This year’s topic was ‘Development and Technology’; a range of issues were tackled such as: The question of private cyber encryption and security for commercial use; The issue of idle capacity in the workforce stemming from the under-representation of minority groups (gender, race, ethnicity); The influence of technology and social media on adolescents’ education and social life.
All students debated passionately, showing a high level of research and dedication in conveying their country’s stance on the topics. These are issues that our students’ will no doubt face in the future, and UNISMUN gave them the chance to develop solutions and gain understanding that will help them to make sense of the ever-changing world around them.
Here’s what some of our students had to say about the conference:
"UNISMUN 2019 was my first experience as chair, where I served as the Deputy Chair of General Assembly 3. Needless to say, I was very nervous and had very little knowledge as to what the role of student officer would entail. As an active delegate at past MUN conferences, I am well aware of the difficulties new delegates face at their first conference. Therefore, when given the opportunity to chair at a conference, I made sure that I encouraged and supported any and all delegates that needed help. I was pleasantly surprised to see the transformation within all 55 of my delegates in General Assembly 3. After sending countless notes encouraging them to speak, every delegate in my committee had spoken at least once by the end of the three days. I was also very happy, that even during plenary, to see our once inexperienced BIS delegates stand up and make POIs in front of the 360 other delegates present at the conference. I was truly inspired by the innate changes this caucus had brought out in the quietest of delegates." - Vy Nguyen, Year 12