CASCADIA – NATURE IN BALANCE
“INSPIRING & FOSTERING NEXT GENERATION INNOVATORS, MENTORS & LEADERS”
ANNOUNCING:DIGIVATIONS XGENS-CASCADIA INTERNATIONAL MODEL U.N. (DXCIMUN)
In the epicenter of Seattle, WA; Vancouver, BC, Canada; Portland, Oregon; & Spokane, WA)
AUGUST 1-4, 2019
ANNOUNCING WORLD CLASS KEYNOTE & OTHER RENOWN SPEAKERS
SPECIAL BENEFITS: BY PARTICIPATING IN DXCIMUN & ITS ASSOCIATED MODEL U.N. INNOVATION ACADEMY & HARRY POTTER UNIVERSE: PREPARE FOR AND RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS TO WFUNA WIMUN GENEVA 2019
DIGIVATIONS XGENS MODEL UNITED NATIONS INNOVATION ACADEMY & HARRY POTTER UNIVERSE
SECRETARIAT OPPORTUNITIES: DIGIVATIONS XGENS-CASCADIA INTERNATIONAL MODEL U.N. (DXCIMUN)
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PLEASE ENJOY LEARNING & APPLYING FOR THE FOLLOWING OPPORTUNITIES REGARDING:(1) DIGIVATIONS XGENS MODEL UN INNOVATION ACADEMY, EXPERIENTIAL MODEL UN & CLIMATE ACTION THROUGH HANDS-ON SCIENCE & NATURE EXCURSIONS INCLUDING HIKING WORLD FAMOUS TRAILS & MOUNTAINS and RIVER RAFTING; (2) EXPLORING THE HEART OF CASCADIA IN THE WORLD FAMOUS BAVARIAN TOWN OF LEAVENWORTH, WA (2HRS. East of SEATTLE, WA; 4HRS. South of VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA; 3.5HRS. NorthEast of PORTLAND, Oregon & 2.5HRS. West of SPOKANE, WA); & (3) PREPARING TO JOIN WFUNA WIMUN GENEVA 2019 THROUGH ITS NORTH AMERICAN RECRUITMENT PARTNER AND DELEGATION, XGENS AT XGENS.ORG.
OPPORTUNITIES TO PREPARE FOR DXCIMUN IN WORLD FAMOUS LEAVENWORTH, WA NESTLED IN THE CASCADE MOUNTAINS IN A BEAUTIFUL BAVARIAN TOWN-2 HOURS FROM SEATTLE, WA-7/23 to 7/31, 2019:
DXCIMUN will be driven by an informed cohort of delegates who will have the opportunity to work together during the XGENS, XGENS.org, High School, College, & Young Professionals Model United Nations Innovation Academy & Harry Potter Universe to be held from 7/23 to 7/31. During this phase of programming, expert faculty will explore the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals in the context of fields related to their foundational principles.
XGENS host an experiential Model Union experience from 7/27-7/28 as an informative component of the Innovation Academy. Future Ambassadors will develop their critical thinking skills, empathy in context and problem solving through analysis of a significant U.N. crisis addressing a pending global challenge which will have enormous environmental consequences. Resolution of such crisis will require refining analytical and research skills, development of writing and advocacy talents, and the ability to temper the desire to win by achieving consensus through cooperation.
Delegates will study relevant topics in the fields of STEM + ARTS + HUMANITIES and their impact on economic and social development from both a historical and current day event perspective integrated with certain futuristic projections. Delegates will learn from seasoned university faculty, industry and government experts, along with Model UN professionals, who will be present in person and through Skype, how youth of today can have a significant impact on ensuring a brighter future of abundance for all. Together, we will explore how to ensure that the world’s population has access to clean water for drinking and sanitation purposes; safe, healthy and secure food supplies to ensure proper nutrition; advanced affordable education and training for people to secure present day and future job opportunities; necessary healthcare; and improved opportunities for the future of meaningful and dignified work for all countries’ workers in an exponentially evolving technological world.
