"Kottayam is a city in the Indian state of Kerala covering an area of 55.40 square kilometres (21.39 sq mi). It is the administrative capital of Kottayam district and is located in south-central Kerala with a city population of 129,894 and UA population of 55,374 according to the 2011 census.
It was one of the main centres of literature and hence was called Akshara Nagari or Land of Letters. Many of the first Malayalam dailies like Deepika, Malayala Manorama, Mangalam were started and are headquartered in Kottayam. During the British period, various missionaries, the Christian churches and St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara himself established many schools, colleges and other educational institutuions in and around the city. Kottayam city is also known as Chuvarchithra Nagari [City of Murals]
The Headquarters of the Indian Orthodox Church is the Catholicate Palace located at Devalokam, Kottayam. It is the official headquarters of the Malankara Metropolitan and the Catholicos Of The East who reigns on the Supreme Throne of St.Thomas the Apostle."
PRIORITY REGISTRATION OPEN: 19th September 2016 PRIORITY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 4th October 2016 LATE REGISTRATION OPEN: 5th October 2016 PRIORITY REGISTRATION PAYMENT DEADLINE: 7th October 2016 LATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 7th October 2016 LATE PAYMENT DEADLINE: 17th October 2016
Committee 1: UN Security Council Agenda - Education as a tool to combat terror. Committee 2: Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Council Agenda - Preventing Violence and Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. Committee 3: International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Agenda - Countering challenges to improve international agricultural market. Committee 4: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUNC) Agenda - The implementation of hazardous waste management. Committee 5: International Council of Women (ICW) Agenda - Steps to achieve the Vision 2030: The Power of the Adolescent Girl. Committee 6: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Agenda - Promoting peaceful uses of nuclear energy and nuclear safety. Committee 7: Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) Agenda - Reviewing Reservation in India. Committee 8: World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agenda - Possible ways to improve working conditions in countries of Global South. Committee 9: Niti Ayog Agenda - Discussing the way forward for Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. Committee 10: World War II – Japanese Advisory Panel Agenda - The Reintegration of Post WWII Japan. Committee 11: High Level Meeting between the Order of the Phoenix & the Ministry of Magic Agenda - Actions and steps required to stop the rise of Lord Voldemort. Committee 12: Kottayam Municipality Agenda - Tackling the waste management issues in Kottayam. Committee 13: International Press Agenda – Journalism & Photography
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With over 15 institutions and over 250 participants, the second edition of IIMUN Kottayam was held once again at the Excelsior English School. The inauguration ceremony was graced by the presence of Mr. T.P. Srinivasan, the former Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations. The fruitful discussions and debates done by the students in a very professional diplomatic fashion led to some of the most comprehensive resolutions found in any MUN conference. We eagerly look forward to the third edition of the conference.