26th-29th September – 4 days, 5 schools, 3 committees, 48 delegates, 75 participants in total – an amazing event, packed full of new learning experiences and lots of fun!
Following the success of our first International Model United Nations Conference as host school last September, this 2019 edition was even bigger and better as this year many more of our own SIS students were able to participate in a variety of roles. Additionally we were delighted to welcome student delegates and their accompanying teachers from Aloha College and Swans School along the coast, and from two other members of the Inspired group, Fulham School in London and the International School of Monza in Italy.
Student led activity
MUN conferences are planned, organized and run by students for students; they offer opportunities to develop leadership, organizational, critical thinking, research, writing, debating and public speaking skills, alongside all the personal growth and increasing global understanding that comes from working and socializing with young people from different cultural backgrounds and learning more about serious world issues.
In all approximately 50 SIS students from M4 – D2 were involved in some way: organisers, delegates, chairs, music, website & design, staff and media team. They put a lot of effort into every aspect of the activity, and their commitment and hard work were evidenced in the high quality of the resulting conference.
We would like to congratulate them all, and in particular Secretary General Thomas D. and Deputy Secretary General Ignacio B.
We would like to thank our two Opening Ceremony speakers; British Consul Charmaine Arbouin who gave an inspirational and thought provoking keynote address, and Valentina Stirling from The Kindred Project who focused on what young people are already doing to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
We would also like to record publicly our very grateful thanks to our sponsors Monticello, Rocio Moreno and the PTA; and to say thank you to everyone within the school community for their consistent and ongoing support.
Anne Adamson (former MUN Club & Conference Coordinator)