Model United Nations, 2016

Last week five students travelled to Cork City Hall for a four day Model United Nations Conference. The Model United Nations conference is a genuine simulation of the real United Nations conference and is aimed at second level pupils. Over 350 students took part in the event and a number of students travelled from Portugal and other European countries to participate in the event.

Each student acts the part of a delegate from a particular UN member state. Contemporary issues which are of importance to the UN are discussed. Students compose resolutions to deal with world issues and these resolutions are debated and voted upon. The aim of these resolutions is to solve global problems which are affecting societies across the world. Some of the issues examined included the refugee/migrant crisis, the incorrect execution of the death penalty in some countries, LGBT rights, medical ethics and Space Exploration.

The Model UN Conference offers students a chance to experience a role in world politics. The students spend 4 months researching the issues being discussed so they acquire a considerable body of knowledge on a broad range of global issues. Finally they get to develop their research, presentation, debating and public speaking skills.

Simon Kita, Jason Hanafin, Callum Myers, James & Harry Knoblauch all participated admirably at the conference. Simon Kita won the award for best alternative solution, Callum Myers, James & Harry Knoblauch each won the award for best junior delegate of their respective conferences with Harry Knoblauch winning best overall delegate in his conference.

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