A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization is a body of the United Nations created as a response to the firm belief of nations, forged by two world wars in less than a generation, that political and economic agreements are not enough to build a lasting peace. Peace, through UNESCO’s vision, must be established on the basis of humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity. Since its creation in 1945, UNESCO has done much in promoting the cultural advancement of an increasingly globalized society, including the establishment of UN-designated World Heritage Sites.
The following are the honorable chairs for UNESCO:
Head Chair: Jeffrey Hwang
Vice Chair: Paige Hanoka
Legal: Kamran Numen
The topic for this committee is Creation of a New World Heritage Site. The topic synopsis can be found by clicking on the name of the topic. As the specialized committee for IIMUN VI, there are different requirements in comparison to other committees– these can be found in the World Heritage Site Proposal format. An example presentation can be found here. A basic order of preparation would be–
1. Country Research
2. Deciding on an important site within your country which would make a good World Heritage Site
3. Make sure your chosen site isn’t already a World Heritage Site.
4. Examine the Topic Synopsis and find two of the ten criteria your site would fall under.
5. Follow the position paper format and provide further background and detail on your site. Cite your sources in the end section.
6. Create a presentation in PowerPoint, Google Docs, or Prezi (anticipating a presentation time of 10 minutes, and a question/answer session of 5 minutes). Robust and informative presentations will address significance, methods of funding, and even preservation of the site for future generations.
World Heritage Site Proposals are due Saturday, April 9th, 2016, by 11:59:59 PM, and Presentations are due Friday, April 15th, 2016, by 11:59:59 PM to their respective committee emails, found at the top of all topic synopses.