The featured council of Edition X, this is the stage for the bigs. Introduced with this edition, the featured committee rakes in the brass of substantial debate in and around the circuit and pits them up against one another to heave it out in the most politically technical, lobbying intensive and inherently exciting debate. Such a committe wouldn't just be for one to participate in, it is worth spectating. Therefore developments in the council shall be streamed to the public and updates given to the other councils, while in action. Committee X calls for the most confident of orators and negotiators. Hence, the decoupled application procedure. Please note, only applicants with due experience in debate (primarily in UN simulations, secondarily elsewhere) shall be considered.
Trade is significant in the evolution of the humanity as a medium for exchange of not only commodities but also ideas. With the onset of modern era the scale of trade has experienced a drastic leap in terms of volumes. Moreover the need of regulations in the trade market in order to keep the playing field suitable for all has never been this high. With this objective WTO was established back in 1995 and with time it became integral part of world trade regulating nearly all of the worlds trade. But now it faces challenges that jeopardizes the very existence of the WTO and there is immediate need to bring reforms that constructively counter balances this menace.
Dawid Ostrowski Developer Relations Program Manager, Google Poland
Dawid is true technology enthusiast, who loves to work in areas where humans and machines meet to create amazing new products and services. He is experienced program manager with strong technical background, who is able to establish priorities for complex projects and execute across multiple organizations, according to long-term objectives. Dawid has worked in Poland, USA, Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands and truly values diversity of international working environment. His most visible characteristics are individualization (when dealing directly with people), ideation&intellection (inexhaustible source of new concepts) and strong communication (experienced trainer, community manager). He is also an activator constantly impatient for action.
Dmytro Danylyk Android Developer, Lemberg Solutions Limited
Developer. Nominated to apply for the Google Developer Expert Program. Finalist of Google Apps Developer Challenge 2012. Author of open source libraries 1000+ stars. Writer. When Dmytro has free time he is writing technical articles. Speaker. Always trying to share his knowledge & experience on different events. Big fan of android, flat design, stackoverflow, git, Intellij IDEA. Eclipse IDE hater.
Roman Mazur Head of Android/Java Unit, Stanfy, GDG Kyiv
Roman started his way in Android 5 years ago and fall in love with this platform. Currently he is a head of Android unit in Stanfy LLC and a co-organizer of Kyiv Google Developers Group focusing on Android development. Roman is responsible for building a strong team of Android developers inside Stanfy as well as for organizing Android professionals community in Kyiv.
Valentyn Shybanov Software engineer/country manager, Twinfield, GDG Kyiv
Valentyn focuses on Polymer and Web Components. In previous roles he’s helped craft design systems for massive enterprise companies, user interfaces for console titles, and even built the occasional enchanted princess game. These days his mission is to fight for a better web and to help developers build great experiences.
The Lok Sabha, which literally translates to ‘House of the People’ is the lower house of India's bicameral Parliament, the upper house being the Rajya Sabha. It has the power to pass bills on legislative, financial, executive, constitutional, electoral as well as judicial matters.’The Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Lok Sabha’, as well as occasional ‘Directions issued by the Speaker’ regulate the procedure in Lok Sabha.
Transgenders have lived through most of modern history as social pariahs. Until recently, there had been little systemic accomodation of this community. This changed with supreme court's historic judgement to recognise them as people of a third gender. A certain “Transgender Rights Bill” was proposed in the Rajya Sabha, which was passed after much political dialogue and discussion. However, upon being tabled in the Lok Sabha, it was amended as “The Transgender Persons Bill” to a virtually unrecognizable extent. Hence, this winter session the Lok Sabha shall convene to argue issues of much humanitarian consequence like the right to self identification of gender, medical tests for gender determination, reservation for transgenders, hate speech as a criminal offence and a plethora of other intricate issues.
The General Assembly (GA) is the main policy making and representative organ of the UN. Decisions on important questions, such as those on peace and security, admission of new members and budgetary matters, require a two-thirds majority. Decisions on other questions are by simple majority. Each of the 193 member states of the United Nations has equal representation. The Assembly adopts its own rules of procedure and elects a President for each session.
Mass surveillance gains ever increasing popularity among governments of various countries as a possible aid for fighting terrorism, preventing crime and resolving social unrest. Concurrently, it begets a certain vibe of mistrust between the administration and the citizens. More often than not, this practice ends up breaching the right to privacy of its subjects. With no standardized set of rules in place to overlook organizations exercising surveillance, there is a need for collective initiation to protect the rights of civilians. UNGA shall do precisely that by bringing together various countries to deliberate on the same in hope of homogenous and liberal laws.
The working of the Economic and Social Council includes coordination of fourteen UN specialized agencies, ten functional commissions, and five regional commissions. Its purview extends over 70 percent of the human and financial resources of the entire UN system. The Council consists of 54 member states which are elected by the General Assembly for three-year terms. The Council holds a four-week substantive session each July, alternating between New York and Geneva.
Secession of the UK from the EU is in a crisis. With around four months left to negotiate, both the parties involved must hasten dialogue lest they should end up without a deal. The Westminster Parliament persists in its indecision. Peace in Northern Ireland, sovereignty of Scotland, and livelihoods of millions of people are some of the many things that are being put at stake by this secession. With the prospect of a social conflict and international trade being in jeopardy, ECOSOC shall convene to make this transition as harmonious as possible.
