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Sanghamitta Balika Vidyalaya, Galle marks the fourth chapter of the UN sessions (SYMUN) 2016

School UN clubs in the Southern province debated pressing global issues ranging from minority rights, world security, oil prices and epidemics at the Southern Youth Model United Nations (SYMUN) 2016 sessions.

Delegates brainstormed with heated debate tempered by diplomacy and came up with resolutions to solve the problems, at sessions held at Long Beach Resort, Koggala, Sri Lanka on June 05, 2016.

There were eight committees of the House and those represented GA1, GA2, UNESCO, UNHRC, WHO, UNFPA and UNWOMEN. Each committee focused on prevailing issues around the globe which urgently require solutions.

GA1 (DISEC) – Recognizing measures to ensure world security with reference to bio terrorism.

GA2 (ECOFIN) – Addressing the impacts of oil price fluctuation and its effect on the stability of a country’s economy.

UNESCO – Calling forth a new generation of robotics and artificial intelligence and the limits of its applicability in the modern era.

UNHRC – The role of good governance: Mitigating the discrimination of minority rights.

WHO – Reaching the grassroots in the alleviation of epidemic diseases.

UNFPA – Reinforcing and protecting reproductive rights of women in the 21st century.

UNWOMEN – The importance of male contribution against gender based violence.

The chief guest at this occasion was Mr. Chandima Rasaputhra, the Minister of Education, Southern Province.  Mrs. Saraswathy Dahanayaka, the patron of SYMUN and former principal of Sanghamitta and several other distinguished guests were present at this prestigious event.

Ms. Kavishka Kodituwakku was appointed as the Secretary General of SYMUN 2016 while Ms. Chathumi Gunarathna was appointed as the Deputy Secretary General.

The school UN club operates under the guidance of Mr. Dilhan Kithulampitiya, Mrs. Gauri Kathyana and Ms. Dilini Weerakkody.


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