‘The Model United Nations (M.U.N.) simulates the activities of the United Nations organization. The M.U.N. program aims to develop the confidence of all participants by enhancing skills in research, presentation, debating, lobbying, problem solving and diplomacy.’
The 37th Session of the East African Model United Nations was abuzz with over 1, 200 delegates in attendance from schools from East and Central Africa including a school from Sweden. A team of eleven students from St Andrew’s School was allocated Switzerland, Marshall Islands and Republic of South Korea as countries to represent at the conference. This year, the resolutions were required to include the Sustainable Development Goals which were hotly debated.
Our delegates were involved in four committees, Ecology, Economic, Human Rights and Political and also donated towards the charity which would be announced as a result of a resolution that was proposed by the charity council. Good food (and tax free being the UN!), new friends, deeper insight to world culture and issues, as well as the need for our collective involvement as a global village resulted in our delegates growing in confidence, verbal communication as well as gaining a new appreciation of diversity and importance of critical thinking and collaboration.
The key note speakers this year included the First Lady of Kenya, Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta, Mary Waceke an expert in gender and Dr Richard Munang an environmentalist expert among others. A great experience thoroughly enjoyed by our students.
For information on the daily activities, please have a look at this year’s newsletters prepared by student delegates (press corps) accessible from https://eamun2017.wordpress.com/posts/
We are now looking forward to our annual Turi Model United Nations (TMUN) Conference taking place in June 2019.
Ms Julie Mungai
MUN Coordinator (Senior School)