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High School Students Gain Knowledge During Model UN At Marriott Fiji

Students will soon have the opportunity to develop their skills in debate, research and problem-solving. These are all valuable assets to have as the next generation of leaders dealing with
20 Aug 2022 13:32
High School Students Gain Knowledge During Model UN At Marriott Fiji
Award-winning students from the International School Nadi Model United Nations Conference 2022. Top left to right: Geeta Anjali Singh, Luciano Aja Hajj, Yi Wei “Ivy” Xu, Sacha-Lilly D’Cruz, Joshua Mugabi, Baylian Saberi, Sawana Talasiga Baya, Aaisha Azeezah. Bottom Left to Right: Aryan Jude Sewak, Raina Saanvi Kumar, Cindy Sobtafo, Ratu Manoa Kaiyanuyanu, Ms Beatrice Nast, Eparama Fuata Naivolasiga, Raynesh Charan, Michael Checketts, Akansha Sen. Photo: ISN

Students will soon have the opportunity to develop their skills in debate, research and problem-solving.

These are all valuable assets to have as the next generation of leaders dealing with an increase in complex global issues.

The Model United Nation (MUN) is a simulation of the United Nations designed for high school students.

Leading up to the conference, three training sessions were held.

Co-secretary General and International School Nadi (ISN) student Federica Dressino said the two-day event was held at the Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay in Nadroga early this week.

This year’s theme is Constructing Our Futures. It will include four councils; General Assembly, Economic and Social Council, UN Commission on the Status of Women and Security Council.

The conference is specifically aimed at providing experience for local high schools in the Western Division.

They include: Nadi Muslim College, Natabua High School, Sangam Sadhu Kuppuswamy Memorial (SKM) College, Votualevu College, Fiji Agape Mission School and Swami Vivekananda College.

“We will also have International School Suva joining us,” she said.

“There will be approximately 140 participants on both conference days and we look forward to strengthening inter-school relationships,” Federica said.

“It is a unique opportunity that helps create a space for students to learn about fundamental issues of global importance, engage in intellectual debates, improve their public speaking skills, improve their diplomacy and negotiations skills, and create strong friendships.”

Sudents are challenged to enhance their perspective by representing a nation in one of these councils to form alliances with other countries and create well written resolutions that are then debated.

“We are including several councils from the UN that focus on a variety of different agendas, in order to have a holistic approach on raising awareness and creating solutions to global issues,” Federica said.

“We are grateful to have received such generous support from the many sponsors of the event.”

Meanwhile, the event marked the second time ISN hosted a MUN conference, following a break due to the pandemic.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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