Model United Nations Conference Preparation
International Prefect Claire Tipton sent us this report:
“On Wednesday, 18 January, three local primary schools came to Invicta to prepare for the mini Model United Nations, which will occur here in two weeks’ time. The students researched their countries’ stance on marine conservation, in order to debate the following articles: signing a new protocol to reduce land and ocean waste; the implementation of fines for countries who contribute to oil spills; and setting aside 10% of their country’s annual budget for marine conservation.
When debating the first article, the Indian delegation was very passionate about the protection of the ocean by reducing land and ocean waste. Russia also managed to spark a debate by suggesting to strike the article, and this was seconded by Iran, their close ally.
Secondly, the discussion surrounding the second article allowed for the students to draw from their research on the economical standings of the countries they were representing. The delegates from Russia and Iran managed to come to an agreement yet again, agreeing with the proposal of an educational solution to oil spills, not a fine.
Overall, all students attempted to contribute to the discussion, resulting in a lively debate full of quality questions. All delegates are excited to continue researching and look forward to continuing the debate in a fortnight.”
Thank you to Mrs Ricks and Miss Laming for organising the preparation session. Thank you also to our students who worked so hard with the primary school children