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4th UST MUN tackles peacemaking and poverty

4th UST MUN tackles peacemaking and poverty

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OVER 180 delegates from local and international universities gathered at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) for this year’s UST Model United Nations (MUN) to discuss issues on poverty and advocate ways for international peacemaking. International Relations lecturer Jan Michael Denila urged the aspiring diplomats during the conference’s opening ceremony to become mediators who facilitate in finding resolutions to possible disputes between opposing countries. “A lot of you (delegates) would go for a coalition. But what if we try to consider a third actor, a game changer that is the mediator? […] A good mediator would regulate the traffic of information that goes from different parties,” Denila said. International institutions should strive to be an inclusive universal and multi...
Importance of diplomacy discussed in 3rd UST Model UN

Importance of diplomacy discussed in 3rd UST Model UN

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STUDENTS FROM local and international universities gathered at the University of Santo Tomas to understand the importance of diplomatic process and discuss global issues during the third UST Model United Nations (MUN). International Relations lecturer Jan Michael Denila tackled the roles of diplomats, whom he defined as “inextricably linked with representation and communication" in their countries. “As intermediaries, you have a certain responsibility to make sure that your [country’s] goals [and] national interests, are articulated properly,” Denila said. Jesus Gary Domingo of the Department of Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary for United Nations and Other International Organizations also defined a diplomat as “a messenger, a bearer of good news, and a bridge.” Furthermo...