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Harvard Model UN from Aug 15

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The India chapter of Harvard Model United Nations (HMUN), an annual international conference for high school students that the Harvard IRC organises...

The India chapter of Harvard Model United Nations (HMUN), an annual international conference for high school students that the Harvard IRC organises in Boston, Beijing and Hyderabad, is scheduled to be held from the August 15 to 18 at The Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC) in Hyderabad.

It is a program that allows students to simulate the role of diplomats from specific countries of the UN, learn about international issues, and discuss and debate these issues from the point of view of their chosen country, thereby which the students pass resolutions on the topics.

Few features of the conference are:
It has a full fledged team of Harvard University students who will be facilitating the conference. The conference will have a participation of 1,300 students across 140 schools from 28 cities and towns in India and over 8 countries. Out of this, close to 90 high school students from Pakistan will arrive for the conference.

Dr Rajendra Pachauri, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, will be the keynote speaker at the opening ceremony. The conference will simulate various topics of discussion where participants will interact over animated, meaningful debates by advocating the stance of the country they represent. They will examine, find solutions to some of the important issues affecting the international state of affairs today, voicing out on Democratic Principles, Human Rights and Free & Fair Trade while keeping in mind the global community.

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