BDMUN 2022 The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the United Nations Children’s Fund at BDMUN 2022. UNICEF in itself is a humanitarian committee that strives to achieve universal protection and empowerment of children all around the world. With a presence in more than 190 countries, UNICEF actively works to allow children from all backgrounds to survive, thrive and fulfill their boundless potential.
My MUN Journey began five years ago – a shy, naive boy with a passion to make a difference. I always had that fire within me to make a change and MUN’s allowed me to express that fire. Several conferences, a myriad of awards, countless memories, and six chaired conferences later, I stand before you to empower the potential and talent within.
With that being said, I expect a competitive, determined and agenda driven committee that aims at tackling the most relevant issue to us all. This year’s agenda at UNICEF is “Eliminating Child Labour”, a keystone principle of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The consequences of failing to agree on a resolution that tackles such a resonate problem are staggering! Millions of children might be subjected to extreme bodily and mental harm as well as sexual or eonomic exploitation. 99% of the times, child labour cuts access to medical healthcare and education, restricting their fundamental rights and threatening their futures.
Delegates, you have a duty. A duty to ensure that no child does not have a place to sleep, no child should work 12 hours a day, no child should be subjected to physical torture, and no child should be exploited ever again.
A word of advice: Be well researched, confident and clear while speaking, and most importantly? Have fun. Looking forward to seeing all of you in person!
Dheer Jhaveri, Neel Panandiker and Suryaksa Nishandar
Chairs of The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)