matter small or big, this is also a part of MUN. It is an honor for me to be part of the dais of SPECPOL in JOINMUN 2018, I’m looking forward to meeting everyone and please do approach and talk to me, I’m not as scary as I look.”
My name is Dominique Virgil and I’m currently a final year law student in Faculty of Law, Universitas Indonesia, majoring in Public International Law. I am serving as the Chair for Goal 6 in Global Goals MUN 2018. Before being a chair in Global Goals MUN 2018, I’ve had a long journey being a delegate in numerous MUNs, thus being able to experience all bittersweet memories, as well as the process that has been humbling me so much. Despite starting as an underdog with little experience and less skills, I have managed to snatch numerous awards in MUNs, most notably Diplomatic Commendation in the Legal Committee in Harvard National MUN 2018 in Boston, USA, and Best Delegate in the UN Human Rights Council in The European International MUN 2017 in The Hague, Netherlands. I’ve also been involved in MUN as a Secretariat member. I’ve just finished my duty as the Secretary General of Asia World MUN 2018, while previously served as an Under Secretary-General for Asia Youth International MUN 2017 and Indonesia MUN 2017. I’m currently an Under Secretary-General for Committee Management for Geneva International MUN 2019. My chairing experience also ranges from national to several international MUNs, most notably Director of the Group of 20 (G-20) in The European International MUN 2018 in The Hague, Chairperson of Legal Committee in Markaz United Youth Summit 2018 in India, Director of UN Women in Indonesia MUN 2018, Chair of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in MalayaMUN 2018 and Chair of Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in the recent Asia Youth International MUN 2018. For me, MUN hasn’t only been able to equip me for my studies throughout my university life, but MUN has also shaped me to who I am today; a person who values differences and respects people regardless of their background and capabilities. MUN for me is not only to win awards; but to build friendship. Awards don’t last forever while friendship does. MUN gives me the chance to meet the most awesome of people from all corners across the globe, and it allows me to break my comfort zone and be better each and every day. Delegates, as cliché as it sounds, MUN will be the best platform for you to improve and learn. Why? Because for me, MUN represents life; full of challenges, problems and impossibilities, but none of them is unconquerable as long as we have the endurance. Thus, make sure that you enjoy every second of your MUN experience here in GGMUN, and to top it off, I’ll also make sure that all of you will enjoy this through the committee sessions later on. Experience worth remembering is the enjoyable experience. The road might be tough, but I and my co-chair will be here to help and guide you.
Looking forward to see you in Kuala Lumpur, delegates! Don’t hesitate to contact me through [email protected] for further inquiries. Good luck!
It is with great honor that I introduce myself as the Chair of Goal No.5.
Hi! My name is Huzaifa and I am from India. I am currently pursuing my Engineering degree at the International Islamic University Malaysia and I will be assisting you as one of your Board of Directors for Global Goals Model United Nations 2019. I have been relatively active in the MUN scene with having participated in various National and International conferences as a Delegate, Chair and Secretariat Member. The most recent one being Asia Youth International MUN as a chair and Malaya International MUN 2018 as a delegate. Besides MUN, I enjoy involving myself in various kind of events and competitions with notable ones being the Maybank Go Ahead Challenge (MGAC) 2018 and the Hult Prize. First, I would like to congratulate you on being selected to attend GGMUN 2018, and thank you for taking time out of your hectic schedules. I am probably just as excited as you are and am delighted to have the opportunity to facilitate and accommodate each and every one of you as delegates, and as individuals.
For beginners and first timers, I just want to let you know that there’s nothing to be worry about. Everyone has to start somewhere. Whether it’s an interest in politics and International Relations, or a passion for public speaking and self-development that brought you to GGMUN, I want you to be confident and believe in your ability to voice out your opinions and ideas. For experienced delegates, there is no limit to improvement and excellence. Strive to be better than you already are. Use this as a platform to test your limits. I hope to get to know each and every one of you and look forward to meeting you all. See you at Kuala Lumpur!
This is Anisha from Bangladesh. I am currently studying in Asian University for Women. I am having my major in Politics, Philosophy & Economics and minor in Development Studies. I have been part of MUN journey since last six years. Besides that, I have taken part in many debate competitions, public speaking & leadership programs as well. Global Goals MUN is one of the most prestigious MUN that have taken place in 2018 successfully and is getting its set ready for once again. As a young diplomat I have been a part of MUN journey since last six years. I have done many national MUNs including international as well. I have served as a board of Director in Bangladesh as long with in Nepal, India, and Indonesia etc. I am a part of Asia’s most prestigious MUN association which is Asian University for Women Model United Nations Club since 2015 and have been witnessing several diversified MUNs being a delegate, being an organizer & being an Executive Board member. I am energetic, hardworking and promising which is very important to run a MUN. Since, I have diversified extensive hands on background on MUNs both in national & international. For all delegates in my committee, I wish you all the best, and see you in Kuala Lumpur!
