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Kingswood Hosts 30th Annual MUN Conference Virtually

Published Wednesday 17th of March 2021 09:39:06 AM

Last Saturday, Kingswood hosted the 30th annual Bath International Schools’ Model United Nations conference. For the first time in its history the event took place online, with 130 students from 13 schools joining us from across the UK and Germany for a day of debate on a range of issues confronting the global community. Five committees were in action, including the Security Council and committees focusing on human rights, the environment, disarmament and health. Amongst the topics debated during the morning were vaccine nationalism, the situation in Yemen, climate change, and the threat posed by terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. In the afternoon attention shifted to the emergency scenarios, where conference delegates were asked to respond to an international crisis; this year these included an armed confrontation between China and the United States in the South China Sea, human cloning and the threat posed by a global outbreak of Wheat Stem Rust.

As always, Kingswood Sixth Formers rose admirably to the challenge of chairing the committees, dealing this year with the additional pressures associated with presiding over the event online. The chairing team consisted of Marianna, Theo, Jacob, Phoebe, Saho, Rose, Elli, Holly, Naomi, Polina, Fergus and Rob. They were ably led by James, who as this year’s Secretary General also gave a fine welcoming address.

Kingswood students also represented three countries at the conference as the delegates of Malawi, India and North Korea. All who took part enjoyed three high quality debates.

Well done to Freddie, Aimee, Eloise, Jayden, Bea, Alma, Ivor, Sam, Oscar, Anson, Bea, Leyla and Kelland; it was great to see students who have taken part in the after school activity this year getting stuck in to a large scale conference and it is clear that Kingswood has some real MUN stars of the future.
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