Ithaca, United States
Oct 26 - Oct 29, 2023
150 delegates expected
University Students and High School Students
Feb 25, 2021 - Oct 6, 2023
Feb 25, 2021 - Oct 6, 2023
Jul 19, 2022 - Oct 6, 2023
Jul 19, 2022 - Oct 6, 2023
Feb 25, 2021 - Oct 6, 2023
XGENS@CORNELL NATURE IN BALANCE & THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY: SERIES:ITHACA, NY, SEATTLE,WA/STANFORD, CA
"INSPIRING & FOSTERING NEXT GENERATION INNOVATORS, MENTORS & LEADERS"
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MODEL UN & 17 UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS INSTITUTE & INCUBATOR
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DIGIVATIONS XGENS-CASCADIA INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL MODEL U.N. & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS INSTITUTE SERIES
INTEGRATING RELEVANT LOCAL, REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SDG ISSUES THROUGH THE LENS OF EXPERTS WITH HIGHLIGHTS ENCOMPASSING THE CASCADE MOUNTAINS, WA, FINGER LAKES, NY AND JASPER RIDGE BIOLOGICAL PRESERVE - STANFORD, CA (DXCIMUN)
DXCIMUN will apply a consensus driven model focused principally on education and training enabling delegates to collaborate and draft resolutions which advance solutions to the underlying targets of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS INSTITUTE SERIES COMMENCES: JULY 2022 and hybrid both online/in person and Every Month Thereafter. Please visit XGENS.ORG to register.
SECRETARIAT APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN:
ANNOUNCING WORLD CLASS KEYNOTE & OTHER RENOWN SPEAKERS
DXCIMUN is informed by a cohort of high school and university delegates who come from every nation and continent. Moreover, youth who have had the opportunity to work together as delegates for the XGENS', XGENS.org, High School and University Delegations, which has participated at outstanding Model UN Conferences in North America (NY WIMUN, HARVARD COLLEGE AND HIGH SCHOOL MUNS, and YALE MUN) and Europe (Geneva-UA-MUNC), and participants at XGENS' 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals Institutes will share their expertise with delegates who aspire to and are changing the World.
DXCIMUN programming through its expert faculty and leadership will explore the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals in the context of fields related to their foundational principles. Additional benefits of the program will be the formation of a Collaboratorium For Positive Global Solutions ("Transformatorium") where delegates will work together from different parts of the World to focus on developing solutions and prototypes to address significant issues encompassed by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and associated 169 targets which are local, regional, national and international. These solutions will be vetted by international enterprises ranging from granting institutions to governments and industry including SME'S for mentoring and funding.
Delegates will explore issues focused on infrastructure, climate change & adaptation especially regarding resolution of water rights through various treaties which impact sustainability. Resolution of these treaties requires comprehension of significant competing interests, coupled with ingenuity and collaboration to balance the need of access to clean water and power, preservation of ecosystems and habitats encompassing food chains (fisheries), as well as ensuring food security through protection of farms and farming. These issues also encompass mitigation of damages caused by dams which also prevent flooding. These balancing acts have engaged a myriad of local, provincial, state, national and international government entities and agencies, utilities and private companies along with indigenous tribes and other citizens often from different countries. For example, Canada and the US, have had significant negotiations regarding recommitment to and reformulation of the Columbia River Treaty https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43287.pdf. Other agreements concerning Provinces, States and Nations are also considered.
Other key issues to be explored include how advances in Science, Technology and Innovation impact economic, social and sustainable development. In this regard, DXCIMUN delegates will consider issues analyzed during July 2021's High-level Dialogue Political Forum (HLPF) managed with support from a key UN organ, UNESCO, and UN DESA. The work and impact of 4 other UN organs including, the Secretariat, the Security Council, General Assembly, and the International Court of Justice in context of the 2030 SDG plan will also be considered.
The Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) will also be considered. The GSDR is a United Nations publication aimed to strengthen the science-policy interface at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development. Mandated in 2015 to provide follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the GSDR is an evidence-based instrument to support policymakers in accelerating progress on the SDGs. Drafted by an independent group of scientists (IGS) appointed by the Secretary-General and supported by a task team of six UN-system agencies, the GSDR is published every four years. The previous report was launched in 2019(https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/globalsdreport/2019), and the 2023 report is currently in development.
Additional topics which will be explored include the "Future of Work" in an "AI World," and Curing Disease through Bioengineering, Nanotechnologies and Genetics with advances such as mRNA, CRISPR and CAR-T, among others. Significant considerations will be directed to moral and ethical issues, as well as access to such treatments for people from all economic classifications.
One more entirely different yet forward thinking set of issues involves recommendations and resolutions regarding the potential disastrous likelihood of advanced weaponization of space and its impact on commercialization and colonization. In October 2018, the General Assembly First Committee Delegates explored ways to build a "new order" for preventing celestial conflict and confrontation. UNODA, United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, is also vital in considering how to effectively address these issues.
While broad issues such as sustainability, economic and social development considered by organizations, such as the United Nations Economic and Social Council, are certainly vital, the core elements of such regarding space are significant. In this regard, rather than tackling such a diverse set of issues centered on disarmament and prevention of weaponization in a narrow and deep vertical context, which would also encompasses the UN General Assembly and the UN Security Council, delegates will learn about UNOOSA (United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs) which works to promote international cooperation in the peaceful use and exploration of space, as well as other entities.
DELEGATES ASSIGNMENTS, OBJECTIVES AND OPPORTUNITIES:
In view of the above background, and other documents to be prepared by the DXCIMUN Secretariat, delegates will be focused on drafting resolutions which highlight how youth from a broad cross-section of backgrounds, cultures, economic differences, and global perspectives can successfully enable a more equitable and sustainable future for all people and their relevant societies.
General Assembly Committee, various UN Council(s), the ILO and other entities, along with country matrix's will be assigned in the next few weeks.
The main objective will be education of delegates about the different issues facing the UN DESA and UNESCO, and the functions of various organs of the UN in enhancing the prospects of peace including through economic and social development leading to enhanced security, equality and resulting prosperity. Moreover, delegates may also be afforded the opportunity to advance and submit resolutions and recommendations achieved through the consensus approach for further consideration by actual UN representatives.
ABOUT DIGIVATIONS XGENS:
DIGIVATIONS XGENS Global College Preparatory, College, and Professional Training Programs, Model United Nations Academies including Cascadia International Model UN Conferences (DXCIMUN), 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals Institutes and Accelerator is a non-profit North American affilIate of NASA award winning DIGIVATIONS’ family of K-25 educational entities.
XGENS.org offers global, multidisciplinary career, professional development and leadership programs in fields encompassing the creative arts, cultural heritage, diplomacy, humanities, STEM, as well as related scientific & technology policy exploration.
Since 1998, DIGIVATIONS’ Founders have invested their many decades of experience acquired in Academia (UCLA, UBC), Creative Arts, Government and Technology Industries, in establishing and positively enabling an international community of thousands of youth, educators and professionals to exponentially advance the fabric of society. Their experience parallels the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
DIGIVATIONS XGENS has participated in MUN’s in NY at the UN; Palais Des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland; Yale, New Haven, CT; Harvard, Cambridge, MA; and various MUN’s in California.
General Assembly First Committee: UNOOSA
International Labour Organization
The promotion of international cooperation in the peaceful use and exploration of space
Future of work with the rise of Artificial Intelligence
Access to and Ethics of using Genetic Engineering advances such as CRISPR and CAR-T to cure disease
Access and Rights to Clean Water and Sustainable Development
Militarization of Space
Social and Economic development through the promotion of sustainable practices and green jobs