Model UN

Have you been wondering what Model UN actually is?

Well here’s your answer…..

According to the United Nations Association of the United States of America

“Model United Nations is an authentic simulation of the UN General
Assembly, UN Security Council, or other multilateral body, which catapults
students into the world of diplomacy and negotiation. In Model UN,
students step into the shoes of ambassadors of UN member states, from
Afghanistan to Zimbabwe to debate current issues on the Organization’s vast
agenda. The students, better known as “delegates” in Model UN, prepare
draft resolutions, plot strategy, negotiate with supporters and adversaries,
resolve conflicts, and navigate the UN’s rules of procedure-all in the
interest of mobilizing “international cooperation” to resolve problems that
affect almost every country on Earth.”

On November 11th, twelve Shawnee Mission West students participated in the Park University Model United Nations simulation. These students represented three countries, which included, France, Spain, and Cuba on the Security Council,Historic Security Council and three General Assembly committees. SMW students worked with other Kansas students to find resolutions and solve problems that face the world today. We had four students that received awards.

Jeffrey Yankovitch: France – Outstanding Speaker – General Assembly 1st Committee

Margaret Leligdon: Cuba – Outstanding Consensus Building – General Assembly 2nd Committee

Ashley Feistner: France – Most Diplomatic – Historic Security Council

Hannah Wilhelm – France -Honorable Mention – Best Delegation

Big congrats to all the students that participated in this Model UN event!