Worth students enjoyed more success at a Model United Nations Conference hosted by Lingfield College.
In their second Conference of the year, Worth sent two delegations representing Russia and India. Students enjoyed a keynote speech from James Bulman, United Nations Refugee Agency, who spoke about personal stories helping refugees in Kabul, Afghanistan. Amy passed a resolution on humanitarian aid as the representative for Russia. An interesting debate ensued with Lucas, representing India, who tried to convince states to strike a clause on corruption.
In the Economic and Social Council, Akshita spoke passionately on improved access to education services in India while Genevieve explored the impact of Covid on gender equality. In the Disarmament Committee, Olivia and Libby debated a UK resolution on cyber-security.
Simon and Jack contributed to an entertaining committee on money-laundering. In the Security Council, George and Matthew played the role of their respective states perfectly, making use of the ‘veto’ power and adding a clause on the Sputnik vaccine.
Worth students came away with a number of awards. The delegation of Russia received an award for Highly Commended delegation; Simon won Highly Commended Delegate for his role as Russia; Genevieve was the Distinguished Delegate award winner in her committee; and Amy won Highly Commended in the Special Political Committee. Well done to everybody involved.
Amy said: “Joining MUN was definitely the right decision for me. After experiencing so many fruitful debates and hearing all the delegates of different countries’ standpoints, my confidence grew and my knowledge and awareness of global issues also rose. I very much look forward to more upcoming MUN conferences next term.”