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    ITS Students Won Best Delegates in the UN Assembly Simulation in Turkey

    Surabaya, Indonesia, ITS News – Students of Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS) in Surabaya, Indonesia proved their competence in discussions and negotiations at the world level again . Through Ghazy Dicky, an ITS student who was the representative of Indonesia, he won the Best Delegate award at the 2018 ESOGÜ Model United Nation (MUN) held at Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey, for four days until December 2.

    Held by the Diplomation and MUN Club Osmangazi University, the competition used the form of a simulation of the United Nations (UN) session was attended by representatives of various world universities. As many as 15 countries recorded their respective delegations at the 2018 MUN ESOGÜ. They came from Turkey, Denmark, Morocco, Indonesia, India, Tanzania, Afghanistan, Haiti, Syria and so forth.

    Ghazy explained that the type of trial he attended was the United Nations (UN) Women. Titled Gender Inequality in Workplace, the 2018 MUN ESOGÜ discusses discrimination against women in the work environment. At this session, the delegates were positioned as representatives of each country that was determined to analyze the issues that related to the theme and find solutions to the problem in the form of resolution.

    In the trial, Ghazy acted as a representative of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). He adopted various policies of the Chinese government to eliminate discrimination against women at this trial. Even so, for him there are still some policies that still need to be improved.

    “I stated the ideas that could improve the policy in the trial,” explained the student of Department of Mechanical Engineering. Loopholes or improvements to these policies have become the added points for him in the annual competition that have been held since 2014.

    In this trial, Ghazy appealed to countries in the world to create a project to increase awareness of gender equality. This action needs large funds, so Ghazy proposed a concept in which countries make donations in accordance with the amount of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) they have. GDP itself is the final value and service produced from various production units in the territory of a country within a year. “With this concept, countries can donate according to their respective economic capabilities,” said this 2016 student.

    Ghazy continued, China actually has had good efforts related to this theme, such as the Labor Law and the declaration of gender justice for its people. However, according to Ghazy, the inadvertence of women in work is still manifested in a veiled form, making it difficult to prove. “For example, it is like terminating an early employment contract for the reasons of concerned the health of female employees,” the man that was born in Denpasar added.

    With this, Ghazy has a solution to the government’s policy on employment more clearly. This can be related to the contract period, work salary, and things that regulate the employee retirement. With this, covert discrimination against female employees will be reduced in China.

    To bring up this idea, during preparation Ghazy had to do research related to policies related to the protection of women from both the country he represented and international policy. The problems that have not been resolved by this policy must also be studied as a provision for insight. “By analyzing these problems, I present ideas that might be applied to solve these problems in the session,” said the man who likes to take part in this debate.

    Being asked about the obstacle, according to Ghazy, it was the delivering media of each delegation that became a bit of an obstacle in the trial. Especially because many delegates from Turkey used the local language in non-formal session, so the topics that being discussed were difficult for other participants to understand.

    For Ghazy, the most important thing in this international competition is networking with students from various countries. The exchange of information about each country greatly adds insight to him.

    In addition, public speaking skills and diplomatic abilities will be trained by participating in this competition, because the delegates at the 2018 MUN ESOGÜ are quite competitive. “Other delegates generally do study international relations in their respective campuses, different from me as an engineering student,” said the man from Tabanan.

    At this trial, Ghazy was very active in arguing and discussing. Compared to other delegations, Ghazy was judged to be the most diplomatic and able to negotiate. Because of his excellent performance, Ghazy won the Best Delegate award at the 2018 MUN ESOGÜ. For this result, Ghazy felt happy and grateful to be able to bring the name of Indonesia and ITS on international level, because he considered that the competition with other countries’ delegations was quite heavy.

    This such of competitions, Ghzay added, have many benefits for various parties. In addition to being good at increasing his own abilities and making ITS proud, this competition is also good for improving Indonesia’s good name in the world level. Because, there are still a lot of negative assumptions about Indonesia, for example like its primitive society and its territory that is still filled with wilderness.

    “My hope is that other students can improve other achievements in the international arena and straighten out global opinions about Indonesia that isn’t right,” said the only Indonesian representative. (mad/Anjani/ITS Public Relations Officer)