Incontro MUN 2016
INCONTRO MUN 16 is The Model United Nations conference of Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB), Pune organized in collaboration with United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) for India and Bhutan, New Delhi by the students belonging to different streams of MBA to debate and conduct discussions on a wide range of geo political, economic and social issues in the world. As a prelude, regular group sessions along with simulation of various United Nations committees like the General Assembly, Security Council, UNODC and ECOSOC will be conducted conforming to the prescribed international rules and diplomacy to enable its participants to exponentially broaden their world view. The intent of our MUN is to expose and sensitize the participants to global and local issues in a new light and formulate prospective solutions and raise awareness about international affairs that are relatively less famous. About Us
Letter from SG
Dear Prospective Delegates, Faculty Advisors, and Model United Nations Enthusiasts,
Welcome to the Incontro Model United Conference! I have the distinct honour of serving as the Secretary General of the 2nd Edition of Incontro MUN, the Model United Nations organized by Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB), Pune, India in collaboration with United Nations Information Centre for Indian and Bhutan (UNIC), New Delhi. Incontro MUN is a one-of-a-kind experience for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students with a passion for international affairs, high-level debate, and global problem solving. We pride ourselves on being able to offer this experience to both novice and seasoned delegates. As a learning conference, we put skill development, professional networking, and delegate feedback at the forefront.
At Incontro MUN 2016, We are expecting an extremely high level of debate that gives each of you a platform to present the views of, and more importantly, to take responsibility of an entire country and I hope that we will successfully be able to stimulate the environment and crises that is required to do so. We are now facing unprecedented predicament from a variety of issues that, if not dealt with in due time can easily cause destruction of an immense scale. The responsibility to find measures that can help us combat with all the environmental, social and political problems we currently face lies majorly with the youth, for the future lies solely in the youth’s hands. We have designed the agendas for Incontro MUN 2016 on the same lines. Whether you are an experienced MUNer or a newcomer, we look forward to welcome you at our conference and urge you to develop both academic and social skills. I wish to extend my heartiest invite to you all to be a part of Incontro MUN 16 as Delegates and Members of Press whose presence shall grace this event. I cannot wait more to see you all this September at our campus in Hinjewadi, Pune
Incontro MUN 16
Letter from DG
Honourable Future Delegates,
Dear Friends, As this year’s Director General, it is my honour and pleasure to welcome you to the Second Edition of Incontro MUN, the Model United Nations hosted by Symbiosis Institute of International Business, Hinjewadi . I will have the privilege to be your humble host on the 22nd- 23rd September, 2016 in the wonderful city of Pune, a beautiful city nestled in the Western Ghats. However, it is neither for its incredible landscapes nor for its history that I kindly invite you to attend our conference. This year’s Conference is full of surprises and its contents will allow you, as a representative of a foreign Government, to explore new themes and issues, face new challenges and meet new, different people from different fields and spheres. Last year’s edition hosted participants from twenty different colleges and we aim to improve that figure, thanks to our new partnerships and networks with other MUNs as well as other associations, so that you may experience a lively environment at work to address worldwide issues. This year, one of our strengths is certainly the Secretariat: the chairpersons you will meet are amongst the most talented and resourceful people I have ever met. Not only they are passionate and eager to help you live an amazing conference but also they are young students and professionals just like you who will be able to broad and go deeper into your understanding of the international community. They have immense experience and possess an excellent knowledge of both the topics you are going to discuss and the international bodies you are going to simulate. In conclusion, we are waiting for you, young leaders of the future, to come and find new, intriguing, innovative and creative solutions to problems. I believe Incontro MUN 2016 can be an excellent opportunity to test your skills as possible future leader for your community, your country and, why not, internationally. However, I hope Incontro MUN can be an occasion to reflect over the role of leadership and how this can influence a community. There is nothing left for me to say but come: you shall not regret it!
Incontro MUN 2016
DGSarvashreshtha Chaudhary is a senior of marketing at SIIB, he's completed his engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology in electronics with electrical. At SIIB, he's played an active role in organizing various events including incontro MUN 2015 and Ignisense 2016. He's an avid reader and loves to travel.
