E.I.S. Model United Nations: Solving World Hunger

Abdallah Abdelwedoud, Year 11

“After weeks of preparation and planning, the first ever E.I.S. MUN summit was a clear success. The students showed their independence and strong work ethic by bringing this wonderful project to life.”

Mariam Chadare, Year 11

On 20th February 2020, standing before me were not the students I had seen the day before. They were replaced by a crowd of young, intellectual, confident leaders. Their language was more sophisticated, their tones more expressive and their demeanour more formal. Everyone looked sharp, wearing their dress suits and formal business attire. This was the first ever MUN organised in our school. The idea was generated from my respectable classmates, Nned Hirnet and Marc-Alain Adjahi.

Nnedi Hirnet, Year 11

Students of Years 10 and 11 were assigned a country and given a packet, in which any important information for their involvement at the MUN was noted. This included behavioural patterns, any national interests and objectives, and national secrets. Every delegation had come up with a resolution that their country believed would contribute to the eradication of world hunger.

The MUN was held in a conference room at Le Chant d’Oiseau, where students emulated the representatives of 11 delegations who had come together under peaceful terms to discuss their resolutions.

Prior to the discussion of resolutions, E.I.S. welcomed a guest speaker (Entomologist, Dr. Miriam Karlsson) to share the impact of insect deaths on world hunger. After this very educational presentation, we proceeded to discuss every delegation’s resolution in a series of quartets. The students were very involved and displayed the utmost focus when making a statement or asking questions.

Even during the short breaks in between quartets, students remained in their roles, planning unifications, signing treaties and partaking in trade. Every resolution was voted on, and in the end the veto powers decided which resolutions they would keep and which ones were to be vetoed.

The students were very invested in this project, and it gave them an opportunity to practise their public speaking and improvisation skills, as well as work in teams. I am very pleased with the results of this Model United Nations and I am truly amazed by the students’ investment and portrayal of partnership.

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