The MHS Model United Nations Club jparticipated in the Chicago International Model United Nations Conference on Nov. 30 to Dec. 3.
The student delegates participated in a variety of committees, including Special Political and Decolonization (SPECPOL), Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural (SOCHUM), Disarmament and International Security (DISEC), the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the European Union, the Arab League, the African Union, the Governing Council of Food and Agriculture, the United States and South Korean Cabinets, as well as the 1948 Historical General Assembly and Historical Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Topics of the conference included separatist violence and religious extremism, protecting the rights of journalists and whistle-blowers, and ensuring the human rights of citizens in occupied territories, among many others.
While at the conference, students had a chance to sightsee and work together with students from a variety of high schools around both the United States and the world. The Model UN club will next attend the University of Toronto Model United Nations Conference from Feb. 8-12. Sign-up is open now until Monday, Dec. 18 on FeePay and all students are welcome to attend (no prior Model UN experience is needed).
Model UN Club meets every Monday from 4 to 4:45 p.m. in the MHS CLC to prepare for conferences and discuss global political issues. If you have questions, please contact club advisers Ryan Haugen or Megan Sipiorski.