Youths should be vocal on various social and global issues
08 Septembar 2015, Nirapad News: Students and youths should raise and convey their voices related to various social and global issues to make a discrimination-free society.
Apart from this, the young generation should work together for raising consciousness among the school students and inspire them to take a role in creating a better future.
Speakers made these remarks unequivocally while addressing the closing session of a four-day youths conference styled “UNYSAB Model United Nations (UNYSABMUN) 2015” held at Senate Building in Rajshahi University (RU) yesterday (Monday) afternoon.
Rajshahi divisional Committee of United Nations Youth and Students Association of Bangladesh (UNYSAB) organized the conference in a bid to educate the participants about effective communication, globalization and multilateral diplomacy. It was a platform for the students to explore their ideas regarding the title. It was the second session of UNYSABMUN.
Fazley Hossain Badsha, MP, addressed the enthusiastic and fanfare closing session as chief guest while RU VC Prof Dr Mijanuddin and Students Adviser Prof Sadequl Arefin Matin spoke as special guests with Mamun Mian, Bangladesh Chapter President of UNYSAB, in the chair.
UNYSABMUN is an academic simulation of the United Nations with a view to educate the participants about effective communication, globalization and multilateral diplomacy.
“Reinstating Good Governance for Equitable and Sustainable Economic Growth” was the slogan of the conference where more than 250 students and youths from various educational institutions throughout the country joined. Moreover, the delegates were facilitated with an opportunity to meet and learn the art of diplomacy from real diplomats. Through this event UNYSAB once again wants to raise consciousness among the school students and inspire them to take a role in creating a better future.
Mamun Mian told the session that UNYSAB is a voluntary youth and student movement for United Nations. MUN is an educational simulation of the United Nations participated by the students who want to serve as the delegates from different countries during the conference.
What makes the MUN special than the other youth conferences is that it ensures that the participants are getting the floor for maximum time to speak and argue, which helps improving their public speaking and negotiation skills.
Considering MUN conferences as the best possible way to introduce the UN system to the youth and the students, UNYSAB has been working to popularise the concept of MUN in Bangladesh since 2002, he added.
Bangladesh Model UN conference has a legacy of working on the issues related to youth and their role on sustainable development. This year, BANMUN 2015 was held under the theme “Role of Youth in Community Development” to let the participants, mostly high school students, think of the pros and cons of youth involvement in development policy making.
Lawmaker Badsha requested the UNYSAB members to take initiatives such as making a smoking free campus, organize movements against sexual harassment against women and to raise funds for helping the victims of various natural disasters in different countries.