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Greetings delegates!

I would like to welcome all of you to the Thirteenth Edition of the Neerja Modi Model United Nations! I am honored to be serving as your Director-General for this conference, which will be held virtually from the 22nd to the 24th of October, 2021. Ever since the first edition, NMMUN has been a wondrous platform for heated debates and contemplative resolutions targeting some of the most severe crises the world has witnessed in the past decade. The conference has allowed delegates to have impassioned discussions and use their voice as a catalyst for collaboration and change. This year, the Neerja Modi Model UN is back to allow delegates to deliberate on a variety of global issues, under the fitting theme of ‘Rising above Challenges’. The Conference will be hosting fourteen astounding committees: including not only conventional UN committees but also Futuristic, Historical, and Fictional convocations, that will cover a variety of relevant and provocative agendas. I look forward to seeing you actively participating in your committee sessions and honoring the spirit of collaboration and diplomacy, virtues that the NMMUN has fostered since its origin.

I wish you the best of luck! Sincerely,

Ananya Solanki Director-General NMMUN’21

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Greetings, delegates!
It is my utmost pleasure to invite you to the thirteenth edition of the Neerja Modi Model United Nations.

The past year and a half have been tumultuous. We’ve witnessed – and are still witnessing – a pandemic that has ravaged economies, led to democratic backsliding, and the further oppression of minorities. With countries becoming more isolated and protectionist, crises like Yemen and Syria have escalated, needing our immediate attention and help. US isolationism has led to the Taliban taking control in Afghanistan – leaving the future of Afghanistan’s development and the protection of its citizens hanging by a thread. China has passed the Hong Kong Security Law, which has legally given China militaristic and political control over Hong Kong, leading to the curbing of essential protests. In Myanmar, the military coup has led to large-scale demonstrations and increased instability in the country. Moreover, the threat of Artificial Intelligence and its potential catastrophic use in warfare looms over future generations. The pandemic has kicked back centuries of progress too. Unemployment rates among women have drastically increased, while workers in global supply chains are made to work longer hours and are paid less due to decreased profits.

So, yes, these are indeed tumultuous times. It is undemanding to shy away from tackling these problems, to turn our heads the other way. However, I encourage you to be different. To be courageous. To face these challenges with everything you’ve got. To work together to contribute towards solving the world’s most pressing problems. The NMMUN provides you with the avenue to do just that.

Be well-researched, negotiate with other delegates, reach consensus, and obviously, have tons of fun! Best of luck.

Best Regards,

Kaustubh Jain Secretary General NMMUN 2021

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Greetings, delegates!

I would like to start off by saying that it is an honor for me to have been chosen for this position. I hope to make this an eventful and unforgettable weekend for both the Secretariat and the Delegates, providing you with experiences that were lost due to the pandemic. I humbly welcome you all to the 13TH Edition of the Neerja Modi Model United Nations – and the 2ND Virtual MUN of NMS. The upcoming weekend of heated debates, artistic expression, and radical journalism has always been a sight of awe for NMS and its students. By channeling the ideas and motives of the youth present, we hope to add to NMMUN’s legacy. NMMUN is a platform for debaters to pursue political and humanitarian interests, for journalists to prove that the pen is mightier than the sword and for artists to say a thousand words through the swift movement of their pencils. What makes this year’s edition different is that the debaters will not only be tackling the issues of the present but also of the past and the future and the journalists will be able to experience writing from the perspective of different newspapers from around the globe, adapting to the way of writing of their respective publications.

At last, we aim to rise above the challenges of our time.

Best Wishes,

Rakshit Sablawat
Deputy Secretary-General NMMUN’21