Eight Winchendon School members from the School’s Model UN Club made their way to Washington, DC for the long weekend. Hosted by Georgetown University, the NAIMUN conference is the premier Model UN conference. Students will tell you the NAIMUN has been called the “high school championship” of Model UN. Only the best delegates in the world are invited to this conference.
Model UN(MUN) is a geopolitical simulation where students are assigned a role as a delegate of a given country and are tasked with representing that country’s positions and arguments on a topic of global importance.
Learn about the committees and the issues students worked to solve here
Well before their arrival at the at the conference, delegates were given a country topic guide to research and study. Delegates need to study and know their assigned countries very well in order to prepare their country position and opening statements. Delegates are challenged to produce their best work. Position papers are the culmination of the MUN experience and and reflect hours of preparation both before and during the conference. (Curious to know more? Learn the elements of a position paper here.)
“Our students are well-prepared to take on the rigors of a Model UN Conference,” said Jared Magee, Global Dynamics teacher and Model UN advisor. “Our educational model of valuing creativity, innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurial thinking works well in the environment of a MUN Conference”. Magee continued, “Our students also have the advantage of understanding their status as global citizens because they are at a school working side-by-side with students from twenty-five different countries.”