3rd International High School MUN 2019
Model United Nations Society (MUNYP) at the University of New York in Prague has emerged as an initiative for creating a platform for young students interested in international relations to discuss global current affairs. Since 2011, our society has grown considerably in size, with students showing dedication, passion, and enthusiasm in meetings and their increasing interest in participating in domestic or international model UN conferences.
Due to such a well-established society, MUNYP was able to with the help and support of the University of New York in Prague host their 3rd International High School Model United Nations Conference.
MUNYP held a three-day conference which took place on the 25th till the 27th of January, 2019.
We were honored to welcome 70 students from our local regions such as Český Krumlov, Pardubice, Košice, local International Schools, but as well from countries like United Kingdom, Russia, Morocco, Poland, and few others. Each student brought to the group a range of nationalities, cultures, and thoughts.
During the three-day conference, students had the opportunity to solve international political issues, to actively promote intercultural understanding and to familiarize themselves with the bodies and the inner workings of the United Nations organization.
This year the students tackled the topic: This World. Our Future in Debate.
The committees and topics discussed were:
1. United Nations Human Rights Council - Global Citizenship - rights of migrants and refugees
2. United Nations Economic and Social Council - Tackling global poverty in line with sustainable development
3. United Nations Environment Programme - Globalisation and pollution in megacities
After all the long days of debating, students had the opportunity to bond and network as we had a tour of Prague and an enjoyable evening of glow in the dark mini-golf.
We hope the students had a fantastic time filled with memories and we look forward to seeing familiar and new faces next year.
We would like to personally thank the organizers and all those who lend their hand to making this event bigger, Danai Baouraki, Arina Rossikhin, Mark Anderson, Lucie Srbova, Olga Paxidrova, Huy Do Quang, and Robin Nguyen. In addition, big thanks to the chairs, Daryl Tiglao, Luis Solano, Michelle Armas, Mitch Leffler, Rebecca Gosker and Roman Potesil.
Special thanks go to the professors, Oscar Hidalgo, Tanweer Ali, and Jakub Leps, who took their time and dedicated a speech at the event.
Lastly, we would like to thank all delegates and their advisers for coming to Prague, making the event a pleasant one to organize. We hope you all arrived well back home and took something from this conference, whether it be knowledge or contacts.
There is no time to waste; the 2020 MUN Conference preparations are on the way, to make it even bigger and exciting. You can expect many new changes to come into place.
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