Delegates will also have fun relaxing in the literary worlds of fandoms including Harry Potter where a competitive game of Quidditch, a quest or two, some theatrical combat and martial arts will add some fun and down time. DIGIVATIONS XGENS’ NASA award winning affiliate, DIGIVATIONS CAMP DEMIGOD INSTITUTE’s Overnight Innovation & Literary Camp’s Founders, Drs. Steve and Anne Deane Berman & son, Jacob Berman, along with their faculty and counselors will facilitate a positive experience.
XGENS EXPERIENTIAL MUN INTEGRATES THE CONSENSUS DRIVEN WIMUN APPROACH – 7/26 – 7/29, 2019
XGENS’ DXCIMUN focuses on the consensus driven WIMUN approach making simulations more diplomatic and cordial rather than purely competitive. This results in more collaborative resolutions and recommendations to challenges facing our diverse yet highly interdependent societies. This methodology is especially vital during this fractious time which requires a call to action for all of the World’s citizens to work towards successfully acknowledging and understanding the foundations of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’S). Through understanding the SDG’s, delegates will be able to architect and implement viable and scalable local, regional, national and international solutions which will be driven by the collaborative resolutions and recommendations attained through consensus.
Upon successful conclusion of the Innovation Academy, Ambassador Delegates will receive a Certificate and an XGENS WFUNA WIMUN GENEVA 2019registration scholarship award.
HANDS ON INTEGRATED NATURE AND SCIENCE OPPORTUNITIES IN LEAVENWORTH, WA – 7/29-7/31
For delegates who want to explore the opportunity to pursue hands-on activities including hiking in the beautiful cascade mountains, science experiments regarding environmental affects on water quality, and engage in unique experiences in and around the world renown and beautiful Bavarian Town of Leavenworth, WA, DIGIVATIONS XGENS will be working with the United States Department of Interior’s Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery and their outstanding Ranger Educators.
KEY ISSUES TO BE ADDRESSED BY THE DELEGATES AT DXCIMUN IN WORLD FAMOUS LEAVENWORTH, WA NESTLED IN THE CASCADE MOUNTAINS IN A BEAUTIFUL BAVARIAN TOWN AT THE WENATCHEE RIVER INSTITUTUE, WENATCHEERIVERINSTITUTE.ORG – 8/1 to 8/4, 2019
Delegates will explore issues focused on climate change & adaptation especially regarding resolution of water rights through various treaties which impact sustainability. Resolution of these treaties requires comprehension of significant competing interests, coupled with ingenuity and collaboration to balance the need of access to clean water and power, preservation of ecosystems and habitats encompassing food chains (fisheries), as well as ensuring food security through protection of farms and farming. These issues also encompass mitigation of damages caused by dams which also prevent flooding. These balancing acts have engaged a myriad of local, state, national and international government entities and agencies, utilities and private companies along with indigenous tribes and everyday citizens from two countries, Canada and the US, regarding recommitment to and reformulation of the Columbia River Treaty.
Another set of key issues to be resolved includes how advances in Science, Technology and Innovation impact economic, social and sustainable development. In this regard, DXCIMUN delegates will consider the upcoming, September 26, 2019, High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development (HLPF) and the vital work of UN DESA.
Additional topics which will be explored, while not necessarily the precise focus of UN DESA at the HLPF, will be the “Future of Work” in an “AI World.” Another focus will be Curing Disease through Bioengineering and Genetics with advances such as CRISPR and CAR-T with significant considerations of moral and ethical issues, as well as access to such treatments for people from all economic classifications.
One more entirely different, yet forward thinking issue, will be recommendations and resolutions regarding the potential disastrous likelihood of advanced weaponization of space and its impact on commercialization and colonization of space. In October 2018, the General Assembly First Committee Delegates explored ways to build a new order for preventing celestial conflict and confrontation. UNODA, United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, is also vital in considering how to effectively address these issues.
