February 18, 2019

SDG 1 Chat room

Welcome MSMUNQ delegates, student officers and teachers! if you have any query on the SDG 1 issues, please feel free to leave a comment down below, and our Student officer team will answer in the same thread!

4 thoughts on “SDG 1 Chat room

  • Hi! I’m Aayami, your Head Chair for this conference. With over 700 million people, or 10% of the world population, still living in extreme poverty and struggling to fulfill the most basic needs like health, education, and access to water and sanitation, it is more crucial than ever to work towards SDG1: No Poverty, to ensure a sustainable future for the planet.

    The issues on the agenda are ‘The issue of combating malnutrition amongst children in LEDCs’ and ‘Measures to tackle the rising challenge of overpopulation in LEDCs through literacy’. As the expert chair on the first issue, I would like to draw attention to the fact that in the developing world, malnutrition is the single largest killer of children under 5 with over a million fatalities every year, and is on the rise in every single African nation.

    “Malnutrition kills the youngest among us in a very slow way. It’s been about a decade that we’re not getting past 20 percent coverage. We can’t keep letting generations of children slip through our fingers,” states Jeanette Bailey, the International Rescue Committee’s senior technical adviser for nutrition. With previous measures having proved ineffective, it is clearly the need of the hour to resolve this issue. I look forward to constructive, thoughtful resolutions and enjoyable debate on this topic!

  • Hi everyone!
    My name is Amara Mir and I will be one of your Deputy Head Chairs for this year’s SDG 1 of No Poverty. I’m really excited to see how all of you blossom and engage with the topics that have been picked—it’s sure to be a fun debate. The two issues on the agenda will be the issue of combating malnutrition amongst children in LEDCs and measures to tackle the rising challenge of overpopulation in LEDCs through literacy. These are both topics with a lot to develop and a lot to learn about your delegations. We can’t wait to see how you all do this, and above all, don’t be afraid to ask for help! This a great opportunity to learn too.

  • Hello all!
    I am Zarar Karim and I will be serving as one of the Deputy Head Chairs. I am looking forward to meeting all of you and supporting you throughout the preparations leading up to the conference and in the conference itself. I cannot wait to watch all of you debate your resolutions. If you need any assistance, do not hesitate to leave a reply. We will be checking these chat rooms often to answer all your questions. A great place to start your research as delegates would be to look at the reports written by Ayami, Amara, and I. We will be updating this stream with tips and resources to help you guys get started with your opening speeches and resolutions.

  • For those who want to get started on your preparation for the conference which is coming up soon, here are some helpful resources:

    Opening Speech Help: https://bestdelegate.com/how-to-write-an-opening-speech/
    Writing Policy Statements (this will be very helpful for lobbying!): https://timemun.net/policy/
    For your resolutions/clauses: https://bestdelegate.com/model-un-made-easy-how-to-write-a-resolution/

    Especially with the recent events going on around the world, make sure to stay vigilant on your country’s stances. If you would like some extra reading that has come up within the last month, here are some interesting articles to check out!

    Future for children (February 22, 2020) – regarding literacy and malnutrition: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(19)32540-1/fulltext
    The children’s Continent: Keeping up with Africa’s growth (January 26, 2020): https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2020/01/26/the-childrens-continent-keeping-up-with-africas-growth/
    Global Illiteracy (February 14, 2020): https://borgenproject.org/tag/global-illiteracy/

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