29 Mar 2018

WIS at MUN Conference

Over the weekend 25 brave students from West Island have been caucusing, debating and reaching resolutions at the 31st annual Hong Kong Model United Nations. The West Island team was spread across a range of councils from the African Union through to LegCo and the World Health Organisation, in total over 600 students from schools across Hong Kong and the region took part in the conference. All delegates from West Island performed superbly, they showed poise under pressure and great skill in adapting to the changing debates. The experience has been extremely positive and all students can be proud of their efforts. The conference would not have been possible without some of our senior students, in particular Navya, Kwok, Nicholas, Shailja, Liam and Nishtha, who were instrumental in training delegates. Navya had this to say about their experience:

‘Having been part of Model United Nations (MUN) since year 10, I can definitely say that this last MUN for me at WIS has been the most thought-provoking, challenging and insightful conference. I had the opportunity to be a representative of the delegation of Turkey in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) debating topics of Russian Territorial Aggression, Rise of authoritarianism in Turkey and Private Military Companies. These three controversial topics have made us actively participate, question and arrive at a consensus regarding these issues. As a Co-Leader of MUN, it was an honour to able to guide and teach the new MUNers at WIS. Most of our delegates were first timers and it was incredible to see their profound contributions to committee sessions despite being assigned challenging global issues. It was indeed a proud moment for us as four of our delegates received most improved, outstanding contributor and best delegate awards. On behalf of the 2018 MUNers, I would like to thank Mr Rudall who has shared his invaluable knowledge, support and time which allowed us to successfully participate in this year’s conference.’