Model United Nations
Co-ordinator: Ms J. Wilson
The Model United Nations programme has started again at The High School. Come and join us on Monday and/or Thursday afternoon to debate some of the important issues facing the world today. MUN allows students to develop important communication, leadership and team-working skills and it's also great fun! The next conference is at Terenure College on 26 September 2015. See Ms Wilson in B1 for more info.
Model United Nations is a student run conference that aims to replicate the format and structure of the United Nations complete with committees, General Assembly and Security Council. During a MUN conference students act as delegates representing member nations.
The High School participate in four conferences each year; three in Dublin – Terenure College (TERMUN), Rathdown School (RADMUN) and Wesley College (WCDMUN) and one in Croydon – Royal Russell School (RRIMUN).
When representing a member nation, students choose a committee to attend which can range from Political, Economic and Social, Health, Human Rights, Ecology and Environment. Students gather to discuss some of the most pressing and challenging issues that we are confronted with globally. During these committee sessions delegates debate resolutions and together strive to find solutions that can be implemented
By participating in MUN students develop a range of skills, not limited to researching and preparing resolutions, public speaking and constructive debate. Students also have the opportunity to meet other like-minded students both from local and international schools and come away from these conferences with a wonderful experience and a deep understanding of international affairs and the role and work of the United Nations.