Lauren McGaun – Year 13 MUN Member
GSAL delegates dominate at the Model United Nations of Hamburg
From Wednesday the 19th of September to Sunday the 23rd of September, a group of 11 students and 2 teachers attended the Model United Nations conference in Hamburg, Germany (MUNOH). With hundreds of delegates attending from countries all across Europe, including Italy, Germany and Denmark, this clearly was an international conference allowing members of the GSAL MUN Society to converse with a diverse range of delegates and form lasting friendships.
“The United Nations is our one great hope for a peaceful and free world.”Ralph Bunce
GSAL completely dominated during both committee debate and General Assembly resulting in a record breaking result for the team with 7 awards in total out of the 9 committees present. A special mention goes to Amir Khan, Pietra Sorze and Sam Kunin who were all newcomers and yet were still able to win most outstanding delegate – the highest ranking award of the conference. Despite there being no best delegation committee this year, it was clear that the GSAL delegations of Mali and Russia dominated the debate producing excellent resolutions, amendments and speeches.
From taking part in the conga at the MUN party to making new friends at the barbeque and enjoying German cuisine at a brewery, an excellent time was had by all.
As put by Ralph Bunce “The United Nations is our one great hope for a peaceful and free world.” This hope was very much felt during the 2018 MUNOH conference. Lauren McGaun (13NH)
By role-playing meetings like the Security Council and General Assembly, participants get a unique insight into how the United Nations works. They research, debate and try to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems just like the real thing. It’s great fun, giving you the opportunity to meet new people. It also helps you develop and demonstrate key skills like public speaking, teamwork and negotiation which will look great on your CV. Speak to Miss Haigh and Mr Stodolny, or visit the MUN website to find out more. CPD