Fierce debate on issues ranging from domestic abuse to nuclear proliferation were discussed by 18 Island School students at the Model United Nations (MUN) conference in Shanghai, from the 19-21 Jan 2018. Hosted by Concordia International School (CIS) this conference is regarded by students as one of the premier MUN conferences in Asia, featuring over 1000 delegates worldwide.
Students took on the roles of UN delegates from North Korea and Austria, defending their country’s stance in a near-replica of UN Committees. Special mentions go to Daanyal Ebrahim [11D] and Jack Johnson [11E], who won their trial in the International Court of Justice regarding the eradication of racial discrimination.
Katya Foong [10N] commented: “This was a great experience! The quality of debate was very high. I made a lot of new friends and I really enjoyed the sight-seeing trip to the Bund, and tasting all the authentic food in Shanghai! We’d all like to thank Ms McPhee for helping make this trip so enjoyable.”
Outside of the conference, students explored Shanghai, visiting traditional temples and eating dumplings, and street food.
Report by Van An Trinh and Priscilla Lee Media Team