Model United Nations Conference in Poland
Last week Cosima, Lizzie and Esme from Year 12 along with Rosie, Iulia and Sophie from Year 11 attended the 7th Annual Model United Nations Conference in Poland, along with pupils from across Europe including Belgium, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Hungary, Germany and Spain. The girls attended as delegates for Russia, Iran, Canada, the USA, DPRK and Nigeria, sitting on committees for Human Rights, UN Women, and the Future Security Council – the latter set in 2050 amidst concerns about overpopulation. The girls stayed with host families and had a great time experiencing Polish culture in their downtime following heated debate about global issues during the day. Torun, where the conference was held, is a UNESCO world heritage site and the girls had an opportunity for sightseeing, including a culinary exploration of Torun’s legendary gingerbread. Cosima finished the conference as Best Delegate on the Human Rights Committee, while Rosie was Best Delegate in the General Assembly, which involved all the delegates from all countries debating together in one cohort on the final day of the conference. She also managed a star turn on TV Torun!
Rosie said: “It was the people that made ToMUN 2022 so memorable. Words fail to describe the exhilaration I felt being surrounded by so many enthusiastic and intellectual people who share my passions for politics, international relations, and debate. The beautiful city of Torun was packed with culture and gingerbread which made for idyllic evenings with my friends after a long day of debate.”