The Tastic Series Model United Nations 2020
The Tastic Series MUN is an exclusive MUN that is a crossover workshop between the Talktastic and MUNtastic courses. The MUN will provide a holistic understanding of how the world works and will help students massively improve their MUN skills.
In the week leading up to the MUN the teachers of Talktastic (Ananyaa Gupta) and MUNtastic (Adhiraj Singh) will hold 3 sessions with the children -
Adhiraj will explain the Rules of procedure and how to conduct yourself in an MUN along with some tips to stand out and impress the Executive Board (EB), and the best strategies to guarantee receiving an award, and other similar experience-based learning to help enhance their overall skills as both, delegates and EB Members.
Ananyaa will focus on making sure that the children are able to influence the audience with their body language and voice modulation along with giving them invaluable tips to ace unmoderated caucuses and lobby effectively.
Adhiraj and Ananyaa will help the children break down their background guide and understand the major world problem that they have been assigned.
In addition to this crash course there will also be a few interactive sessions with relevant leaders of prominence in their respective fields, especially those associated with the United Nations and its various organizations. These sessions will help participants visualize a clearer image of problems in today’s world, and how various international organizations are working to address them.
At the end of the week we will conduct a 2 day MUN on the 5th and 6th of September with 4 committee sessions: two sessions a day, for 3 hours each. Each participant will be given very comprehensive and detailed feedback on their position papers and their performance in committee. At the end of each day, the executive board will share a document with the participants which will detail their performance that day and will also include their score card so that the participants know the exact criteria of an MUN and can specifically work towards improving their score.
The Executive Board has been chosen after a thorough application process, which consists of responses as well as a panel interview. We ensure that each applicant is highly qualified and sufficiently experienced, which will help keep the quality of debate significantly higher than most Model UN Conferences.
Committees and Agendas:
United Nations Security Council (UNSC) - Denuclearising the Korean Peninsula
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment for Women (UNWOMEN) - Economic Empowerment of Rural Women
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) - Improving Access to Education for Refugees
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) - Tackling Child Labour and Exploitation
World Health Organisation (WHO) - Accelerating the Provision of Universal Health Coverage in Societies Around the World
Committees will be assigned to each participant on the basis of time zone.
Cost : $70
Devendra Tak is Save the Children’s National Manager - Media & Communication for India. Prior to this, he worked with UNICEF as a Communication for Development consultant and before that he worked for CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation and was based in South Africa.
He also served as Regional Communications Manager for the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies, where he oversaw 8 countries in South Asia. Among his career highlights is his work from disaster-hit areas during the Asian Tsunami, Cyclones Phailin (India) and SIDR (Bangladesh) and floods in Uttarakhand (India
Previously a journalist with the Independent, Business India and Indian Express Online, he has extensive experience in reporting from conflict and disasters situations and is a passionate humanitarian actor having worked with global agencies in national and international roles.
He has also engaged in conflict-ridden contexts in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Jammu & Kashmir (India) and Sri Lanka. In 2012, he was awarded the Rex Global Fellowship. He also recently co-authored the Best New Civil Right Book award-winning We Are The Champions, a book about Children who are the Champions of Change in India.
Rai Sengupta is a development consultant and has extensive experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis, stakeholder consultations, primary data collection, risk management and research. Her most recent assignment is the ‘Evaluation of Department for International Development's Zimbabwe Portfolio of Programmes under the Business Plan’ wherein she is assessing the country programme according to the OECD-DAC criteria. She is also part of a 4 member technical team to conduct the 'Country-led Formative Evaluation of the Maternal and Child Cash Transfer Program in Chin and Rakhine States in Myanmar’
She has worked with many organizations such as Amnesty International, the Centre for Policy Analysis, EY and IPE Global.
She has published a number of research papers and articles centred on food assistance programmes, nutrient fortification and globalisation, on a number of platforms including The Citizen, the Indian Economist and the Centre for Policy Analysis' website.
She has been working on a wide range of issues including the empowerment of low-income puppeteers and women dairy farmers, as well as the Ease of Doing Business in India with various leading think tanks and policy organizations in India.
Rai is a national level keynote speaker on research methods, public policy, human rights, social entrepreneurship, and youth action. She has spoken at several schools and colleges across the NCR including IIT Delhi, Hindu College, Kirori Mal College, Ashoka University, Jindal Global Law School, Kamala Nehru College, Maitreyi College, IP College for Women, Daulat Ram College, etc.
he represented India at the International Social Impact Conference and spoke on human rights in the context of COVID-19, alongside speakers from Brazil and USA.
She has also partnered with several GirlUp chapters (UN Foundation) to discuss body positivity and gender-based violence.
Ms. Muyambo is a Programme Specialist with UN Women in the Civil Society Division. She is also responsible for youth and faith engagement within UN Women. She has vast experience in strategy development, implementation and management, gender mainstreaming and social inclusion. She also has more than 15 years’ experience in the development and management of complex programmes nationally, regionally and globally in international development and human rights field.
In addition, she is also a leader, strategic thinker and innovative individual who is passionate about Gender Equality, Women’ Rights and empowerment and Children’s Rights. Knowledgeable about international development. She is a results-oriented individual with solid knowledge and understanding of global gender issues.
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A PORTION OF OUR PROCEEDS GO TO RutuChakra
RutuChakra is a youth-led organization working to achieve menstrual equity and dignity amongst menstruators of all ages and backgrounds by providing menstrual products to areas/ individuals in need, increasing access to education, and promoting an open conversation amongst all genders. Till date, they have distributed 130,000+ menstrual products and helped 8,000+ individuals.