Model United Nations seeks to encourage dialogue about and solutions to pressing global problems by simulating a UN meeting. High school students represent various countries and committees, ranging from the General Assembly to the Economic and Social Council, and from Afghanistan to Uganda. Our very own Roosevelt Model UN team and their adviser, government teacher Ian Malcolm, attended the Washington State Model UN conference on March 22 and 23.
The diplomats below spent the weekend among the cherry blossoms at the University of Washington debating global issues, writing well researched position papers, and coming up with solutions to problems ranging from the violence in Central Africa, counterfeit drugs, underdevelopment, whaling, and child marriage. They did a great job representing their assigned countries and Roosevelt High School. If you have one of them in class, ask them about their experience.
– Ian Malcolm
Advisor, Model United Nations Club
GA: General Assembly
UNODC: UN Office of Drugs and Crime
ECOSOC: Economic and Social Council
AU: African Union
ICJ: International Court of Justice