Model Diplomacy 2018
5th March 2018
Ten New School students from Year 12, accompanied by Malcolm, recently participated in John Cabot University's 8th Annual Model United Nations Conference in Trastevere.
The event was attended by students from various Roman schools, including St George's and St Stephen's, as well as schools from Bulgaria, Turkey, Syria, America and England.
The conference consisted of three committees, simulating actual United Nations Committees, where delegates tackled a variety of current issues.
In the Human Rights Committee, the issue of Failed States and how to support them was vigorously debated, and honourable verbal mentions were received by two of the New School's students: Leonardo Faelli (delegation of France) and Nicholas Kattar (delegation of Germany). In the Security Council, the issue of nuclear proliferation in the Korean peninsula was debated where an honourable verbal mention was earned by Luigi Picardo (delegation of Peru). The EcoFin (Economics and Finance) Committee did not contain any New School students.
The event was a great success, allowing students to develop a variety of skills which will prove invaluable to them in their studies and beyond: researching, debating, public speaking, diplomacy and team-working. It also allowed them the opportunity to test themselves against their peers from other institutions and learn more about the workings and processes of the United Nations. All of the students involved participated actively and were a credit to themselves and the school.