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Model United Nations Team Aims High in D.C.

Model United Nations team members

We are very proud to announce that, for the second year in a row, the St. Petersburg College Model United Nations team received the Outstanding Delegation Award at the National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference held on November 3 – 5 in Washington, DC. Outstanding Delegation is the highest award presented by NMUN.

Nearly 1000 college and university students from around the country and the world attended the conference. At conference, students work in committees to address regional and global issues and adopt resolutions that detail solutions to issues. Each school is assigned a country to represent, and the delegates must remain in character as they discuss issues from perspective of assigned country.

Model United Nations team members

The SPC delegation represented Portugal. Twelve students were on the team, which included four early college students and one collegiate high school student.

The students spent many hours researching history of Portugal, committee topics and mandates, and position of Portugal on committee topics. The recognition they received is testament to the work they put in to be successful delegates.

Some Model United Nations committee topics addressed:

• Cybersecurity and the Threat of Cyberwarfare
• Addressing the Illicit Trafficking of Small Arms and Light Weapons
• Protection of the Environment in Areas Affected by Armed Conflict
• Safeguarding our Oceans
• Mainstreaming a Gender Perspective into all Policies and Programs of the United Nations
• Implementing Policies that Support Restorative Justice
• Nuclear Technology and Water Security
• Improving the Effectiveness of Safeguards and Verifications Mechanisms
• Minimizing the Negative Effects of Globalization
• The Social Responsibility of Multinational Corporations
• Addressing the Needs of the Internally Displaced
• Improving Housing and Food Security for Urban Refugees

SPC Model UN faculty are, besides myself, Dr. Randy Lightfoot; Dr. Douglas Rivero; Dr. Kimberly Jackson and Dr. Roberto Loureiro.

Visit the SPC Model United Nations Facebook page for pictures from DC conference and other MUN conferences.

 

Model United Nations team wins big in DC

St. Petersburg College’s Model United Nations team received the Outstanding Delegation Award at the National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference held on November 11 – 13 in Washington, DC. Outstanding Delegation is the highest award presented by NMUN.

College and university students from around the country attend NMUN conferences. At conference, students work in committees to address regional and global issues and adopt resolutions that detail solutions to issues. Schools are assigned a country to represent, and the delegates must remain in character as they discuss issues from the perspective of their assigned country. The SPC Model United Nations team represented the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

SPC is so very proud of their Model United Nations DC Team! What an excellent job by all of the students as they…

Posted by SPC Model United Nations on Sunday, November 13, 2016

 

Students spend many hours researching the history of their assigned country, committee topics, and position of country on committee topics. They must also attend committee practice sessions.

Some committee topics addressed:
• The Implication of Technology on Global Security
• Combating Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones
• The Promotion of Fundamental Freedoms through the Elimination of Racism and Racial Discrimination
• Addressing International Drug Control
• Radioactive Waste Management
• Promoting Nuclear Safety and Security
• Exploring Alternatives to Refugee Camps
• HIV and Reproductive Health Services for Displaced Persons
• Role of Child Laborers in Agriculture
• Responsible Investment Strategies for Food Security and Nutrition

Professor Randy Lightfoot and Dr. Douglas Rivero traveled with the team.

Our students do excellent work in conference. They are good ambassadors for the MUN Program and St. Petersburg College.

Visit the SPC Model United Nations Facebook page for pictures from DC conference and other MUN conferences.