During the holidays, we attended the Royal Russell School IMUN Conference. IMUN (International Model United Nations) is an international conference organised for students by students. As its title shows, it is a simulation of the United Nations where students learn to debate like UN delegates. They can learn about diplomacy and international relations. Participants in Model United Nations conferences, known as delegates, are placed in committees and assigned countries to represent.
Our group was divided into two delegations: Switzerland and New-Zealand. Throughout these four days we represented both countries in our respective committees such as SOCHUM (Social and Humanitarian), DISEC (Disarmament and International Security), etc, and debated highly topical issues like the questions of plastics in the oceans, child brides or the question of Jerusalem.
All in all, IMUN is an incredibly enriching experience. Indeed, it enabled us to become more confident speakers in front of an audience, and to open our minds to other cultures and point of views. Moreover, we had the opportunity to meet people from all around the world, and to create long lasting memories.
We are now looking forward to participating in the Bilbao MUN conference which will take place in January!
Sources texte et image: CSC