4th International High School MUN 2020
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 4th International High School Model United Nations Conference.
MUNYP held a three-day conference which took place from the 25th till the 27th of January, 2020.
We were honored to welcome 115 students from our local regions such as Czech Republic and Slovakia, as well as local International Schools. We were thrilled to welcome a wide international delegation coming from countries such as; United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, Tunisia, Bangladesh, Austria, Palestine, Kazakshtan and many 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: Global governance and its international effects.
The committees and topics discussed were:
1. United Nations Human Rights Council - Addressing the Crisis in Yemen
2. United Nations Security Council - Rising US-Iran Tensions
3. United Nations Environment Assembly - Is Ecotax a Viable Solution to the Environmental Situation?
4. United Nations Parliamentary Assembly - Outer Space Security - Global Regulation of the Weaponisation of Space
After all the long days of debating, students had the opportunity to bond and network. 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 (UNYP/MUNYP Alumni), Arina Rossikhin (UNYP/MUNYP Alumni), Mark Anderson, Maria Stupakova, Michaela Šedová. In addition, big thanks to the chairs and co-chairs; Sara Osmanova (EYP/UNYP), Sarah Šimková (UNYP), Rufat Jabarov (UNYP), Kieran Spencer, Petr Marek (PragueMUN), Anna Kortenieva (PragueMUN), Allarik Curtis (UNYP/MUNYP Alumni) and last but not least Nick Madžarov (UNYP/MUNYP Alumni).
Special thanks go to the Oscar Hidalgo for his opening speech and his constant support of MUNYP. And lastly, we are thrilled to have had an amazing group of guest speakers who took their time and dedicated a speech at the event. Thank you to the Egyptian Ambassador Said Hindam, Ms. Magdalena Leimerová & Ms. Monika Valová from Unilever and lastly, Denisa Žideková from Mars.
Lastly, we would like to thank all delegates and their advisers for coming to Prague, making the event a pleasant one to organize and be a part of. 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 2021 MUN Conference preparations are on the way, to make it even bigger and exciting. You can expect many new changes to come into place as we have grown in numbers immensely.