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7th DLSMUN pioneers panel discussion series, virtual international conference

The De La Salle Model United Nations (DLSMUN) welcomed the year with its seventh installment of the conference in spite of the quarantine and distance learning setup. This year, the 7th DLSMUN, with the theme “Utilizing Multidisciplinary Mediums towards Global Cooperation in the Post-pandemic Society,” pioneered their virtual and international conference with over 300 delegates expected to attend the virtual conference on May 8 and 9, 2021, and almost a hundred partners and sponsors supporting the whole event.

“As the Deputy Secretary-General that focuses on the external reach of the event, we want the 7th DLSMUN to become more inclusive and accessible to everyone. Reaching and connecting to as many people as we can will help us educate and raise awareness in these challenging times where being informed is one of the integral aspects to survive,” Deputy Secretary-General Audrey Garin said.

Other than this, the 7th DLSMUN has been hosting its first-ever Panel Discussion Series called Train of Thoughts: A Journey to Global Cooperation under the Post-pandemic Society from March 20 to April 30, 2021, every 3 PM to 5 PM. Renowned professionals from different organizations and agencies are invited to become panelists. 

This panel discussion series aims to not only educate its delegates as their preparation for the conference, but also the general public. It has been the goal of this year’s DLSMUN Secretariat to make DLSMUN accessible and educational for all, especially for those who cannot afford to pay to become a delegate (who have been experiencing the exclusive benefits of Model United Nations Conference ever since). This panel discussion series is free to watch on their Facebook page.

The 7th DLSMUN conference and panel discussion series will cover the following topics and committees relevant to the pandemic and possible post-pandemic concerns of the global community.

  • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO): March 20

Topic 1: The Role of Biotechnology in the Agri-Food Supply Chain

Topic 2: Mitigating Food Insecurity in Situations of Conflicts and Emergencies

  • United Nations Security Council (UNSC): March 27

Topic 1: Combatting Politicization and Ensuring Equity for the Global Distribution of the COVID-19 Vaccine

Topic 2: The Myanmar Crisis

  • United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC): April 10

The 7th DLSMUN conference and panel discussion series will cover the following topics and committees relevant to the pandemic and possible post-pandemic concerns of the global community.

  • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO): March 20

Topic 1: The Role of Biotechnology in the Agri-Food Supply Chain

Topic 2: Mitigating Food Insecurity in Situations of Conflicts and Emergencies

  • United Nations Security Council (UNSC): March 27

Topic 1: Combatting Politicization and Ensuring Equity for the Global Distribution of the COVID-19 Vaccine

Topic 2: The Myanmar Crisis

  • United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC): April 10

Topic 1: Providing Equitable Access to Off-site Education for Students Amidst the Pandemic

Topic 2: Protection and Sustenance of Civil, Political, and Human Rights of Frontline Activists in the Time of the COVID-19 Crisis

  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD): April 17

Topic 1: Transitioning MSMEs in the Global Tourism Sector Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic

Topic 2: Solving the Global Semiconductor Shortage Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic 

  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP): April 24

Topic 1: Improving Healthcare Waste Management During the COVID-19 Response

Topic 2: Natural and Energy Resource Management in a Post-pandemic Society

  • World Health Organization (WHO): April 30

Topic 1: Empowering Multilateral Partnerships in Healthcare Systems Towards Global Recovery from COVID-19

Topic 2: Promoting the Integration of Palliative Care in the COVID-19 Response of Least Developed Countries

To aid the conference, the organizers will have a Mobile Legends Tournament Fund Raising Activity on April 17 and 24, 2021. Those who wish to watch the tournament may contact the participating teams or message any of DLSMUN’s social media accounts.

By The LaSallian

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