Success for IB Mthiebi at Nat'l High School Model UN 2018

IB Mthiebi Boarding School has successfully participated in the National High School Model United Nations 2018 (NHSMUN) in New York. NHSMUN is a student simulation of the proceedings of the United Nations. It was held in New York at the United Nations Headquarters and at the Hilton Hotel Midtown Manhattan. NHSMUN is one of the best-recognized conferences on the global MUN circuit and the largest conference for high school students, with a combined 2,000 students attending from more than 50 countries. The students of IB Mthiebi Boarding School presented the Georgian Delegation.

Participants found it a unique experience and a new challenge. IB Mthiebi students had a two-month intensive preparation course beforehand and, at the conference, were assigned a country to represent in one of the UN’s numerous committees with pre-set topics to debate. The students of IB Mthiebi Boarding School researched the background of their country, their country's position on the topics at hand, and prepared notes on possible solutions to the problems faced. Much like the real UN, students faced global problems and tried to identify solutions by negotiation and consensus.

The simulation ended with a special session at the UN Headquarters, where students were seated in the General Assembly Hall that has hosted many of the most prominent heads of state from the past few decades.

15 March 2018 18:43