While broad issues such as sustainability, economic and social development considered by organizations such as one of the United Nations six (6) principal organs, the United Nations Economic and Social Council, are certainly vital, the core elements of such regarding space are significant. In this regard, rather than tackling such a diverse set of issues centered on disarmament and prevention of weaponization in a narrow and deep vertical context, which would also encompasses the UN General Assembly and the UN Security Council, delegates will learn about UNOOSA (United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs) which works to promote international cooperation in the peaceful use and exploration of space, as well as other entities.
DELEGATES ASSIGNMENTS, OBJECTIVES AND OPPORTUNITIES:
In view of the above background, and other documents to be prepared by the DXCIMUN Secretariat, delegates will be focused on drafting resolutions which highlight how youth from a broad cross-section of backgrounds, cultures, economic differences, and global perspectives can successfully enable a more equitable and sustainable future for all people, citizens and their relevant societies.
General Assembly Committee, various UN Council(s), the ILO and other entities, along with country matrix’s will be assigned in the next few weeks.
The main objective will be education of delegates about the different issues facing the UN, the functions of various organs of the UN in enhancing the prospects of peace including through economic and social development leading to enhanced security, equality and resulting prosperity. Moreover, delegates may also be afforded the opportunity to advance and submit resolutions and recommendations achieved through the consensus approach for further consideration by actual UN representatives.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR DXCIMUN DELEGATES AT WFUNA WIMUN GENEVA 2O19, OCTOBER 30 TO NOVEMBER 2, 2019:
The first 40 Delegates who participate in DXCIMUN will receive the advantages afforded to DIGIVATIONS XGENS as the North American Recruitment partner for WFUNA (World Federation of United Nations Associations) WIMUN Geneva 2019. These benefits include discounted registration rates, preferred country assignments and the opportunity to speak at WIMUN Geneva 2019 plenary sessions.
Delegates who participate at DIGIVATIONS XGENS MODEL UN INNOVATION ACADEMY & DXCIMUN will receive free registration to WFUNA WIMUN GENEVA 2019. Subject to need and merit, the first 12 of such high school delegates will also receive 50% off of DIGIVATIONS XGENS reserved hotel room accommodations (no incidentals or other costs will be covered) in Geneva at WFUNA WIMUN GENEVA 2019. College and high school delegates will be able to participate as members of the XGENS Delegation while also representing their schools. High School students without faculty advisors will be able to travel as part of the XGENS’ Delegation, subject to additional fees and costs if there is no chaperone (parent or guardian) for the student.
In addition to the above benefits, XGENS Delegates will also be able to participate in the “AFTER WIMUN GENEVA 2019 SOCIAL PACKAGE,” which will include excursions to CERN, BERNE and ZERMATT see XGENS.ORG for upcoming details.
ABOUT DIGIVATIONS XGENS:
DIGIVATIONS XGENS Global College Preparatory, Collegiate, and Professional Training Programs, Model United Nations Academies, and Cascadia Conferences (DXCIMUN) is a non-profit North American affiliate of NASA award winning DIGIVATIONS’ family of K-25 educational entities. XGENS.org offers global, multidisciplinary career, professional development and leadership programs in fields encompassing the creative arts, cultural heritage, diplomacy, humanities, STEM, as well as related scientific & technology policy exploration.
Since 1998, DIGIVATIONS’ Founders have invested their many decades of experience acquired in Academia (UCLA, UBC), Creative Arts, Government and Technology Industries, in establishing and positively enabling an international community of thousands of youth, educators and professionals to exponentially advance the fabric of society. Their experience parallels the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
DIGIVATIONS XGENS is also the North American Recruitment Partner for WFUNA WIMUN GENEVA 2019 and WIMUN New York 2020.
International Labour Organization
International Labour Organization
Social and Economic development through the promotion of sustainable practices and green jobs
Future of work with the rise of Artificial Intelligence
Access to and Ethics of using Genetic Engineering advances such as CRISPR and CAR-T to cure disease
Access and Rights to Clean Water and Sustainable Development
General Assembly First Committee: UNOOSA
General Assembly First Committee: UNOOSA
Militarization of Space
The promotion of international cooperation in the peaceful use and exploration of space