I am Md Abrar Ul Kabir Navid from Bangladesh. I am currently studying BBA in Bangladesh University of Professionals. I like to believe that I am a “curious” business student who takes interest in more than one particular criterion. I have been doing MUNs since 2016 and the concept of MUN always makes me feel that the youth can actually do something for the world. That is why I kept doing MUNs and I dream of a day when I can bring a positive change in the society by joining United Nations. I have involved in several position in Model United Nations Conference including as Secretariat, Chairs, and also delegates, here is several MUN that I have attended for the past 3 years; I ever served as Sub-Editor-International Press-Bangladesh University of Professionals Intra MUN, Head of Social Media-International Press-Everest International Model United Nations Conference, Nepal, Rapporteur- UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development- Jaipur Model United Nations 2018, Jaipur, India, Vice Chair- United Nations Development Program- Bangladesh Model United Nations 2018, Delegate of Israel- UNESCO-Bangladesh University of Professionals MUN 2016, Delegate of Hong Kong in WTO at North South University International MUN, Delegate of Japan at Human Rights Council-Brac University Global MUN 2017, Delegate of Central African Republic-FIFA-Asian University for Women National MUN, Delegate of Republic of Korea in UNDP at Jahangirnagar University MUN 2017, Delegate of the Daily Star in UNNC at Youth Thinkers Society International MUN 2017, Delegate of the Guardian-IP-Brac University Global MUN 2017, Delegate of the Reuters-IP-Asian University for Women International MUN 2018, Director of Documentation & Publications, Bangladesh University of Professionals MUN 2017, Documentation & Publications, Marketing & Branding, Bangladesh University of Professionals Intra MUN 2018, Bangladesh University of Professionals Intra MUN 2017, And Undersecretary General of Delegate Affairs, Bangladesh University of Professionals MUN 2018.
GGMUN is one of the most prestigious conferences to attend, and GGMUN 2019 will be equally attracting people from all around and as did the last session of 2018. The absolute buzz and hype centering GGMUN 2019 gets me all excited for it and so shall it be same for the delegates. It will be nothing short of an absolute honor and privilege for me to be trusted with the position given to me, especially after knowing the fact how hard the secretariat has worked to bring this conference to the delegates. Wishing the Secretariat and the delegates a very best of luck!
Tushar Garg, Computer Science Engineering student from Manipal University Jaipur, is an avid MUNer, through his vast knowledge in the field of international relations and rules of procedures, he successfully manages to impress and inspire the delegates in his committee, despite of his strict non-intervention policy, he has always been successful in making each and every delegate keep his/ her view-points in front of the committee, well-known in the circuit, for his unbiased and transparent judgment, it’s an honor to have such a person on board!
I am Sambhav Sharma, and I will be serving as the Chairperson of the committee simulation on Goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals at Global Goals Model UN 2019, with the agenda being “Eliminating Gender Disparity and Unequal Access for Women in Education”. I started my Model UN journey 4 years ago, as a hesitant adolescent trying to win laurels for my school by participating in extra-curricular activities such as MUNs. It wasn’t long before my fondness for MUN conferences started to grow, and before I knew it, I was participating in numerous conferences, not with the aim of winning accolades, but to experience diplomacy and debate. Model United Nations conferences as an academic activity have been of great influence in my life in terms of the exposure and knowledge of pressing world issues. I credit the debating and diplomacy skills I have imbibed over the years to this activity. I believe that MUNs provide a great platform for students to inculcate valuable public speaking skills which are also essential life skills. Throughout the course of the conference I will ensure that each delegate gets a chance to present their views and share their opinions with the committee. Together, we shall move a step closer towards realizing the SDGs and learning a great deal in the process. So prepare for an action packed conference and start researching. All the very best to you!
Hailing from Pakistan, Sakhir Ali is no stranger to the Global MUN Circuit. He is sophomore at University of London pursuing a degree in law and has the absolute privilege of serving as the chair for Goal 3: Good Health and Well Being. Being an avid MUNer, an outstanding debater and an excellent chair, we are confident that he will leave no stones unturned to make this council an empowering-learning experience for you all. He has previously served as the Secretary General of Asia Youth International MUN 2018, as the President of Sadiq Model United Nations, as an Under Secretary General at Asia World MUN and as the Chairman of Bahawalpur Art & Science Olympiad. Aside from his managing experience, he has been to a number of MUN conferences as delegate where he bagged multiple awards; furthermore, he has served as a chair at multiple international conferences such as AYIMUN 2017 and Global Goals MUN 2018 in Kuala Lumpur. He is currently serving as the Vice President of a Youth Organisation in Pakistan namely Youth General Assembly. Brace yourselves up to Debate, Negotiate and draft under his leadership.
