Model UN

On Friday, 17 May 2019, 80 McKinnon students joined by 40 students from OLSH, Kilbreda College, Parkdale SC and Keysborough College congregated in the Hall for the 2019 Model UN run by the United Nations Association of Australia.

The delegates spent the day representing various member countries of the United Nations debating the merits and costs of sustainable cities. With two-thirds of the world’s population projected to be living in cities by the year 2050, the students had a lot to discuss.

Student’s began by stating their country’s position in regards to a draft resolution and then followed it up with two hours of debate and alliance building to pass or reject amendments to the resolution. Finally, a vote was held to pass the amended resolution.

Ultimately, students learnt about the operations of the UN and the importance of considering all opinions while interacting with students from other schools to share ideas and outlooks.

Many thanks to Ms Andrea Fowler who organised the day at McKinnon and Mr Jonathan Jhoomun and Mr David Machin who assisted students in their preparations.

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