The unquestionable Mafia champion of the team, you just cannot defeat Tejal in an argument. Always with an amusing reply on the tip of her tongue, her innate smartness is conspicuous in her work as writer. An intense blend of acute reasoning and flawless language, her articles are a joy to read. Although her witty retorts might prove fatal at times, Tejal is the most convivial person you’ll ever meet.
From being the Coordinator of Logistics to USG Administration, for three years, Sanchit has been a pillar among the many, for the team. This hard working chap, with a profound knowledge of international relations and political dynamics has a zest for expression and writing. His acumen at managing teams makes him a leader to follow. Work aside, he loves Sufi Poetry and Classical rock - hand him a guitar, and you wouldn't be disappointed.
The undisputed quizzing champion of IIT Guwahati, Shubhang is not someone you'd want to challenge when it comes to knowing facts and figures. He also has a strange urge to genetically modify stuff. His keen interest in football is reflected in the way he idolises Lionel Messi and thoroughly enjoys classic rock and Led Zeppelin. There's definitely so much more to him than what meets the eye. Above all, the quality one would admire the most is how he'll always go out of his way to help someone.
A tech and robotics geek, Shwetank is an exemplary engineer. Brilliant with the keyboard, whether it's writing insightful articles or running hefty algorithms. His profound grasp of world politics makes him an invaluable part of our team. Shwetank has a keen interest in sci-fi books and thrillers, especially ones revolving around narcotics. When stumbling onto doors leading to ingenious agendae, he's the one who knocks.
The team's newbie, Sangam's surprisingly extensive research with agendae has been enriching to the discussions that followed. Lazier than you could ever be, his devil-may-care attitude makes him an accidental clown. With a newfound zeal to explore himself, he involves himself in whatever opportunity pops up. Though he is a typical cricket fan, he also takes a lot of interest in biking.
A new yet valuable addition to the team, Sujal is the guy for every job. Whether it’s research for the agendae or strategic extensive branding. Seemingly a bit naive at first glance, he has vast experience as an administrator. His dedication towards fulfilling every task thrown at him is unparalleled. An avid cricket and anime fan, he has a good hand with the ball (no pun intended).
Vijayant, the astronomy wizard of our college, is quite the ladies man. You're sure to be at the edge of your seats when this one strums a guitar. He's really one to stand out in a crowd (given how tall he is, of course). A self-proclaimed weirdo, Vijayant plays a wide spectrum of sports skilfully, football and tennis for starters. Also, he has a black belt in Karate so you kinda don't want to mess with him.
A designer to the literal core, Srishti is the team’s supply of adorable awkwardness. A quirky female, on whom you may count for an outburst of laughter when you ask her for advice; she is a perfectionist - to the point where it is scary. Contrary to what you might believe, she’s good at basketball. Dwelling on the aesthetic aspect of whatever she finds, she likes to watch the moon move.
The latest addition to the family, Prasanna has an innate swagger that's hard to miss as well as notice. Silent and a bit shy, he's a very creative guy. He's diligent with his work and more punctual than most. An ardent anime fan, he's quite a gamer too. Most unconventional of all, he is a rapper, and you just might be in luck to hear him go.
A programming genius, Vedant “the Nice guy” Chakravadhanula a.k.a. “VC” is a part of the Webops team at IITG MUN, and is probably the most humble person you’ll ever meet. He has an amazing sense of humour which entices both men and women. Speaking of women, Vedant has a lot of them apparently. Vedant has a striking resemblance to the legendary musician, Snoop Dogg, physically and they share the same passions too. Despite of that the team would be incomplete without him. Vedant likes going an extra mile everyday, especially on Wednesdays
A god in machine learning and a proud Delhite, Vrishank is a part of the Webops team, and is a surprisingly eccentric person who loves to procrastinate. His puns aren't punny at all so one should steer clear of him at social gatherings to avoid mental trauma. His talents include swimming, coding and eating copious amounts of food. He enjoys reading and has a peculiar interest in the suez canal. Generosity and politeness make up for his lack of humour.
Having been a part of the international press before, this man is the one who makes the team tick. Zealous, industrious and punctual to the point where it’s annoying. A pun lord in his free time, Param’s love for sleep can only be surpassed by his love for football.
A really vocal member of the team, Shrishti is fashion police of the highest order. She’s great with graphic design, and is a social media veteran. An avid reader in her spare time, Shristi is someone that can keep a conversation going. Needless to say that she is great with delegates and has previously worked on delegate affairs.
The 'know-it-all' of the group, Rishi's immense expertise on general knowledge has no bounds. His knowledge, smartness and marvelous communication skills is what makes him a great debater. Playing the piano and the guitar are just a few more of the countless things under his arsenal.
Working diligently in the Conference affairs, Shubham never shies away from responsibilities. Give him any task and he will execute it with utmost punctuality and enthusiasm. Apart from his tireless zeal, he is an avid football enthusiast as well as an immaculate player.
The multi-tasking maestro of the team, his energy and vigour are unmatched. From working in conference affairs to then shifting his focus to agenda research, Akash is literally the literary backbone of the team. Already well versed with politics and international relations, his thirst for knowledge keeps adding to his platter. In his free time, (if he gets any) Akash loves to travel and play table tennis.
Most people would describe her as “quite quiet”, but it’s important you get “quite quiet” right because she is a vicious grammar Nazi. Singing and astronomy are her favourite pastimes and she is always down for a spontaneous jam session.
The team’s techie, Prathyoom is a gamer at heart and has spent an unhealthy amount of time playing D.O.T.A. In his free time, he loves to code, speed cube and binge on anime. Needless to say, Prathyoom is the nerd of the team and is our go to for all things tech.