Model United Nations at the FIS is a group of secondary students who enjoy debating a variety of global issues in hopes of emulating the protocols and procedures of the real United Nations.
This past week, we traveled to the beautiful city of Prague for a three-day MUN conference at the Meridian International School. There, MUN delegates engaged with and debated on topics spanning decades, ranging from the Gulf War to the allegations of human rights abuses occurring in Myanmar to the current conflict between Israel and Palestine. We explored the roots of conflict and how inequality affects us on a deeper level through fruitful debate in the pursuit of constructive resolutions. Throughout this experience, we were able to gain a deeper understanding of real-world topics by developing our sense of global responsibility and enhancing our public speaking skills, especially the first time delegates.
While we all managed to find great success through participating in the conference, Grade 9 students, Siddhi and Anwesha, deserve a particular shout-out, having been awarded with MUN Honorable Mention at the MeriMUN closing ceremony. Congratulations to both of them and their well-deserved recognition for their amazing contributions during the debates!
In addition to delving into and debating real-world issues, FIS delegates also had the opportunity to explore the architecturally charming, though notably bustling city of Prague. From enjoying the traditional Czech dessert, Trdelník, to experiencing the Luminary Glyphs light show at the Municipal Library in Mariánské Square, I think we all had an experience to remember.
The Model United Nations Club at the FIS meets Mondays after school in room 2.202. We are always on the lookout for new delegates, specifically students from Grades 8 to 12, so please inquire if you are interested in joining. We hope to see new and returning faces as we work towards our first in-house conference in coming months as well as our next off-site conference in the spring!
Thank you Phoenix C., member of the FIS MUN group, for sharing this article.