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November 20, 2015

‘Diplomatic Moot’ held at Millennium Campus


November 20, 2015

The second day of the MMUN 2015 organised by the Roots Millennium Schools at Flagship Millennium Campus, I-9/3, commenced with a 'Diplomatic Moot' moderated by the ambassadors from around the globe representing UN member states, says a press release.
Dean of the Diplomatic Corps Rodolfo J Martin Saravia, former Pakistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations Masood Khan, Additional Foreign Secretary Jauhar Saleem, Ambassador of the State of Palestine Walid Ahmad Mahmoud Abu Ali, Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia Adel Elarbi , High Commissioner of Sri Lanka Madam EAS Wijayanthi Edirisingh, Ambassador of Myanmar Win Naing, Deputy Head of Mission from the Embassy of Hungary Ms. Agnes Pompos and Roots Millennium Schools Chief Executive Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq, TI, were present on the occasion.
The 'Diplomatic Moot' provided a platform to the students to discuss an important global issue -- refugee crisis. The Syrian refugee crisis has affected a large number of people. Since the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War in 2011, the crises has constantly gained pace. In this civil war, the lives of 250,000 were lost with a refugee population exceeding 4 million people who left Syria to asylum in other countries.
The refugee crisis was debated in the moot. Delegates and diplomats collectively addressed many challenges faced by the Syrian refugees. The strategic agendas entailing refugees were also discussed. The other major discussion topic was the 1951 Convention of refugees. The moot involved both ambassadors and students on single page.
Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq, TI, chief executive of the Roots Millennium Schools, organised the moot to give students an opportunity to speak with the diplomats. The session enlightened the students and provided them with an opportunity to be at par with real people from the UN. Masood Khan shared and guided youth on different aspects of the UN and its sessions. The foreign diplomats

were highly pleased and inspired to be able to know the encouraging thoughts of the delegates and asked them to utilise their talents to make positive contributions to their society.
A student, Huzaifa Ejaz, questioned the panel that what was has driven such a large number of Syrians out of their country. Ambassador Masood Khan, former Pakistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations, and Walid Ahmad Mahmoud Abu Ali, ambassador of the State of Palestine, answered this question in detail. They said that the most alarming and fundamental cause of refugee migration is the security reasons and concerns along with a poor economic and social condition in Syria. The aftermath of the Syrian civil war has left most Syrians with no option but to flee their country. The ambassadors stressed that nobody likes to leave their country unless situations are alarming and unmanageable.
Another student asked whether countering terrorism is vital for solving the refugee crisis. The ambassadors endorsed this ideas and agreed that it is categorically important and highly essential to control terrorism in order to reach a better solution to the refugee crisis. A terrorism-free world can better tackle and accommodate refugees.
In the end, Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq gave mementos to the ambassadors and representatives.

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