The professional world is changing, with significant implications for women. On one hand, technological advances and globalization bring unprecedented opportunities for those who can access them and on the other hand, there is growing informality of labour, income inequality and humanitarian crises. Against this backdrop, only 50 % of working age women are represented in the labour force globally, compared to 76 % of men. What’s more, an overwhelming majority of women are in the informal economy, subsidizing care and domestic work, and involved in lower-paid, lower-skill occupations with little or no social protection.
I, Sahiba Khurana, want to emphasize on the point that achieving gender equality in the world of work is imperative for sustainable development. I would also want to share and learn many things from the 3-day long session of informative and scintillating debate. I am both delighted and honoured to be the chairperson of UNW for the 8th edition of VHMUN, in the garden city of Bengaluru.
I look forward to meeting you all in June and I am confident that this year’s VHMUN will be full of exciting and stimulating debates. I can’t wait to share my MUN experiences with you all while exploring and pondering upon the prolific discussions on dynamic international issues.
I hope you are all as excited as I am. Do not hesitate to reach out to me for any query.
With Best Regards,
Globalization, digital innovations, and rapid advances in communication technologies pitted against climate change, economic inequality, and humanitarian crises, among other factors, continue to transform the world in which we work — posing both challenges as well as opportunities in realizing women’s economic potential for a better tomorrow.
‘Model United Nations’ are the three words I have come to live by and love. For thousands of students like me, across the world, Model UN is the opportunity to have their voices heard and solve real-world problems, with like-minded individuals.
I, Abhinav Krishnan, started Model UN in the ninth grade and since then, my small successes have quickly spiralled into a profound passion for current affairs, problem-solving and negotiation at an international level. To date, I have organized two conferences, chaired at five, and won at every one of the eight conferences, I have attended. Months of research and weeks of the debate have led me to realize that the biggest take away has not been an award but the realization that concerted action is far more potent than a unilateral accomplishment.
As the Co-Chair of this committee, I look forward to exciting three days of fruitful debate with complex arguments and potent solutions.