Natalia Ayu is a senior student in Faculty of Law, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia. She will serve you as the Co-Chair in Goals no. 3 which is “Good Health and Well-being” in Global Goals MUN 2019. Her excitement in Model UN started since late 2016. Therefore she has joined multiple MUN conferences, be it local or international. She is now the President of International Law Community in Faculty of Law Universitas Sebelas Maret. She believes that Model UN is a chance for young people to convey their thoughts regarding worldwide issue. Despite her arguably intimidating facade, she is more than happy to have a long talk with delegates wishing to obtain any feedback, clarify any doubts or anything at all. See you in Kuala Lumpur!
I am someone who takes dedicates a lot of time, effort and hard work in to anything that I’m passionate about. I’ve been a part of Model United Nations over the past 5 years and hope to excel even beyond what i have today in the future. I take a lot of interest in sports, music & Travel as well. Apart from that I also follow avenues such as graphic designing, photography / videography and software development as well. On a side note I’m someone who also takes a lot of interest in serving the community in the best possible ways, cause at the end of the day we strive towards achieving one goal one bright and prosperous Future. Currently, I am a Business Information system student at Informatics Institute of Technology in Colombo, Sri Lanka. I have been doing MUN in my young age. I have done chairing several MUN and serve multiple positions in Model United Nations circuit at my university, here are some experiences in doing MUN; I serve as President of the International Organization for Migration at Sri Lanka Model UN 2018, Vice President of World Health Assembly for SLMUN 2017, President of ENEP for RISMUN 2017, President of UNESCO for RICHMUN 2017, delegate of the CSTD Committee of SLMUN 2014 and the FECOSOC Committee of SLMUN 2016. In the case of GGMUN’19, I genuinely wish all delegates coming in from across the world the best of luck with all their research, the days of debate and also humbly ask them to reach out to me whenever they need any guidance with regards to the study guide or even in order to clarify the simplest doubts they have regarding the committee.
My name is Ahmed Kabir Chaion and currently I’m working as a Business Analyst at SOUTHTECH Limited, a CMMI Level 5 company that develops software solution as a means of business automation. I graduated from Central Queensland University studying IT majoring in Network Security. I’ve started doing MUNs very recently and have Chaired about 25 conferences within the span of last 2 years. I am also the founder and Chief Coordinator of Sydney Premiere League, a startup that organizes cricketing events at the suburban level of Sydney. I will be serving as the Chairperson for Goal 02- Zero Hunger and we will be discussing on Reducing Global Hunger in line with 2030 vision of the SDGs. I believe it is essential to understand the role of UN as a mediator and as the platform for having real life negotiations should anyone wish to become a good citizen. My request to all of you is to not let your personal thoughts or emotions get the best of your Role as a Diplomat during the simulation. I’m eagerly waiting for my first Global Goals MUN experience at the second edition to be held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Let the game of Diplomacy begin with grace, sincerely and competitive attitude.
Hello, my name is Nur Robiahtul Sofia from Malaysia. I studied in University of Malaya before this taking Media Studies. Right now, I am working as media planner in media agency which is based in New York. I am so honored to come back to my origin country and serve the delegates throughout the meeting session. Throughout my involvement in MUN, I was the advisor for Johor MUN which assists the secondary students to be part of MUN by carrying out workshop with the help of Alumni of Johor Student Leaders Council (JSLCA). Furthermore, I have been chairing in few series of Johor MUN in Malaysia and also recently in Asia Youth International MUN in Bangkok. I was crowned as “The Most Outstanding Delegate” back in Taylor’s MUN when I was in UNHCR back in 2017. I hope that all of our future delegates will have fun throughout the meeting session and get to build some networking in order to boost their confidence level and interpersonal skills. We are glad to assist you later.
