What is MUN?
MUN or Model United Nations conferences are educational simulations and academic activities in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations.
Participants in the MUN conferences, known as delegates, are placed in committees and assigned countries to represent. They are presented with their assignments in advance, along with topics that their committee will discuss. Delegates conduct research before conferences and formulate positions that they will then debate with their fellow delegates in the committee, staying true to the actual position of the country they represent.
For the fourth year in a row, our students went to Singapore for the 14th Annual SIMUN conference hosted by the French School.
We were a group of 14 delegates and 2 directors, representing the UK, Paraguay and the Seychelles. Our students were as young as 4eme, and going all the way up to Terminale.
With topics as various as:
- The Rohingya Crisis,
- Measures to ensure universal and sustainable access to adequate food supplies,
- Strategies to implement disaster relief in countries devastated by natural disasters,
- Strategies for reducing small arms related deaths worldwide,
- Promoting development, anti-corruption and good governance in LEDCs,
- The impact of climate change on global security,
- North Korea’s missile launchings,
- and many more,
our delegates had to work hard on their issues in order to ensure quality debates.
They also prepared draft resolutions on their favorite topics, and arrived at the conference well-prepared.
This year for the first time, we had the great opportunity to send two delegates in the Security Council Committee, the most challenging of all and both their resolutions passed! Great work Maria and Angel, in representing the UK!
At the same time, our two 4ème newbies, Coralie and Sohyeon, didn’t hesitate to get on stage, take the floor and defend their positions, as delegates of the Paraguay and the Seychelles in the Human Rights Committee and the Environment Committee.
After many POI’s by Tu Linh, Ugium, Jan, Simon, Nicolas, Quoc Thanh, Hieu, Kenny, Méline and Andrea in the EcoSoc, Environment, Human Rights and Political committees, challenging follow-ups and many lively and enriching exchanges, most of our resolutions were adopted!
We can’t wait to continue this project next year, with new students maybe, as we will have to say goodbye to our Terminale delegates unfortunately.
Well-done LFIDURAS Delegation!