Sophia College for Women, Mumbai will organize Munsophical 2011 Conference in Mumbai from December 9-11, 2011. The theme for Munsophical 2011 Conference is “ideas for a better world”. This conference is being organized in association with the UN Information Centre for India and Bhutan to provide a platform for students to address critical global issues.
The concept of Model United Nations has facilitated the interaction between students across borders, encouraged debate over global concerns that affect people and spread an all-essential awareness in order to equip the world for a better tomorrow.
Students form teams and represent countries as delegates. They put forth ideas, discuss and debate international policies and treaties to maintain harmonious global relations while trying their best to safeguard the interests of their respective nations.
This model of academic awareness is older than the United Nations itself. It dates back to the 1920s when students in the United States of America were participating in the Model League of Nations, the intergovernmental organization that had then been in existence. Though the League of Nations has since been replaced by the United Nations, the idea remained. The need to know more, the gumption to seek solutions and the tenacity to believe in making the world a better place lived on.
About Sophia College for Women
Sophia College for Women, Mumbai is an undergraduate Institution run by the Society for the Higher Education of Women in India – a Trust belonging to the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which was founded in 1800 by Madeleine Sophie Barat, a visionary educationist.
Besides receiving the Best College Award – University of Mumbai (2009-2010), Sophia College has also been NAAC Re-Accredited A Grade (2009) CGPA 3.61 on a scale of 4, (Highest in the Western region and one of the highest in India).
The International Relations Club (IRC) of Sophia College is a student body with the purpose of drawing together students interested in public affairs, both domestic and foreign. From the following academic year of 2011-12, Sophia College particularly aims to be youth activists and support the United Nations and the World therefore, in achieving common Millennium Development Goals through innovative ideas, democratic discussions and effective action.
Ananya is the annual intercollegiate festival organized to spread awareness about socially relevant issues. These vary from autism to the education of women to a multitude of others. This year, the theme of Ananya is Education for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Nature.
Therefore, in keeping with this year’s theme at Ananya, Sophia College is launching the first edition of Sophia’s very own Model United Nations Conference – ‘Munsophical 2011: Ideas For a Better World’.
This Conference is supported by the UGC Scheme of Human Rights Education during the XI-th Plan Period (2007-2012).
Last date for submitting the applications is October 15, 2011.
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