Here is a round-up of UNASMUN V Day 03, with a focus on the guest speakers who shared their experience and expertise at the respective councils:
On Disarmament and International Security
PHUA Chao Rong, Charles, Founder / President of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy – Association for Public Affairs, spoke to the Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) and the League of Nations (LON) about the relationship between the United Nations and its predecessor, as well as the role of governments in these organisations.
On Racial Discrimination
Michael HENG, who sits on the Management Committee of OnePeople.sg, shared about the non-government organisation which champions racial and religious harmony with the Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM).
On Clean Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
CHAN Mei Yee, the Senior WASH Programme Manager at the World Toilet Organisation (WTO) – speaking in the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) – related to her work in the WTO since 2014, and provided insights into the work at the organisation.
On Human Trafficking Across Borders
Sylvia LEE, Founder and Director of EmancipAsia, who also spoke at UNASMUN last year, reflected on the need to raise public awareness about human trafficking, and further encouraged delegates in the Human Rights Council (HRC) to be engaged in such discourse and do their part as well.
On Non-Communicable Diseases
Kenneth FOO, Manager (Public Education Department) of the Singapore Cancer Society, highlighted the prevalence of cancer in Singapore, and how the organisation hopes to increase the awareness of cancer. He also called upon the delegates in the World Health Organisation (WHO) to promote action and encourage advocacy in the country.
On the Threat of the Islamic State
Dr. Fanar HADDAD, Senior Research Fellow at the Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore – after an informative presentation and sharing session – fielded many questions from the delegates of the Special Political and Decolonisation Committee (SPECPOL), on the threat of the Islamic State in the Middle East and around the world.