This year’s conference theme was Sustainable Solutions, and the four committees of the General Assembly, Environmental, UNESCO, and the Human Rights Council got to grips with key issues and enjoyed some successful, diplomatic debates.
Students from our sister-schools in Thailand, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, and Vietnam joined the conference via Microsoft Teams, with this being the first ever MUN conference for some of the delegates. They were undeterred by the online platform, confidently making speeches, drafting resolutions, debating through POIs, and finally passing some important ideas. Collaborating in MUN events enables our students to showcase their communication and critical thinking skills, whilst developing diplomacy, collaboration, an understanding of international relations, and some life-long friendships.
“It was a really great opportunity for our students to debate with their peers from across the region, and I was really impressed with how well they all managed to rise to the occasion. They were faced with some challenging topics, and the added barrier of debating online rather than in real committees, but ultimately they were very successful in thinking around the topics, devising solutions, and constructively debating to find consensus.”
- Daniel Gamwell, MUN Coordinator
Here, our student committee chairs share a summary of their debates.
Human Rights Council
The Human Rights Council debated on three topics of global significance in NAEMUN 2021: the ongoing political situation in Hong Kong, tackling child related gang-violence and addressing the issue of child migrants and their rights to citizenship. Delegates demonstrated a high level of professionalism during lobbying, making effective use of their time to discuss and draft resolutions. Moreover, despite the fact that some delegates were not aware of the MUN rules of procedure at the start of the debate, the majority of the house was very engaged in the debate and made meaningful contributions, making speeches and amendments to reflect their country’s stance and to try to improve the resolution. The inputs of the delegates of Israel (Jieun Choi from BIS Abu Dhabi) and Russia (Arisu Babakhani from BIS HCMC), who were awarded Best Delegate and Most Diplomatic respectively, were especially remarkable. The chairs would like to thank all delegates for their active participation despite the difficulties posed by online communication and hope that everyone enjoyed NAEMUN 2021!
SoYoung Park & Soo Min Ryu - Chairs