Favourite book: Night Angel Trilogy -Brent Weeks
Favourite orator: Dr. Shashi Tharoor
SGShashank More is a senior at Symbiosis Institute of International Business, Pune and is studying Masters of Business Administration in Agri Business. Born in Nepal, raised in Myanmar and education in India has given Shashank an exposure to different cultures and places and has helped in his understanding of the societal dynamics in different places. He graduated from S.G.T.B Khalsa College, Delhi University majoring in Botany. Shashank is passionate about participating in MUNs and has participated in various MUNs across colleges in Delhi University. He has also served as the Deputy Secretary General in Incontro MUN 16 at Symbiosis Institute of International Business and Under Secretary General, Delegate Affairs in Confero MUN organized by S.G.T.B Khalsa College, Delhi University. Issues related to foreign trade and economic agenda interest Shashank and he aspires to become an entrepreneur in the agro industry. He is passionate about music and photography and can play four instruments. Shashank looks forward to bringing together delegates, faculty advisors and students for Incontro MUN 2015.
Favourite Book: The catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
DSGSuraj Pisharody is a junior at Symbiosis Institute of International Business, Pune and is studying Masters of Business Administration in International Business. Born in Kerala and raised in Mumbai, Suraj has developed an understanding of different cultures. He graduated from Rizvi College of Engineering, Mumbai University majoring in Civil Engineering. He hopes to aid in achieving world peace. He is passionate about music, blogging and travelling. Suraj looks forward to bringing together delegates, faculty advisors and students for Incontro MUN 2016 along with a promise that Incontro MUN will stand as a benchmark for all Model United Nations across the world.
Favourite Book: Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Favourite orator: Shashi Tharoor
USG – PolicyKrishnakali Vaishnav is a second-year student at Symbiosis Institute of International Business, Pune, where she is pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration (International Business), Finance. She has completed her Bachelors in Economics from Symbiosis International (Deemed University) in 2015. At SIIB, she has been a part of Ignisense’16, the annual management-cultural festival as the events’ coordinator and was also a core team member for organising and conducting Finanza’16, the annual event of the Finance club of SIIB. Prior to being appointed as DSG Policy for INCONTRO MUN’16, Krishnakali was a part of the policy team for INCONTRO MUN’15 along with being the Co-Chair of the FAO committee. An avid reader and enthusiastic writer, Krishnakali is passionate about the subject of Economic Empowerment and Human Rights. She believes that by conducting or participating in an event such as a MUN, not only does one gain in-depth understanding of international affairs but also one also learns to cultivate varied perspectives which helps one develop compassion and empathy towards ones’ fellow human beings.
Favourite Book: To Kill a Mocking Bird, Harper Lee
Favourite Orator: Raghuram Rajan
USG- Domestic RelationsHimanshi Motwani is a senior at Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB, Pune) currently pursuing her Masters of Business Administration in Marketing in International Business. She completed her graduation in commerce in 2015. At SIIB, She is a part of Kshitij, the CSR committee of SIIB. She has been a part of the organizing team for IGNISENSE 2016, the organizing committee of Leadership Series 2015- the flagship event of SIIB, and Marketing Conclave 2015 and 2016. She has keen interest in organizing events of all sorts and volunteers for various causes as and when possible. An avid traveller and an NCC Cadet, Himanshi loves adventure as well as art.
Prior to serving as the USG-DR of Incontro MUN 2016, Himanshi was the Rapporteur for General Assembly of Incontro MUN 2015. She feels that it is important to encourage such events to gauge importance of the youth towards world as a whole. She looks forward to bringing delegates, faculty advisors, and Symbiosis students together for Incontro MUN 2016!
Favourite book: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Housseini
USG- International RelationsDoyal is a senior at Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB, Pune) currently pursuing her Masters of Business Administration in Marketing. She has completed her Bachelor of Engineering in Information & Communication Technology from Manipal University in 2012. She has been associated with AIESEC and has been the vice-President of AIESEC in Manipal University. At SIIB, she has been instrumental in creating brand associations with Harley Davidson and Sakaal Times for the management cum cultural event - Ignisense . She has been a part of the key editorial team that launched the first ever marketing newsletter of SIIB - Markodyssey.
With keen interest in world affairs and geopolitics, Doyal has launched AxisTilt- the geopolitical club of SIIB. Being a student of International Business she has special interests in world economics diplomatic relations among nations which she hopes to explore and understand more through association with MUNs. She is a voracious reader and an avid traveller. She and her team are excited to take Incontro MUN 2016 to greater heights.
Thanks & Regards
USG – Information ServicesVishnu Modi is a first-year student at Symbiosis International Business (SIIB, Pune) pertaining his Masters of Business Administration in Agri-Business. He completed his Bachelor of Business Administration from Auro University, Gujarat in 2016. At SIIB he is a member of The Richman & Company, the official music band of SIIB. He even serves as a member of Entrepreneurship Cell and Agri-Summit.
