During 28-29-30 January in Venice took place the Second Edition of IMUN( Italian Model United Nations).
The delegates where divided into three Committees: WFP (World food Program) ,IOM (International Organization for Migrants) and CSTD ( Communication Scientific Technological Development).
The committee that will be now analysed is CSTD. What are the main goals of CSTD?
1.The examination of science and technology questions,
2.The advancement of understanding on science and technology policies,
3.Formulation of recommendations on science and technology.
Living in 21th century means that it is almost impossible to study, work and connect with people without using technology.
A topic the delegates focused on is ICTs( Information and communication technology) for people with disabilities. ICTs can change completely the life of people with disabilities. They encounter difficulties in using ICTs and it is every country purpose to find a solution about it.
Another topic is the development of skills in children learning STEAM subjects.
Steam is an educational approach to learning that uses science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics for guiding students critical thinking.
On the first day the delegates started the session with a motion to open a speakers list where they debated about technologies and its consequences.
All the delegates were nervous, for some of them it was the first experience so when they had to speak in front of everyone they felt a little bit embarrassed, but they were able to exceed expectations and they mastered very good their speeches.
Some countries saw technology as a positive thing that can have a positive impact on education, others saw it as the cause of all problems.
After that, a moderated caucus was opened to discuss education in technology.
“In school teachers should teach children how to use technologies appropriately”, this was the statement of Belarus’ delegate. Denmark answered by stating that “We should create schools for teachers and immigrants to teach them how to use technologies in the best way.”.
Gender pay gap was another important topic delegates discussed.
Gender pay gap is the average of difference between the remuneration for men and women who are working, woman are generally paid less than men.
A solution that was proposed by many countries was to reduce gender pay gap by teaching children in schools that women and men should have equal rights.
On the second day the delegates continued debating about the use of technology in education and how to improve it.
A proposal for a possible solution for it came from Korea : “To solve the problem my country would try to realize a project in which robots would be introduced to help people with disabilities.”
The delegates made lots of unmoderated caucuses to find draft resolutions. They created alliances with other countries and looked for possible sponsors and signatures.
During this unmoderated caucuses they formed two big coalitions. They all collaborated together and no country was left behind, and little countries were given the same importance as to the big ones in the real spirit of the United Nations.
During the afternoon the simulation was interrupted by the Secretary General and the Harvard Supervisor, who told the committee about a new crisis: the president of the several countries were shutting down the internet (for example social media ), because of it the communication trough internet was impossible for many countries . The delegates had to find possible solutions to overcome this crisis. It was sudden for every delegate and this unexpected crisis created tension that faded away immediately after.
On the last day the delegates had to present their draft resolutions.
After the presentation the other countries could make some questions about what they wanted to know.
They worked hard for their draft resolutions and were very proud of their work, as both resolutions passed.
The delegates were all happy about how the simulation turned out. It was an exciting experience, they were glad to be there and very proud of their work .
Another IMUN Venezia was concluded and the delegates will carry this amazing experience always in their hearts.