How will this work?
The National Youth Assembly will comprise of 4 bodies; The Main Youth Assembly, Economic Reforms Committee, Constitutional Reforms Committee, and the Independent Commissions Reforms Committee. All four of these committees will run parallelly and debate will progress as usual on all days of conference except for the 2nd half of the final day. During the 2nd half / after the break on the last day, all National Youth Assembly representatives will meet in one hall where they will vote on each of the resolutions passed within all four bodies. This is done in order to deliver the final assent by all members of the Youth Assembly, including the three working committees. However, when voting commences, the committee that put forward the resolution will not be allowed to vote as they have already passed it within their respective committees. There will also be no discussion of the resolutions during the Assent stage. Once the resolutions are passed, it will be included in a final report that will hopefully be presented to a government lobby authority.
Procedural matters will remain the same, except for the overall change at SLMUN 2022 which will be the removal of speakers list. This component will be replaced by the “Working Paper Discussion”. The change is very simple and will be explained in detail at workshops as well as also simulated at Practice Debates.
Representatives of the National Youth Assembly (All four Committees) will have to submit a working paper based on the areas of discussion of each committee before the conference. This working paper will be presented during the working paper discussion where representatives will have to outline the goals and objectives followed by the usual procedure of Points of information and Statements.
National Youth Assembly
The Youth Assembly at SLMUN is a bi-annual event, which aims to foster conversation between students on the current plight and future of our country. It aims to give students a platform to address issues affecting our own nation by directly addressing various stakeholders on matters and improvements for which solutions are provided for by the youth themselves. The Youth Assembly is the primary collective of passionate change makers who are looking to reform a system that yearns for improvement. It consists of three sub committees that specialize in three different focus areas. Any and all policy recommendations from the Youth Assembly or its sub committees need to be passed in the voting session of the Youth Assembly in order to be included in the final National Youth Assembly Report.
Independent/ Individual Commission Reforms Committee
The Individual Commission Reforms Committee is a sub-committee of the Youth Assembly that will foster debate and discussion on existing as well as proposed commissions. It aims to scrutinize the effectivity, independence and functionality of appointed commissions. This committee aims to provide a platform for students to address such commissions on a policy level in order to improve the purpose of such commissions being appointed. Its mandate is independent but will require assent from the Youth Assembly in order to be included in the Assembly’s final report as it is a subcommittee.
Assembly on Legal Reforms
The Assembly on Legal Reforms is a sub-committee created under the Youth Assembly which will discuss solutions and possible reforms to the Sri Lankan legal system. This will include constitutional reforms, judiciary and legislature changes. The legal reforms committee provides representatives with a platform to promote an independent justice system free of corruption. It allows the youth to address the age-old system by proposing newer ways to adapt to the next generation of legal challenges. As the Legal Reforms committee is another sub-committee of the Youth Assembly, any and all solutions need assent from the Youth Assembly to be included in the final report.
Assembly on Economic Policy Reforms
The Assembly on Economic Policy Reforms is a sub-committee created under the Youth Assembly that will discuss solutions and possible escape routes to revive the Sri Lankan economy. This committee provides a platform for students to address the current and future predicament of the Sri Lankan economy in order to ensure sustainable growth. In a land brimming with potential, the youth are given an opportunity to use economic knowledge to effectively enhance and utilize the country in order to deliver growth to the economy. As the Assembly on Economic Policy is the last sub-committee of the Youth Assembly, it will require final assent from the youth Assembly to be included in the final report.