The English School of Kyrenia hosts Model United Nations conference

Posted on 8th Mar 2024 in School News

Last month The English School of Kyrenia hosted Model United Nations where 12 schools, 4 committees, 100 delegates and 22 countries represented the event. It was a weekend filled with discussion, debate and fun. Students took on the role of delegates from different countries and worked hard attempting to solve real-world issues with the policies and perspectives of their assigned country.

Ideas were ignited, resolutions written and passed, and the art of diplomacy explored. Schools across the island were in attendance. It was an opportunity to bridge together and unite schools in the North and South of Cyprus.

Throughout the two days, students gathered in their assigned committees: Disarmament & International Security, Economics & Financial, Social & Humanitarian as well as the Security Council to discuss global issues, negotiate and form solutions. These were all student-led and chaired by Year 13 students.

MUN is more than just debating. Model United Nations helps to build character and confidence. It encourages students to dream big, be proactive, think critically but act responsibly to build a more inter-connected and peaceful world.

Mr Ben Rawlings, Deputy British High Commissioner to Cyprus, appeared as a guest speaker at the closing ceremony. He spoke about the importance of this year’s conference theme, Global Versatility, and encouraged our youth to take this opportunity as a stepping stone to discovering their voices and helping to shape the future of Cyprus and the World.

The conference was a great success, and many participants left expressing their hope to return in 2025. 

Uniting voices, driving change and building leaders for a better tomorrow!