Model United Nations Trip to Royal Russell International MUN
On Saturday 20th of October, the Model United Nations team sent a delegation representing the Republic of Indonesia to Royal Russell School’s 37th Annual International Model United Nations Conference.
Royal Russell was attended by
- Zoe Fitzsimmons - MUN Ambassador - led the delegation throughout the weekend.
- Kim Ngheim - Had her resolution passed firstly by teachers/advisors, then debated at committee level and then passed at General Assembly. After a fantastic speech from Kim. This was a major honour for Kim, our delegation and the school. Kim and her fellow delegates worked tirelessly on the success of the resolution. Kim also received the Distinguished Delegate award.
- Charlotte McCormack
- Cici Li
- Rachel Quinn
- Saoirse O'Driscoll
- Mabel Rush
- Grace Sandys
Zoe Fitzsimmons - MUN Ambassador
The delegation consisted of seven TY students and one fifth year, accompanied by Mr O’Brien and Ms Hasler. We arrived in Gatwick Airport on Saturday morning before making our way to Royal Russell School in Croydon, where we stayed for the duration of the conference. On Saturday each of our delegates went to their committees to give their policy statement and lobby individual resolutions as well as drafting group resolutions with delegates from across the world.
Once the committee was finished for the day, dinner and opening ceremony took place. The opening ceremony consisted of a short speech made by the ambassador of every country. As the ambassador of our delegation, I made my speech and the entire ceremony was broadcast online for those who couldn’t make it into the General Assembly Halland. That evening there was a disco for all the delegates, but after our 6 am flight none of our hearts were in it.
On Sunday, the day began with a service to celebrate the work of the UN in the school’s chapel, this was followed by a full day of committee in session and productive debating from all our delegates. That evening we enjoyed the entertainment provided by Royal Russell which was a ‘MUNs Got Talent’ which was broadcast live onto a screen on the quad for all to watch, followed by another disco for all delegates.
On Monday, our delegates had their second day of committee debate and a special mention must go to Kim Nghiem for not only having her resolution debated but passed to General Assembly to be debated later that day. Following the end of committee debate, the rest of the conference was spent in General Assembly where all delegates had a chance to debate topics from committees other than their own. Our delegation had the fantastic experience of having Kim’s resolution debated and were thrilled to see it pass with an overwhelming majority, this was an amazing achievement for Kim and we are all so proud of her. Other than Kim’s success we had many of our delegates make speeches and get involved in the debate, which was wonderful to see.
The girls were an absolute credit to the school and they put in a tremendous amount of work prior to the conference. They worked very hard as a team of delegates and individually on their resolutions. It is an indication of their dedication and commitment that even though none of them had attended previously they were all accomplished, articulate and confident in their separate committee rooms. We had numerous teachers/advisors from different schools commending our students on their involvement.
I would like to say how proud Ms Hasler and I were of each and every one of the girls for a fantastically successful and enjoyable weekend. I would like to congratulate the wonderful Kim on a very well deserved Distinguished Delegate award and on the passing of her resolution. Lastly, I would like to thank our MUN President Zoe on a weekend where her leadership skills shown through along with her dedication, tireless work ethic and positive approach to every situation.