“World peace is no longer some pie-in-the-sky thing, because no single person or country is going to solve it on their own.” – Herbie Hancock
MUN, or Model United Nations, is a club that has been running in school for years. Parents that have been members of MBIS for a while will know what an integral part of the school community it is. It is an opportunity for students to take their learning outside the classroom and inside the engaging, action-packed world that is MUN.
MBIS hosted the ninth rendition of its annual MUN conference from the 13th to the 15th of October this year. It was a weekend filled with debate; heated accusations were thrown, and were met with equally chilling sarcasm. Our students took on the roles of delegates of various countries, representing their foreign policies to the best of their abilities. They were joined by the students of GG International School, Victorious International School, and individual members that wished to participate; this only lifted the level of debate further.
This year’s theme was Conflict in a Changing World a fitting one, given the circumstances of our planet today. The students came up with innovative ways to peacefully resolve conflict on a global scale, looking at what had already been done, and what could be done. The conference was topped off with a crisis situation that forced the delegates to think on their feet with no preparation; forced them to unite against a common enemy.
This has been an exhilarating weekend, both for the students, and for everybody else involved. Our students truly make us proud to be a part of MBIS, and help us keep the true MUN spirit alive.
Deputy Secretary General / MBISMUN
Buzz and excitement filled the corridors of the school on the 13th to the 15th of October 2016 as students from G.G. International School, Victorious Kidss Educares as well as our school students took part in MBISMUN. MUN is a simulation of the actual United Nations; where students get to represent countries in different councils, such as Security Council, giving them a platform to debate on world problems. Ms Niedermann, our Director, gave a very relevant and inspirational speech at the Opening Ceremony where she delved deeper into the ethos of the MUN and the theme for this year.
Monitored by Chairs, five councils, each consisting of roughly 10 – 15 delegates discussed a variety of resolutions that they made themselves. Then on Friday evening, the Press released a crisis situation created by the Secretariat in order to challenge the delegates. The crisis situation can be found reported as a video here: https://youtu.be/ZVhL757qDIc