On 18th July, Mulberry hosted London state schools for the second of our two annual Model United Nations conferences. This year’s summer conference focused on the theme of equality for women and girls, drawing together key topics such as poverty, health, education and violence.
Within the MUN programme, students are able to learn about the structure and functions of the United Nations through assuming the roles of UN council members. Students are allocated to countries in advance, and are expected to spend considerable time researching their country’s stance on the conference topic. Students also undertake training on the processes and procedures of UN committees. On the day of the conference, students are required to engage in fast-paced, often intense debates with council members representing other countries. They must represent the opinions of their allocated country, even if these opinions do not align with their personal attitude towards the conference topic.
MUN provides a stimulating atmosphere in which students are challenged to hone their research, debate and presentation skills, and to thoroughly understand crucial aspects of international politics and diplomacy.
This year’s summer conference was an exciting, well organised and stimulating event, drawing together some of the best young debaters in the UK. We were delighted to be joined for the first time by a delegation from Green Spring Academy Shoreditch, who provided delegates for committees and two aspiring young journalists for our Press Team. Students from Seven Kings School and Robert Clack School joined Mulberry students as committee Chairs, guiding the debate competently and professionally.
We thank all of our delegates and their schools for joining us, and look forward to the next MMUN conference in winter 2017.