Last Friday (20th March), the Change the World Model United Nations 2015 finally began. After months of studying and preparation, the delegates had the chance to prove themselves. Walking around the committees, you could feel the excitement of all the students. The 4th of ESO pupils from St. Peter’s who decided to take part in this unique experience were among them.
“These kids know that this experience is a great opportunity to increase their knowledge. Great passion has been shown by everyone.” These are the words of Yejin Lee, the General Assembly 3rd Committee Director. And it is the truth.
The Change the World Model UN (CWMUN) is an annual international meeting attended by more than 1500 students from all over the world, in which they debate the major issues of the international political agenda. And their debates are held at the UN headquarters in New York and at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.
But what exactly have they been doing? On Friday, after they were directed in their committees and after answering to the roll call, the diplomatic work started. The delegates talked to their committees, expressing the opinions and beliefs of the countries represented, and started to create coalitions, alliances and also true friendships.
Discussion and collaboration kept on going until their latest decisions and the closure ceremony. They need to prove their acquired knowledge and high level skills such us understanding of global dynamics and the ability to relate and build links with the globalised world in which we live.
They have been simulating the activity of the G20, the G8, the Board of the World Bank, or the Board of the International Monetary Fund. Today, two of our students, Carlota Moyano and Mariona Gracia, are working with the G8 group discussing a New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition. They have been selected to participate in this debate because of their outstanding contribution to their committee.
Yesterday there was a closing ceremony and from now on until wednesday, they will be enjoying the city that never sleep.