New Delhi, November 19, 2018: The 6th ISBF Model United Nations (MUN) Conference, held at the Indian School of Business and Finance (ISBF), New Delhi, saw issues related to Gender Equality in Education & Employment Opportunities being debated enthusiastically by college students from across the five states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chennai, Punjab and Haryana. More than 100 students, including 25 independent delegates also participated.
Speaking at the inauguration of the two-day conference, Professor (Dr.) G.L. Tayal, Dean Academics, ISBF, stated that the ISBF MUN has gathered popularity in Delhi over the last five years and the increased exposure gives students an edge for future career pursuits. He said, “I appreciate and admire the ISBF MUN Cell for addressing issues of international importance in different parts of the world.” Alluding to the topics under discussion, he added, “Addressing the lack of gender equality at work and in education will go a long way in helping us solve pressing global issues, and it is exciting to see the youth engaging actively with this problem.” This topic was discussed by the UN Development Programme committee, the first of four committees formed this year at the MUN.
The elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerances was discussed by the UN General Assembly committee, while the UN Security Council committee discussed the issue of the statehood of Palestine and the sovereignty of all occupied territories in the light of the declaration under Article 12(3) of the Rome Statute lodged by Palestine with the International Criminal Court on 1st January 2015. The fourth, Indo-Pak Meet committee, did not have a specific agenda, but was a Track 2 dialogue to discuss a number of topics.
ISBF was founded in 2006 with the vision of delivering world‐class education in India. Its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes – in the areas of Economics, Finance, Business, Accounting and Management – all receive academic direction from LSE, and students receive a University of London degree upon graduating. They are taught by an expert and highly qualified group of faculty members at ISBF, and also see deep engagement from LSE academicians, who train ISBF’s teachers as well as lecture students, apart from setting and grading the final examinations of ISBF students.
Today, ISBF is one of the select few Featured Teaching Institutions of LSE in the world, and also enjoys University of London’s Affiliate Centre status, the highest recognition accorded to teaching institutions by the university. This ensures that ISBF students receive a rigorous, application-oriented and global education, which is relevant to local needs. Many of them transfer to foreign universities in second year of undergraduate study, go on to prestigious institutions for higher study, or secure placements in India or overseas with leading multinational corporations.
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