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March 16, 2018 Newsletter
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Hey Everybody!!
Welcome to the second edition of the SLMUN Newsletter! Since it’s been a decade since we started way back in 2007, this year’s EXCO is working extra hard to make sure that this year’s conference would be a fun and memorable one.

The General Meeting held at The Margha Institute held on the 11 th of March 2017
The meeting started off with our Secretary General Dimitra and Under Secretary General Venuri Explaining to the EXCO the method of chairing committees at the conference and at Practice Debates. The spokespeople for each of their respective schools were told to inform their schools about SLMUN Conference. USG Venuri K gave the EXCO a breakdown of the committees that are present and how delegates should maintain decorum. There was discussion of finance and the awards scheme. The marking scheme was discussed. After all discussions were over Mr. Ellawallas position and his role in SLMUN was told by Dimitra to the rest of the EXCO.

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In other news our EXCO has been pretty active on our ‘Whatsapp’ group and have bonded with each member of the exco. Even though Sandy lives almost on the other side of the world she does take time off of her busy schedule to interact with us who live in Sri Lanka. And various memes have been made of
the picture that Chamath took of Roosindu aka Roo and never fails to amuse the rest of us.

Our EXCO also participated in the Redbull World Run that was held on the 7 th of May 2017. And our Under Secretary General of Finance Chamath thought it
would be appropriate to go for a run in slippers. And Reshman runs into a tree
but claims it wasn’t his fault because it was obviously the tree’s fault right? I mean who knew a tree was running as well in the race and decided to run into our own Finance Officer Reshmaan Mahamoor. All in all they seemed to have an amazing day.

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Hey Everybody!!
Welcome to the second edition of the SLMUN Newsletter! Since it’s been a decade since we started way back in 2007, this year’s EXCO is working extra hard to make sure that this year’s conference would be a fun and memorable one.

The General Meeting held at The Margha Institute held on the 11 th of March 2017
The meeting started off with our Secretary General Dimitra and Under Secretary General Venuri Explaining to the EXCO the method of chairing committees at the conference and at Practice Debates. The spokespeople for each of their respective schools were told to inform their schools about SLMUN Conference. USG Venuri K gave the EXCO a breakdown of the committees that are present and how delegates should maintain decorum. There was discussion of finance and the awards scheme. The marking scheme was discussed. After all discussions were over Mr. Ellawallas position and his role in SLMUN was told by Dimitra to the rest of the EXCO.

OTHER NEWS
In other news our EXCO has been pretty active on our ‘Whatsapp’ group and have bonded with each member of the exco. Even though Sandy lives almost on the other side of the world she does take time off of her busy schedule to interact with us who live in Sri Lanka. And various memes have been made of
the picture that Chamath took of Roosindu aka Roo and never fails to amuse the rest of us.

Our EXCO also participated in the Redbull World Run that was held on the 7 th of May 2017. And our Under Secretary General of Finance Chamath thought it
would be appropriate to go for a run in slippers. And Reshman runs into a tree
but claims it wasn’t his fault because it was obviously the tree’s fault right? I mean who knew a tree was running as well in the race and decided to run into our own Finance Officer Reshmaan Mahamoor. All in all they seemed to have an amazing day.

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March 7, 2018 Newsletter
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Hey Everybody!!
Welcome to the second edition of the SLMUN Newsletter! Since it’s been a decade since we started way back in 2007, this year’s EXCO is working extra hard to make sure that this year’s conference would be a fun and memorable one.

The General Meeting held at The Margha Institute held on the 11 th of March 2017
The meeting started off with our Secretary General Dimitra and Under Secretary General Venuri Explaining to the EXCO the method of chairing committees at the conference and at Practice Debates. The spokespeople for each of their respective schools were told to inform their schools about SLMUN Conference. USG Venuri K gave the EXCO a breakdown of the committees that are present and how delegates should maintain decorum. There was discussion of finance and the awards scheme. The marking scheme was discussed. After all discussions were over Mr. Ellawallas position and his role in SLMUN was told by Dimitra to the rest of the EXCO.

OTHER NEWS
In other news our EXCO has been pretty active on our ‘Whatsapp’ group and have bonded with each member of the exco. Even though Sandy lives almost on the other side of the world she does take time off of her busy schedule to interact with us who live in Sri Lanka. And various memes have been made of
the picture that Chamath took of Roosindu aka Roo and never fails to amuse the rest of us.

Our EXCO also participated in the Redbull World Run that was held on the 7 th of May 2017. And our Under Secretary General of Finance Chamath thought it
would be appropriate to go for a run in slippers. And Reshman runs into a tree
but claims it wasn’t his fault because it was obviously the tree’s fault right? I mean who knew a tree was running as well in the race and decided to run into our own Finance Officer Reshmaan Mahamoor. All in all they seemed to have an amazing day.

Relief support given to the people who were affected by the flood.

February 28, 2018 Featured Articles, News & Media, One World
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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

February 1, 2018 IPC, News & Media, One World
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The United Nations General Assembly has designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women The premise of the day is to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence; furthermore, one of the aims of the day is to highlight that the scale and true nature of the issue is often hidden. For 2014, the official Theme framed by the UN Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women, is Orange your Neighborhood.

Historically, the date is based on the date of the 1960 assassination of the three Mirabal sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic; the killings were ordered by Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo (1930–1961). In 1981, activists at the Latin American and Caribbean Feminist Encuentros marked November 25 as a day to combat and raise awareness of violence against women more broadly; on December 17, 1999, the date received its official United Nations (UN) resolution.

The UN and the Inter-Parliamentary Union have encouraged governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities to support the day as an international observance. For example, UN Women (the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) observes the day each year and offers suggestions for other organizations to observe it. For 2014, the focus is on how violence cuts across all 12 of the critical areas of concern of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which turns 20 next year.
In her message for 25 November 2014, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said:

‘’In 1995, close to 20 years ago, 189 governments came together in Beijing. They adopted a Platform for Action that spelled out key strategies to end violence against women, empower women, and achieve gender equality. … The promises from 20 years ago are still valid today. Together we must make 2015 the year that marks the beginning of the end of gender inequality. Now is the time for action.’’
In his message on the day in 2013, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated:

‘’I welcome the chorus of voices calling for an end to the violence that affects an estimated one in three women in her lifetime. I applaud leaders who are helping to enact and enforce laws and change mindsets. And I pay tribute to all those heroes around the world who help victims to heal and to become agents of change.’’