Model United Nations Logo (Wikimedia Commons)
On Saturday, October 26, and Sunday, October 27, Columbus Academy hosted 48 delegates for the school’s first CAMUN convention.
Model UN students were first assigned to four different committees representing four world nations. In this specific event, Columbus Academy chose North and South Korea, China, and the United States. Twelve students represented each country with the objective of learning the nation’s background, policies, beliefs, and foreign relations. Each country discussed and debated public policy and practiced collaborative diplomacy, resembling situations similar to those conducted in the United Nations.
Model UN aims to teach students about parliamentary procedures, writing resolutions, and debating and discussing foreign issues- regardless of personal beliefs and conflicting interests. Students are pushed to defend policies and agendas and encouraged to think and debate outside of their comfort zones.
After a successful inaugural convention, Columbus Academy hopes to prepare its first year MUN students for more upcoming events and NAIMUN, the international conference located in Washington DC.