This which was attended by students across the city to discuss and debate current global peace and security, human rights and sustainable development issues.
Our secondary theatre became the United Nations headquarters with students acting as committee members and taking on the role of countries or political figures to address and debate the current global issues including:
- The Arab-Israeli conflict and the protection of civilians in armed conflict
- Combating terrorists' financial network and small-weapon trading
- Combating new diseases and stopping the spread of the Zika virus
- Combating child soldiers and brides
- Same-sex marriage
- Combating pollution in seas & rivers and reducing carbon emissions
At the end of the conference all student delegates came together for an official closing ceremony where the chairs and co-chairs of each committee presented the best delegate awards.
The MUN, which is a not-for-profit organisation established in the US, was set up to teach students about diplomacy, international relations and the United Nations, as well as more specific skills such as researching, public-speaking and debating.
At BSKL we run our own MUN programme which prepares students to become future world leaders and gives them the chance to learn about different countries, foreign policies, and most importantly to critically think about issues from multiple perspectives and points of view different than their own.
Students from Years 7 – 11 are encouraged to become MUN committee members and meet regularly to discuss global topics and viewpoints. We believe our extra curricular programs such as this go towards our students becoming model global citizens of tomorrow.