University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) has lifted the curtains for its first simulation of Model United Nations (MUN) yesterday with the participation of more than 200 delegates.
The two-day ULAB Model United Nations Conference 2018 started at the university’s campus A premises in Dhanmondi with the theme “Public and Private Partnership for Sustainable Development.”
The participating delegates are of different member states of the United Nations under five committees – United Nations Security Council (UNSC), Special Committee for Bangladesh Affairs (SCBA), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
Ambassador of Maldives to Bangladesh Aishath Shaan Shakir and former ambassador of Bangladesh to the United States Humayun Kabir were present as the chief guest and special guest respectively at the opening ceremony.
Professor Imran Rahman, special advisor to the ULAB Board of Trustees, Milan Kumar Bhattacharya, acting vice-chancellor of ULAB, Prof Dr Shamsad Mortuza, Head of ULAB English and Humanities department, and Mamun Mia, president of United Nations Youth and Students Association of Bangladesh (UNYSAB) also attended the event.
Humayun Kabir, in his address, said: “Ages ago, the outside world was so ferocious that it was a threat to human existence, but nowadays we, the humans, are destroying the world.
“To minimize the level of harm we are causing to the world, it is very necessary to focus on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda.”
The opening ceremony also included remarks by Professor Imran Rahman and Professor Shamsad Mortuza.