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ACS Egham students travel to New York for model United Nations Conference

Published Thursday 29th of May 2014 04:12:12 PM

Ten students from ACS Egham recently took part in the Model United Nations (MUN) conference in the UN Headquarters, New York.

The MUN was established 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 strategies, aimed at improving the global community.

Students from Grades nine, ten and eleven, aged 14 to 16, took part in debates with 1500 students from over forty international and non-international schools.

Following months of practice and preparation, ACS Egham students entered into a series of forums including Economic and Social Council, Human Rights Council, UN Rights of Women, and Environment Commission.

During these forums students explored complex issues such as protecting human rights defenders, helping environmentally displaced persons, using unarmed aerial vehicles (drones), promoting women in governance and protecting the Arctic.

Christine Lund, director of the Model United Nations, commented:

�Visiting the UN headquarters was a real honour for our students who really held their own in rigorous debates, demonstrating all the hard work they have put in over the past months.�
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