As part of the Model United Nations programme we held a mini conference on Saturday 30th January where Latymer students had the opportunity to research and discuss political issues with students from other schools. Students represented a variety of countries including Russia, USA, Iran, Serbia, Iceland, Jordan, Syria, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Germany and Israel. Even North Korea which is not a member of the real UN was allowed to have a representative at our conference! Key motions debated by the delegates included how to spread the use of renewable energy, the Middle Eastern refugee crisis and the lifting of sanctions against North Korea. Delegates also had to respond to several emergency scenarios such as the sabotage of crucial oil pipelines, and considered the prospect of Donald Trump winning the US election and the potential knock-on effects on world stability.
Congratulations to the delegations representing Iran (James Truscott and Michael Everett), Russia (Mohamed Garba and Ishaan Verma) and Syria (Sarah Alawoad, Sarah Audit, Simi Raud, Emmanuela Odamea-Ampey, Lian Ruiz and Nnenna Nwabuisi from St Anne's Catholic High School) for winning the best team awards, and to Mudaser Ali, Gabriel Meytanis, Arka Chakraborty, Azmat Habibullah, Zaynah Waseem and Haleema Ahmed on their outstanding delegate awards. On behalf of all the participants, much thanks goes to Willem La Tulip-Troost, Seth Hoskins, Will Curtin and Luke Eves in Year 13 for organizing and running such an enjoyable event.
Pictured above is James Truscott and Michael Everett representing Iran at MUN