Agenda: The Empowerment of Indigenous Peoples towards Sustainable Development


“They vanish as silently as they have lived”

― Jean-Philippe Soulé


With large industrial units taking over every corner of the globe, and cities engulfing the suburbs that surround them, indigenous groups are under constant threat of endangerment. The 476 million indigenous peoples around the world, although making up 6% of the global population, account for a striking 15% of the extreme poor.


Indigenous people face everyday encumbrances when it comes to gaining access to natural resources and basic services, as well as social and political inclusion. This historical lack of inclusion has made them more susceptible to natural and climatic forces, not to forget disease outbreaks such as COVID-19. Sustainable development is innate in the cultural practices of indigenous groups, contrary to modern urban culture. But with the rise of industrialisation and environmental exploitation, not only are the lives and rights of indigenous groups at stake, but also the achievability of sustainable development, as envisioned by the 2030 agenda.

Delegates, presenting to you, the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee at CJCMUN 2020!

The Executive Board


Riddhi Juyal

Assistant Director

A natural debater with a penchant for the many genres of music, she is acclaimed for her placements within HMUN, KMUN and SMUN among many other equally acclaimed conferences. She is an avid social activist having partnered with various NGOs for a multitude of meaningful causes. She is also a national medalist in swimming and aquathlon with a flair for the dramatic. 

In her free time you can catch her spending time with her pets, dying her hair or proving to someone that she's psychic (which she is).

Chathurya Srinivasan


“If you want to know what a man is like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals” - Sirius Black 

An exacting debate, a war zone of formidable opponents and a strained crisis are just parts of Chathurya Srinivasan’s comfort zone. Having made clean sweeps at conferences like HMUN India, TISBMUN and KMUN amongst others, Chathurya is no stranger to making the best out of adversities in a conference. As a person, Chathurya makes it a point to hold her personal integrity to the highest of ideals, a quality that reflects even in her MUNning career. Beyond MUNs, Chathurya is a pop culture connoisseur who loves reviewing movies and TV shows. You might find her doing anything that ranges between convincing why her dog is the most evolved black Labrador and writing about social issues she feels strongly about.

Satvika Arun

Assistant Director

“If you can’t explain it to a six-year-old, you don’t understand it yourself.” -Albert Einstein

The nicest person in the room, Satvika emerges victorious with her masterful speeches and calm demeanor. Being our Head Delegate at Christ Junior College, Satvika has led the team into many victories and no-doubt made a name for herself. She has not only won numerous accolades in KMUN, DiPSMUN, TISBMUN and the esteemed HMUN, to name a few, but has also served as a member of the Executive Board several times. Outside of MUN’s, you’ll find her immersing herself in music, with her enchanting voice and her magnificent piano playing skills.