Walls Model UN Team Competes

Posted on: March 21st, 2012 by Admin

sww-model-un-team 2012School Without Walls students participated Feb. 16-19 at the 49th North American Invitational Model United Nations (NAIMUN) Conference, sponsored by Georgetown University’s International Relations Association.

Seniors Jack Pine and Dike Ukwuani, juniors Nikko Bilitz and Olivia Johnson, sophomores Nathan Bedford-Strohm, Isabella Boland, Jordan Davis, and Taiwo and Kehinde Dosunmu, and freshmen Max Mellott and Max Segal competed on seven different committees that considered resolutions regarding world events and international policies. The competition was held at the Washington Hilton.

The 3,000-plus students who compete at NAIMUN simulate roles as delegates to the United Nations from a particular nation and serve as representatives of that country’s policies. NAIMUN runs more than 35 mini-simulations, including standard committees from the UN General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council and the Security Council, as well as crisis simulations of various regional organizations, national cabinets and political organizations.

NAIMUN is the first competition of the school year for the Walls Model UN team, which meets every Wednesday during lunch time. The team is coached by international relations students from George Washington University, who prepare students to speak publicly, form coalitions, debate and negotiate, and learn about international events.

The next competition for the Walls team is March 22-25 at the Washington Area Model United Nations Conference, sponsored by GW. More than 20 Walls students are expected to participate.