Aanya Kapadia

Director General

Dear Delegates and Directors,

  1.  “We all know the truth: more connects us than separates us. But in times of crisis the wise build bridges, while the foolish build barriers. We must find a way to look after one another as if we were one single tribe.”~Black Panther.I would like to welcome you to BDMUN 2022, a noncontroversial space with fiery debate, phenomenal people, and a fusion of cultures and millions of different shades of personalities to explore. This BDMUN focuses on a compelling issue that's been lying in the glooms, The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are seventeen interlinked global goals, designed to create a pathway to serenity and prosperity for the citizens now and hereafter. As a team, we chose prominent issues affecting us today.1) Committee: Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee  (SOCHUM)
    Topic: Combating Racism, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance
    2) Committee: World Health Organization
    Topic: Disease Control in Humanitarian Emergencies
    3) Committee: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
    Topic: Eliminating Child Labor
    4) Committee: United Nations Security Council (UNSC)
     Topic: AI and Warfare
    5)Committee: United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR)
    Topic: Food Security in Refugee Camps

I have invariably been mesmerized by the way the MUN conferences are executed. Till today, participated in every single MUN conference offered by our school since I was in grade 6 {which is roughly about 10-12 MUNs}; those experiences shaped me into the person I am today. With these experiences, I was able to build powerful connections not only with the MUN team but also with the delegates. I will strive to create the same environment that lured me into the world of MUN to others.

MUN is something that feeds my personality, it's much more than “just a conference”. It makes me comfortable with everyone's thoughts and opinions while growing intellectually. Additionally, it helped me possess exemplary leadership skills and enjoy perfection in a task. A feeling I would love to open to the delegates this year. My favorite part about the entire MUN process is not the end of the beginning, but the process. The process of building yourself, finding yourself, your place, your thoughts, your ideas, and your opinions while also holding your ground. Is an important lesson MUN teaches you. As the  Director-General for this MUN, it is my goal to bring out many strengths and talents of others, rather than standing in the spotlight. I will empower those marginalized, quarreling factional, and come together under the spotlight as ONE.
The world in which we live today is fractured, its fractured geo-politically, ideologically, and socio-economically. In a hostile environment created by the world's media where these “lines of divisions are consistently highlighted, the UN is an organization that serves as a benign glow. As the organizing committee of the MUN, I will ensure that the weakest have a voice, and the strongest listen. The Director General, assumes the role of not a star performer, but that of a chameleon, effortlessly championing democracy while speaking to world leaders, whilst simultaneously reprimanding those that govern as authoritarians. I must at once be gentle who those who need it, and use force against those who deserve it. MUN to me is like a beehive, a safe space, where intellectual minds are nurtured and are met with thousands of other species of bees to find their spot in a chaotic world.

All of this would have been possible without our entire MUN team, who was here to ease us through the entire process and be the backbone of this entire conference. For the delegates, get your head in the game. It’s your time to shine!

Finally,  Hi, my name is Aanya Kapadia your Director-General for BDMUN 2022. 

P.S: Think about this “There’s evil in the world, all right. Being aware of it makes you a realist, not a paranoid.” ~Dean Koontz and let's keep this alive “Kids saving the world > adults saving the world”. Looking forward to the best BDMUN. 

Aanya Kapadia
Director General
BDMUN 2022