Keerthivasan Rajasadhasivam is a Final year engineering student from SRM Institutions, India. He has done over 30 MUNs and has a consistent track record in his MUN-ning career. Keerthivasan, has come a long way since he started doing MUNs three years ago. His humble origins bear no testament to the reputation he has built for himself in the recent year. He has keen interest on the humanitarian and development committees and known for upholding the proceedings on it. One of his major interests includes Photography, Film making and content development. He has been a front face and a major part of many Model United Nation programme in south India and has given his best every single time. He would prefer maintaining proceedings on a very official note with a rhythm of class and sarcastic touch of humor. With 3 years of MUN experience, he has been on the secretariat for more than 5 times and served as the Director General of SRM R MUN 2018. He is currently serving as the Secretary General for Global Technical Conclave 2019 – India. Keerthivasan R, will be serving as the Chairperson for the Goal No. 1: No Poverty at Global Goals Model United Nations 2019. Keerthivasan expects his delegates to come prepared for the experience enriched committee and look forward to Redefine Diplomacy.
My name is Muhammad Rizal Saanun, and I will serve the 2nd Global Model United Nations Conference 2019 as the Secretary-General. It is my pleasure and honored to welcome you to the beautiful city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I cannot wait for this exciting opportunity to join you all in the Global Goals Model United Nations 2019.
I am sure that all of you will get tremendous experiences to start your MUN career through this conference. The Global Goals MUN will present you an extraordinary set of a conference, committee session, networking, ideas exchanges, cross-cultural understanding, a dynamic debate on each assigned committee, and also international exposure which can uplift your ability and confidence to be the agent of change and leader in the future. This year, the GGMUN will serve you with extraordinary assigned committee where all assigned committees are taken from the 17 Global Goals, which can help you to understand those goals and contribute to the decision-making plan to foster the global awareness on creating a better world to live.
In addition, you will meet me and secretariat team who will always present our best to keep you enjoy and feel comfortable during your participation in the 2nd Global Goals Model UN 2109 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I am sure to make this conference as your place to learn and develop your diplomatic, negotiation, critical thinking, public speaking, and also leadership skills to shape yourself to be more ready to start your career in Model United Nations Conference. You will also learn many things from our Board of Directors who have multiple expertise and experiences in both chairing and delegating in international and national model United Nations Conferences. For sure, I will always ensure that you get what you expect from our conference.
I wish you the best of luck as you prepare for what is bound to be an incredible 2nd session of the Global Goals Model United Nations! Remember, the quality of debate and the impact of your committee will make is only as good as the research and effort that delegates are willing to put in. The team and Secretariat of GGMUN 2019 are here as a valuable resource, but only you, the delegates, can establish true consensus and make the conference a success. Keep your spirit up and see you in January!
Sincerely ……. Muhammad Rizal Saanun Secretary-General Global Goals Model United Nations 2019
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were born at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro in 2012. The objective was to produce a set of universal goals that meet the urgent environmental, political and economic challenges facing our world.
The SDGs replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which started a global effort in 2000 to tackle the indignity of poverty. The MDGs established measurable, universally-agreed objectives for tackling extreme poverty and hunger, preventing deadly diseases, and expanding primary education to all children, among other development priorities.
For 15 years, the MDGs drove progress in several important areas: reducing income poverty, providing much needed access to water and sanitation, driving down child mortality and drastically improving maternal health. They also kick-started a global movement for free primary education, inspiring countries to invest in their future generations. Most significantly, the MDGs made huge strides in combatting HIV/AIDS and other treatable diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis.
Key MDG achievements
More than 1 billion people have been lifted out of extreme poverty (since 1990) Child mortality dropped by more than half (since 1990)
The number of out of school children has dropped by more than half (since 1990) HIV/AIDS infections fell by almost 40 percent (since 2000)
The legacy and achievements of the MDGs provide us with valuable lessons and experience to begin work on the new goals. But for millions of people around the world the job remains unfinished. We need to go the last mile on ending hunger, achieving full gender equality, improving health services and getting every child into school beyond primary. The SDGs are also an urgent call to shift the world onto a more sustainable path.
The SDGs are a bold commitment to finish what we started, and tackle some of the more pressing challenges facing the world today. All 17 Goals interconnect, meaning success in one affects success for others. Dealing with the threat of climate change impacts how we manage our fragile natural resources, achieving gender equality or better health helps eradicate poverty, and fostering peace and inclusive societies will reduce inequalities and help economies prosper. In short, this is the greatest chance we have to improve life for future generations.
The SDGs coincided with another historic agreement reached in 2015 at the COP21 Paris Climate Conference. Together with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, signed in Japan in March 2015, these agreements provide a set of common standards and achievable targets to reduce carbon emissions, manage the risks of climate change and natural disasters, and to build back better after a crisis.
The SDGs are unique in that they cover issues that affect us all. They reaffirm our international commitment to end poverty, permanently, everywhere. They are ambitious in making sure no one is left behind. More importantly, they involve us all to build a more sustainable, safer, more prosperous planet for all humanity.