About OPMUN 2019
This year is the 5th iteration of OnePeople.sg Model UN. In 2019, we aim to groom young student leaders into Experts of their Fields and Advocates of Harmony through a variety of workshops by OPMUN and OnePeople.sg. Student leaders are also expected to complete one advocacy project, to put what they learnt to use and contribute back to the community. Going beyond what traditional MUNs do, we aim to develop student leaders holistically and showcase how they can put what they learnt to good use and develop their respective communities as well.
In this respect, our over-arching conference theme is “Champions of Society” and we aim to focus on youth leadership and development. Traditionally, Model UN Conferences are one-shot events that rarely extend their reach beyond their individual conferences and experiences. We hope to change that and therefore, through the adoption of our conference theme, we look towards capacity building and grooming not only our chairs, but our delegates as well to be advocates of racial and religious harmony.
The Secretariat of OPMUN 2019 is proud to be working with OnePeople.sg to bring this event to you.
OnePeople.sg was established in 1997 to promote racial harmony and spearhead programmes and initiatives to bring the different ethnic communities together. Formerly known as the Central Singapore Joint Social Service Centre, the organisation was repositioned and given a new identity – OnePeople.sg. On 27 May 2007, OnePeople.sg was launched by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as an organisation that champions racial harmony initiatives in Singapore.
OnePeople.sg aims to facilitate deeper understanding of race relations. Our youth driven initiatives foster an appreciation for diversity and nurture cross-cultural exchanges. We provide a conducive environment for youths from different cultural backgrounds to learn about diversity, dialogue, build friendships and lead racial harmony efforts. Our desire through these approaches is to develop youths to be advocates and ambassadors.
OnePeople.sg community engagement programmes serve to build capacity among stakeholders. These include educators, community, religious and grassroots leaders and members who have a significant influence on community relations. Our programmes are tailored towards gearing our stakeholders to better understand issues, trends and developments concerning community integration. We provide capacity building programmes in areas such as religious diversity, conflict resolution, ground sensing and new media engagement to enhance ground efforts.