9th Grade Model United Nations
Lori Fisher’s sophomores will exhibit their second Model United Nations conference in the Animas High School Commons on February 10 and 11 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.
The MUN conference simulates the way the United Nations would approach a global crisis. Each student represents a member nation and must embody that country’s perspective in the conference. Students study parliamentary procedure, write policy papers, and prepare speeches from their country’s viewpoint to deliver at the conference.
The sophomores completed their first conference in December. It focused on the Venezuelan refugee crisis along with the controversial presidency of Nicolas Maduro.
The second conference in February will address nuclear proliferation and disarmament.
Sophomore Olivia Gilden remarked that she has “learned many things on how the United Nations go about solving a global crisis. It was also a great opportunity to work on my public speaking skills.”
Lori commented on her goals for the project, “I am hoping that students learn just how complex international issues are, that they develop a deeper understanding of the perspective of other nations, and that they begin to see the possibilities for solving the knotty global dilemmas we are tackling.”
By Jacob Pinkerton