St. Petersburg College’s Model United Nations team received the Distinguished Delegation Award at the National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference held on April 9 – 13 in New York. The SPC MUN team represented the Plurinational State of Bolivia.
College students from around the globe attend NMUN conferences. In an effort to help solve regional and global problems, students spend countless hours working on key academic skills. From writing position papers and draft resolutions to delivering key presentations, students deploy vital skills that they learn in the classroom during these impactful simulations.
Some committee topics addressed were:
- The Role of Science and Technology in International Security and Disarmament
- Global Nuclear Disarmament
- Mitigating the Public Health Effects of Climate Change
- Empowering Vulnerable Groups through Access to Information and Communications Technology
- Ensuring Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities in Society and Development
- Increasing Women’s Role in Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
- Enhancing Women’s Role in Peace Processes and Political Transitions
- Realizing the Rights of Indigenous Women
- Women’s Economic Empowerment in a Changing World of Work
- Promoting Livelihoods and Education for Refugees and Displaced Persons
- Addressing Protracted Displacement
- Environmental Migration and the Future of Displacement
Bronwen speaking in UN General Assembly Room. NMUN 2017 New York Conference.
Posted by SPC Model United Nations on Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Four students on the SPC MUN team received the Outstanding Position Paper Award:
- Rebekka Sauer and Josh Clepper received Outstanding Position Paper Award for the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
- Edgar Garcia and Laura Luc received the Outstanding Position Paper Award for General Assembly Second Committee
Four students on the SPC MUN team were selected to serve on dais of conference committees:
- Josh Clepper chaired the Commission for Social Development
- Rebekka Sauer chaired the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
- Dragana Mitric chaired the Security Council
- Chris Duggan served as Rapporteur for General Assembly First Committee
Our students do excellent work in conference. They are good ambassadors for the MUN Program and SPC.
Professor Roy Slater (Lead Faculty Advisor) and Dr. Randy Lightfoot traveled with the team. Additional MUN Faculty members include Dr. Roberto Loureiro, Dr. Douglas Rivero and Dr. William Fleming.
Visit the SPC Model United Nations Facebook page for pictures from NY conference and other MUN conferences.