The MHS Model United Nations Club participated in the Chicago International Model United Nations Conference (CIMUN) on Nov. 29 to Dec. 2.
The student delegates participated in a variety of committees, including the General Assembly, Human Rights Council, European Union, the International Atomic Energy Agency, Security Council, and the U.S. Presidential Cabinet as well as the 1968 Historical General Assembly, 1968 U.S. Senate, 1968 Security Council, 1968 Chicago City Council, Nixon campaign team and 1968 International Court of Justice. Topics of the conference included sustainable development, nuclear proliferation, technology’s role in economic development, and international cooperation in cybersecurity, among many others.
The conference also included a recreation of the 1968 Democratic National Convention and its accompanying protests, which took place just outside of Conrad Hilton Hotel -- the conference location -- to mark the 50th anniversary of the event.
While at the conference, students had a chance to sightsee, work together with students from a variety of high schools around both the United States and the world, and enjoy the array of shopping, restaurants, and activities that downtown Chicago has to offer.
MHS Model UN will next be traveling to Evanston, Ill. to attend the Northwestern University Model UN Conference (NUMUN) in April. Sign-up will open in January on MHS FeePay and all students are welcome to attend as no prior Model UN experience is needed.
Model UN meets every Monday night from 4 to 4:45 p.m. in the Upper Library Media Center to prepare for conferences and discuss global political issues. If you have any questions about Model UN, please contact club advisors Ryan Haugen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Megan Sipiorski.