At a two day Regional Model United Nations (MUN) Conference at Renaissance College students’ diplomatic skills were put to the test with two picking up awards on the 3-4 June 2016.
Paco Chow 10N received most improved delegate award for his role on the Human Rights Council and Matthew Ling 10N was awarded best delegate for his role on the Special Committee on Refugee Crises.
Teacher of Humanities Chris Jay said: “All the students: Paco Chow 10N, Eric Chang 10W Adrian Tam 10N and Mathew Ling 10N performed excellently and everyone was really impressed with their knowledge and team work.”
The theme for the two days was ‘Our World in Crisis’. Paco & Adrian sat on the Human Rights Council, representing France and Sudan respectively. They looked at how the United Nations can safeguard civilians, including ethnic Kurds in Iraq and Turkey; secular activities in Bangladesh; and how Peacekeeping Forces can be deployed effectively. In the Special Committee on Refugee Crises as a delegate from Germany, Matthew discussed how to protect Rohingya Muslim and Syrian refugees. In the General Assembly, Eric represented France, looking at issues including the West Bank, violence in Myanmar, and preventing the spread of IS sleeper cells.