“Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue which counts.”- TMUN 2019
On 25th January 2019, day two of the General Assembly commenced, with the discussions of issues from the previous day. The earliest of the motions raised revolved around the recently debated GDPR. Delegates of France, Saudi Arabia and Iran put forth meaningful insights as to how EU can help other nations with the understanding and implementation of GDPR. “ATM jackpotting”, “ransomware” and “cyber crime and armaments” were other hot topics that were brought forth by the delegates.
The Human Rights Council discussed the agenda – “Elimination of violence against women and girls in the digital context.” The student participants who assumed the role of delegates of member countries at the TMUN, debated and discussed over the issue of cyber-crime, inadequacy of judiciary bodies and technical infrastructure which are present in underdeveloped and developing nations. A question and answer session was held among the delegates of the member countries to pass a resolution to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls in the Digital Context. The discussion concluded with an amendment session, followed by the resolution being passed with a majority vote of the participating countries. The delegates also discussed about misinformation and disinformation prevalent in the cyber world. They pressed upon the importance of a uniform law across the world to tackle cyber crime.
TAPMI Model United Nations came to an end with a ceremony that began with an enlightening speech by the Chief Guest Prof. Ishwar Haritas. This was followed by a speech by the Guest of Honor Mr. Brijesh Balakrishnan. He gave his insights on the whole concept of a Model United Nations and wholeheartedly appreciated the efforts put in by TAPMI Toastmasters in making it a grand success. The session ended with declaration of the best performers in each of the councils.
In the General assembly category of awards, Christina Rachel Jacob won the best delegate award. A special mention was given to Ananda Kannan, high commendation was received by Agraharam Rinda Vishnu and honourable mention were given to Mihir Dixit and Amulya N Bhatkal.
In the Human Rights Council awards section, Rashi Agarwal won the best delegate award, high commendation was received by Sonakshi Mehrotra, a special mention was given to Soumya Khanduri and Heena Attry, and honourable mention were given to Anvita Balakka and Apeksha Guru.
In the Security Council, Anik Dutta won the best delegate, high commendation was received by Vishnuteerth Havaldar, a special mention was given to Russell Mathias and Shruti A. Sastry, and honourable mention were given to Shwetank Mishra and Prashant Nair.