This weekend the 27th annual session of Model United Nations at the International School of The Hague (MUNISH) will take place. Their mission statement perfectly illustrates what MUNISH was created for "It is a conference run by youth, for today's youth, to benefit the youth of tomorrow." In that spirit, this year's conference with the theme - Peace, Justice and Inclusive Societies - promises to be the best one yet.
For a whole weekend, students can become diplomats and are given the responsibility of the roles they take on. The participants of MUNISH, numbering over 1000, debate, discuss and consider issues that affect our world today from the perspective of those that have the opportunity to make a difference. MUNISH leaves participants with a new perspective on our world and of their roles in shaping it.
"Peace, Justice and Inclusive Societies" is derived from Sustainable Development Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
In total there are 17 Sustainable Development Goals created until 2030. These were built upon the Millennium Development Goals which consisted of 8 broad goals set up for the year 2015, which had the same aim: to make the world a better place to live. The development goals focused on three aspects:
- Social progress
- Economic growth
- Environmental protection
Whereby social progress is improved by peace, justice and inclusive societies - the theme of MUNISH. For MUNISH this year the committees will be discussing topics relating to this theme. They are focusing on different topics within the theme, such as LGBT equality, the gender pay gap, different ongoing wars in the world, and many more in relation to PEACE, JUSTICE and INCLUSIVE SOCIETIES