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ACS Hillingdon head to The Hague

Published Monday 31st of March 2014 02:42:15 PM

Students from ACS Hillingdon took part in the world's largest Model United Nations (MUN) conference in The Hague, Netherlands.

The MUN was set up in 1961 by Paul Sands from The American School of The Hague, and seeks to engage students in collaborative discussion on some of the world's most important issues to improve the global community.

The students took part in debates with over 3,500 other students from 200 schools across the world, with the aim of getting their resolutions to issues passed in the same way as the real United Nations.

ACS Hillingdon has been taking groups of students to The Hague to participate in MUN for nearly ten years. This year, twenty students acted as delegates at the General Assembly, and participated in debates on Disarmament, Human Rights and Economic and Social issues.
Derek Johnson, organiser of the MUN trip, commented:

'Taking students to the MUN each year is always a really rewarding experience because you see them gain a large range of skills, such as negotiation, networking and confidence in communicating with others. It is also wonderful to see our students getting some of their chosen resolutions passed at the MUN; it's a really proud moment for us.'
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