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HS Global UN Recap

Sixteen wonderful students from SOF’s Model United Nations team attended the National High School Model UN conference last week with thousands of student delegates from around the United States and the world. NHSMUN is the world’s largest Model UN conference for secondary students.

The SOF team represented the Country of Bangladesh in a simulation of United Nations diplomatic activities. At the conference, held at the Midtown Hilton, students participated in a variety of committees, from the World Bank to the Special Political and Decolonization Committee. During committee sessions, which ran from 8:30am to 11:30pm every day, students participated in debates about important world issues and worked with other delegates to pass resolutions that proposed concrete solutions to address these issues. They attended an in-person visit with diplomatic representatives from Bangladesh at the Permanent Mission to Bangladesh, and attended closing ceremonies at the United Nations headquarters.

Said senior Zahedul Chowdury, who served on the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues:
“It was one of the most eye-opening experiences I’ve ever had in my life. Being in school, it can be hard to see the potential you have – but when I was at MUN, I felt like a real adult, participating in making resolutions that can impact people not only here in America but all over the world. I felt responsible for the future.”

 

Students who are interested in sharing this amazing experience next year should conduct additional research into the organization at the NHSMUN website (http://www.nhsmun.nyc/), and keep an eye out for recruitment materials from faculty advisors Lauren Murphy and Catherine Thompson, released in September.

 

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