Habitat Model UN: PANGAEA 2017


Date: Jan. 27, 2017 - Jan. 28, 2017

The School of Habitat Studies at Tata Institute of Social Sciences is organising its annual School Festival, Pangaea on 27th and 28th January, 2017. The school has successfully organised this event every year since 2014. The School of Habitat Studies, a centre for knowledge excellence, focuses on providing a comprehensive response to the knowledge- related needs of the society in the habitat sector. It draws from the fields of habitat studies, governance, economics, environmental science, the social sciences, engineering, architecture, and management.

TISS Habitat Model United Nations on Gender Equality in Human Settlements Development

It is our immense pleasure to invite you to the TISS Habitat MUN which is to take place at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai from 27th-28th January 2017. We shall be simulating the UN Habitat – The United Nations Human Settlements Programme with the agenda of Gender Equality in Human Settlements Development. The recent Habitat III Conference was a resounding success: 30,000 people and participation from over 150 countries.

UN Habitat envisages human settlements that fulfil their social function by achieving the right to adequate housing, as well as equal access for all to public goods and quality services. These services include areas such as health, education, infrastructure, mobility, energy, air quality, and livelihoods which promote civic engagement, engender a sense of belonging and ownership among all their inhabitants, prioritize safe, inclusive, accessible, green, and quality public spaces.

If we compare the ratio of access to these services that women have as compared to men, the results shall truly be dramatic. The purpose of this conference is to impart tangibility to the ideals of substantive equality that we profess on an everyday basis. The destination may be clear, but the roadmap is yet in the process of being charted out. As vibrant leaders and privileged youths we have a responsibility towards contributing to the existing knowledge base to create a more equitable society.

For registering please refer to the link below. Limited slots available. https://goo.gl/forms/ESb0RhdLzm0FQmn63

For further updates as well as details about our campus ambassador program refer to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/tisspangaea/?fref=ts

Please feel free to address any query to our official email ID pangaea.tiss@gmail.com

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