islamabad (PR) - Roots Ivy Junior Model United Nations 2016 - the first ever inter-school dynamic academic simulation of United Nations directing to educate participants about global current events, international relations issues, diplomacy and the United Nations schemas - was officially inaugurated at Roots School System DHA-1 campus yesterday, according to a press release.

Founder Roots School System Riffat Mushtaq and CEO Roots Ivy International Schools Khadija Mushtaq welcomed all the participants and distinguished guests. The guest of honour for the opening ceremony was

Brig (Retd) Dr Feroz Khan, a renowned analyst and lecturer on strategic issues, international security, nuclear arms control and non-proliferation issues. The grand opening ceremony began with the ‘Parade of Nations’ as students held flags and paraded onto the stage to witness the lighting of the torch. The host team welcomed all the delegates and Secretary General Muhammad Shehryar gave the opening speech followed by energizing speeches by the presidents of each Roots Ivy International campus.

Speaking to the students Khadija Mushtaq highlighted, “Participation in an MUN requires strong debating skills and an extensive knowledge on the topic under discussion.

The topics for the debates were drawn from headlines around the world.

The uniqueness of this year’s RIJMUN was the introduction of an MUN on a school level. New committees were purposely created to bring diversity in debating and address essential issues of the youth which are highly important at regional and national levels.” She appreciated the immense talent of all the delegates, their hard work and commitment and the high quality of debate and conflict resolution.

All the delegates had well prepared the discussions on global current events, international relations, diplomacy, foreign policy and the United Nations schemas. They had well researched the problems at hand. During the world summit for peace committee the major discussions regarding the global issues were of threats of terrorism, how to effectively utilize our resources and work collectively to bring peace and harmony in the world.

All the countries discussed vigorously on how to eliminate terrorism and work collectively to bring peace and harmony in the region. As the committee sessions came to a constructive end and the delegates presented the resolution drafts to the Chairs of the Committees, the committees unanimously passed the resolution that nations need to collectively work together for the prevalence of world peace. It is the duty of every nation to help contribute to the development and progress of fellow nations.

Trade barriers have to be removed to stabilize world economy, world literacy and health facilities have to be improved, resources have to be shared to put an end to war, crime and terrorism.

At the end of the ceremony special school mementos were presented to the guests of honour and members of media. Dr. Feroz Khan congratulated the students and applauded the tireless efforts of Ms. Khadija Mushtaq and the entire staff.