Two weeks ago BISB sent a delegation of 20 students to the MUN conference held at Karinthy Frigyes Gimnazium in South Budapest. Fourteen students from Year 12 and six from Year 10 represented a range of countries and committees that make up the real UN. They discussed topical issues around the central theme of the current migrant situation facing Europe.
The impressive opening ceremony was in the Senate chamber of the Parliament House, during which guest speakers and students, including William from BISB, gave speeches. After this the students lobbied and debated formally at the host school, covering topics such as migrants’ rights and needs, national security, gender issues, terrorism, cyber exploitation, religion, refugee camps, cultural integration and persecution. They argued over the wording of the resolutions, and even argued whether the wording was worth arguing over! The BISB students were engaged, active and eloquent. Special mention goes to Bharat in Yr 12 who organised the registration of our delegation and got a commendation from the chair of his committee.