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Positive Feedback from Students on Model United Nations Session

  The second day of the annual Model United Nations session for schools took place with around 50 students at International School Suva, resulting in positive feedback from participants. For
22 Mar 2017 11:00
Positive Feedback from Students on Model United Nations Session
Marist Brothers High School representatives at the Model United Nations session in Suva yesterday. Photo: Mere Satakala

 

The second day of the annual Model United Nations session for schools took place with around 50 students at International School Suva, resulting in positive feedback from participants.

For Shivek Shandil the session provides a social platform to be able to demonstrate and to showcase his skills.

The Year 11 student of Jai Narayan College said preparation was done two weeks before the session.

“We use to have Saturday classes and our teacher mentored us through the session,” said Mr Shandil.

He has learned how to debate in a formal setting and has become well versed with the international crisis happening in the world.

In the session, he represented Afghanistan and was part of the Interpol body.

Model UN Co-ordinator Milika Waqainabete said the interest shown from students has been good and students have taken the sessions seriously.

“They’ve stepped into those roles knowing they’ve got to adopt parliamentary procedures, they’ve used formal language,” said Mrs Waqainabete.

The session is hosted by International School Suva. Schools that were part of the session were Marist Brothers High School, Jai Narayan College, Adi Cakobau School, Yat Sen Secondary School, and International School Nadi.

The second day session included students being part of four main UN bodies – Security Council, Interpol, General Assembly and the European Union and were given issues to debate, discuss and negotiate.

Each student were delegated countries to represent the different bodies.

Issues discussed in the different bodies were trade and immigration deals between the UK and EU, cultivation of illicit drugs and the Opium trade, measures to combat xenophobia, and South Sudan being the newest nation on the brink of civil war.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

Feedback: mere.satakala@fijisun.com.fj

 

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