With interest in sports and management, Vishnu has participated at National level Table Tennis Championship. He hopes to experience and participate with more with such grand discussion portal as MUN.
Favourite Book: The Re-Words by Ella Jane
USG- AdministrationDhiresh Made is a senior at Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB, Pune) currently pursuing his Masters of Business Administration in Marketing in International Business. He has completed his Bachelor of Commerce in 2013. At SIIB, he was a part of the core organizing team for IGNISENSE 2016 - the Management cum Cultural event of SIIB. He is also a part of the Marketing Conclave Promotions & Sponsorship team and has worked as a member of core organizing committee in Leadership Series 2015.
With unmistakable fascination in world undertakings, Dhiresh has organized MUN in SIIB. Being an understudy of International Business he has keen interests in nation's monetary and vital relations which he plans to understand more through MUNs. He also plays football. He and his team hope to convey the best through Incontro MUN 2016 and would like to provide the best experience to delegates.
USG - FinanceShubhra Singh is a senior at Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB, Pune) currently pursuing her Masters of Business Administration in Marketing in International Business. She had completed her Bachelor of Technology in Industrial Engineering from Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gujarat in 2015. At SIIB she is a member of Entrepreneurship Cell, leader of Kshitij- a social initiative of SIIB. She was a member of Sports Committee, in 2015 she was a chief officer of Domestic Relations and handled press & media of INCONTRO’15.
With keen interest in sports and economics, Shubhra has participated at National level Volleyball Championship and being a student of International Business she has special interests in inter-country economic and strategic relations, which she hopes to explore and understand more through MUNs. She looks forward to bring delegates, faculty advisors and Symbiosis students together for INCONTRO MUN’16.
Favourite Book: The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferris
USG- Conference StaffHarshana Kathpalia is currently pursuing MBA-IB at Symbiosis Institute of International Business, Pune. She is a student of finance and enjoys discovering the truth behind the numbers. She is a commerce graduate from Hindu College, University of Delhi. At SIIB, she is a member of Kshitij-CSR initiative, Academic Committee and Mess Committee. She has a penchant for scribbling her poems and sharing them through her blog. She is an ardent believer in freedom of speech and looks forward to MUN as one of the best platforms to make a difference. She feels it’s the power of young minds to “Built-Operate- Transfer –The Change”
Favourite Book-The Difficulty of Being Good: On the Subtle Art of Dharma by Gurcharan Das
The General Assembly is the main deliberative, policy making and representative organ of the UN. The assembly has initiated actions on Political, Economic, Humanitarian, Social and Legal aspects. It oversees the budget of UN, appoints non-permanent members to the Security Council, receives report from other parts of UN and makes resolutions in the form of General Assembly Resolutions. It provides a unique forum of multilateral discussion of the International issues.
It has 193 member countries and they meet annually.
General Assembly Agenda
Safeguarding Civilians during Peacekeeping Operations
The primary responsibility of the Security Council is to maintain International Peace and Security, whenever they are threatened. It dispatches military operations, imposes sanctions, mandates arms inspections, deploy election monitors and more.
Security Council Agenda
Militarization of the South China Sea: Implications & Solutions
ECOSOC of UN is the central platform for debate and innovative thinking on sustainable development. It is the principle body for coordination, policy review, policy recommendations on economic, social and environmental issues, as well as implementation of internationally agreed development goals.
Food Sovereignty - ‘Food is Paramount so is Justice’
UNODC is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. UNODC operates in all regions of the world through an extensive network of field offices. UNODC makes every effort to integrate and mainstream the gender perspective, particularly in its projects for the provision of alternative livelihoods, as well as those against human trafficking.
A Drug Free World or a Free Drugs World
- Best Delegate
- Best Delegate for Each Committee
- High Commendation
|Opening Registration||24th August 2016|
|Closing Registration For Delegates||15th September 2016|
|First Day Of Conference||22nd September 2016|
|Second Day Of Conference||23rd September 2016|
|Closing Ceremony||23rd September 2016|
Conference Fees:₹ 1000/- Per Delegate
Conference VenueSIIB Campus,
Hinjewadi Phase 1,
Conference ScheduleComing Soon
|Sarvashreshtha Chaudharyfirstname.lastname@example.org||+91 8058656207|
|Shashank Moreemail@example.com||+91 9718077100|
|Suraj Pisharodyfirstname.lastname@example.org||+91 8983615928|
|Himanshi Motwaniemail@example.com||+91 7066170912|
|Doyal Sahafirstname.lastname@example.org||+91 9130080533|