2022 CONFERENCE

Last years’ theme was:
Combatting world hunger and poverty in an imperfect world.

 

From the secretariat

MUN is a great opportunity for students to learn debating and public speaking skills while also learning a lot about the world and current issues. Being able to organise this conference has been a great honour and privilege and we hope everyone has a great time.

Veer Shah and Ellie Parkhill

Secretary Generals

Committees and Issues

Security Council: 

  • Addressing the Hunger Crisis in Afghanistan
  • Discussing the use of Biological Weaponry and its Consequences

Human Rights Council: 

  • Integration of Affordable Technology to Improve Education in the Developing World
  • Removing Tangible Barriers for Children to Escape Poverty

GA1:   

  • Establishing Protocols for Food Security in Conflict Zones
  • The Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space

G20:

  • Economic and Environmental Maximization of Winds & Solar Energy
  • Regulation of Cryptocurrencies

ECOSOC:

  • Examining the Relationship between Legalization of Marijuana and Drug Related Crime
  • Reduction of Brain Drain

You can find links to the Research Reports below.

Agenda

Friday 25 March
2.30 Arrival / Check-in
2.30 – 3.15 Refreshments
3.15 Opening ceremony
3.45 Split into lobbying rooms
6.00 Finish for the day
Saturday 26 March
9.00 Arrival
9.00 – 12.30 In session (Topic 1)
12.30 – 1.30 Staggered Lunch
1.30 – 4.00 In session (Topic 2)
4.00 – 4.30 Superlatives
4.45 – 5.15 Closing ceremony
5.15 – 6.00 Refreshments

 

Speakers

Last year we were joined by a representative from Heifer, a charity that aims to give everyone the life they deserve, free from hunger and poverty. Given the theme of this years’ conference and that they are the selected charity, it will be highly relevant to our aim and the topics that will be explored.

Charity

Heifer aims to give everyone the life they deserve, free from hunger and poverty. This aim is directly linked to the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 of the UN. By working together with local farming families and communities around the world, Heifer improves their food security and helps provide these people with nutritious food, shelter, clean water, adequate access to health care and a safe, secure environment. 

The Heifer approach allows poor farmers to eat and live from their land, paving the way for sustainable and resilient farming communities. Since 1999, Heifer International has influenced the lives of almost 31 million farming families. Despite the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Heifer has continued to increase the incomes of struggling farming families through inspiring initiatives such as in Ecuador where farmers are now supplying food baskets directly to citizens with the help of Heifer.

Alongside our fruitful debates combating world hunger and poverty, we would like to take immediate action. Help us support them by donating!

Board of Directors

Lou Janssen

MUN is the perfect way to explore prevalent issues and how we can combat them by voicing our opinions and creating solutions. At our conference, we aim for everyone to have fruitful debates and to work in unison to improve our world.

 

Aaron Bloomfield

MUN particularly excites me and it gives me an opportunity to learn and discuss a variety of topics which aren’t necessarily covered in our curriculum. Being able to discuss and learn other countries’ political standpoints is also very interesting.

 

Vindi Cooray

Living in a developed country we often aren’t exposed to the harsh consequences of global issues, even if we may know a lot about them. MUN allows us to understand global problems to a deeper level, as well as inspire us to do more with our privilege.

 

Isabel Gonzalez-Lamberth

MUN is a great way to be part of an ever-growing era of globalisation, allowing you to gain skills in critical thinking of politics, economics, social dilemmas and particularly humanitarian crises. You gain an awareness of such issues and learn to deal with them with peers in a diplomatic manner.

Zoe Richard

MUN is incredibly diversified and great for pupils who would like to become acquainted with diplomacy and international issues. It is also great to overcome your fear of public speaking. I personally have enhanced my leadership skills through MUN.

 

Arjun Khurana

I feel that MUN is a great way for students to express their opinions on major world issues. It also allows students to interact with students from different schools and learn about their political standpoints which is engaging when debating.

 

Teresa Da Cruz

I have participated in different MUN conferences as both admin and delegate and really excited to host our second conference, and the first in our new school building. I hope to provide the best experience possible to all students joining us.