The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established on 16 November, 1945. UNESCO has 195 member states and nine associate members. The main task of UNESCO is to secure unanimous, lasting and genuine peace.

Different from other committees, UNESCO promotes peace through collaboration in the fields of science, education and culture in order to increase universal respect to justice, rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations Charter. Therefore, UNESCO strives to build networks among member states that enable this kind of solidarity, by

1. Mobilizing education, having access to education is the fundamental reform of social progress. Thus, UNESCO contributes to promote education and their goal is to ensure equal education.

2. Protecting the cultural and natural heritage: heritage serves as a bridge between generations and
peoples.Therefore, UNESCO created the idea of World Heritage to protect sites of
outstanding universal value.

3. Mobilizing science knowledge and policy for sustainable development: science, technology, and
innovation (STI) are three important elements for improving social and economic conditions to each
country. Therefore, UNESCO member states strives to strengthen their STI systems in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Employability: Transition from Education to Work for Economic and Social Growth

Employability is about the transition from education to work. Employability is not the same as gaining a graduate job, rather it is about the capacity to function successfully in a role and be able to move between occupations, thus remaining employable throughout their life. Employability is drawing on a range of skills, abilities and attributes that are developed in a whole range of settings and that vary from individual to individual.

Employability in the 21st century focuses on work-based learning, career guidance & career ready programs and tailored training programs. Throughout the promotion of collaboration between Government, universities, institutions, private sector and education & training stakeholders, the emphasis is on ensuring that the education is oriented to industry/business demands. By cultivating soft skills, technical skills, global competencies and entrepreneurship skills, the young generations are able to further the development of 21st century competencies for work and entrepreneurship.

Higher education institutions (HEIs) have made tremendous progress over the last 10 years in terms of their understanding of and engagement with employability and in creating institutional cultures that encompass, embed and promote employability. Embedding employability into all learning and teaching polices processes and practices emphasizes that employability is integral to the curriculum and supports the engagement of all stakeholders. Graduate employability is a Government priority for many countries as it is vital to economic growth and supports both social and culture development. The rise in tuition fees world over means that students and their families are investing in their future careers. This has resulted in greater focus on outcomes and on how their prospective/current institution/course can support them to enhance their immediate employment prospects and their longer term employability.

The debate about employability has centered on the concerns and complaints from businesses that postgraduate employability skills are lacking. CareerBuilder, the online job search site, surveying students from the United Kingdom graduates, found that the skills that were most lacking were problem-solving (40%), creative thinking (39%), and interpersonal skills (49%). Critical thinking is also a desired competency for graduates, and many businesses have highlighted concern about students’ inability to think critically. Whilst placement years and internships go some way to resolving this issue, teaching core debating skills in university is fundamental. By transforming our students into debaters whilst in education, we are equipping them with the vital skills to make informed judgements about crucial issues and deal with complex ideas and competing advocacy in their learning.

We are living in an age of information like never before. In a world where senior political figures are personally turning to twitter to promote propaganda and political biases, it is now vital that young people in our universities are taught to apply critical thinking and interpret this barrage of ‘white noise’. This is particularly the case with Twitter, where your point of view is shared with potentially millions of people round the globe in a matter of seconds.

呂佳洋 Michael Lu

呂佳洋 Michael Lu

Chair

國立政治大學

財務管理學系

TMUN2015 UNSC Best Delegate
TWMUN2015 SOCHUM Best Delegate
AMUN2015 GAP Delegate
PAMUN2015 UNSC Delegate
IMUN2016 SOCHUM Best Delegate
OMUN2016 SOCHUM Delegate
TMUN2016 Secretary General
AMUN2016 UNSC

Hey guys, I’m Michael Lu from National Chengchi University. Even though I’m a finance major, I have always shown immense interest and passion about international relations. From the
exposure to global issues and experiences from the MUN conferences I attended, I profoundly realized the importance of taking a deeper look into what’s going on in the world right now, since it taught me how to view things in a more objective and multifaceted way. That’s also the major point of us being here at NTCMUN, accepting different opinions with an open heart, cooperating with your foreign partners to reach a common goal and making the impossible possible. Also, the process of joining a model UN can help you with kindling your interest in current affairs,
gaining insight into an issue, detecting problems, finding possible solutions and hopefully making a change. The effort of a single person might seem rather insignificant, but if all the efforts are accumulated, we can make a difference. Let’s make it happen!
It’s a great honor and pleasure for me to be a chair at NTCMUN this time, and in advance I wish all the participants and staff will have a terrific time throughout the conference!

韋科爾 Keril Victor

韋科爾 Keril Victor

Co-chair

國立政治大學

經濟學系

2016 TMUN DISEC Delegate
2016 AMUN UNSC Delegate
2016 TMUNJ European Parliament Co-Chair

The opportunity to participate in MUN, in which students typically roleplay delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees has become a worldwide trend that has attracted thousands of middle school, high school, and college students. MUN conferences involves substantial researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, as well as critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities. I believe Model United Nations conferences has helped young adults discover our futures, become confident in ourselves, grow into leaders and form lasting friendships with people from all over the world. My participation in MUN conferences has given me the most amazing thing in life, a passion and a love that I can’t shake. From the moment I stepped into my first conference I knew that this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, whether that means being a senator or a diplomat in a foreign country. MUN has introduced me to an amazing world that I have no interest in leaving. Whatever my future holds I know it has something to do with politics or diplomacy and that is thanks to my MUN experience. The best part of MUN has to be the people. From making new friends at MUN conferences to strengthening current relationships within my club. These are friends I will have for a lifetime. We are united by the strongest bond of common interests ,and it amazes me that these delegates sitting and debating alongside me could potentially be Senators, diplomats, and important people of the future. The experience has been the highlight of my academic career at NCCU and I will be forever grateful to have had this amazing opportunity. I pledge to give my support to the any that participates in MUN conferences so that students can enjoy this worthwhile and fulfilling experience. I am very proud of the team that represented NCCU and Taiwan in Chicago for AMUN conference.

王榕宏 David Wang

王榕宏 David Wang

Co-chair

私立淡江大學

西班牙語文學系

TMUN2015 DISEC
PAMUN2015 DISEC
TMUN2016 DISEC

Hello, delegates! My name is David Wang. I am a junior majoring in Spanish and minoring in international business at Tamkang University. In addition, I am also a vice-chairman of Tamkang University International Affair Learning Society. For me, international affairs are highly relevant to our life. Sometimes we want to voice concern about some global issues. However, there is no opportunity for us to express our opinions on a formal international conference. Thus, through participating in Model United Nations, we can issue our position of the topic and elaborate our thoughts. For that reason, I participated in MUN three times. During the conference, I did a lot of research and exchanged my views to the others. After that, I took part in many seminars to widen my knowledge and these experiences teach me a lot.
Today I am pleasure in serving as your co-chair in this committee, and I look forward to see you all