Middleton High School’s Model United Nations Club traveled to New York City from March 9th-13th to participate in the National High School Model United Nations Conference (NHSMUN). The student delegates participated in a variety of committees including: the Convention Against Corruption, Children’s Fund, Security Council, European Court of Human Rights, Cabinet of Ministers of the USSR- August 1991, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Scottish Parliament, and Food and Agriculture Organization. Topics of the conference included: reducing food waste to combat hunger, housing insecurity for children, corruption and press freedom, transnational crime against cultural property, the security in the South China Sea, Scottish Independence Referendum Post-Brexit, and debt restructuring in Sri Lanka. MHS Junior Claudia VanBendegom won an Award of Merit in her respective committee, and Sophomore Truman McRay and Freshman Crystal Huang won an Award of Excellence in their respective committee.
While in New York, students had a chance to hear from Csaba Kőrösi who currently serves as the President of the 77th United Nations General Assembly, explore the downtown Manhattan area, and visit the United Nations Headquarters. Model UN will next be traveling to Evanston, Illinois to attend the Northwestern University Model United Nations Conference (NUMUN) from April 12-15.
Model UN meets every Monday night from 4:00-5:00 pm in the North LMC to prepare for conferences and discuss global political issues. They will next travel to Northwestern University for the NUMUN conference in mid-April. If you have any questions about Model UN, please contact club advisors Megan Sipiorski (email@example.com) or Leigh Azkoul (firstname.lastname@example.org).