Our Model United Nations has, since the early years of the College, been a significant event and an integral part of the UWC experience. On January 26th the event commenced with Arne Øi from the UN Association West delivering the introductory presentation to the delegates. This was followed by engaging discussions in the eight respective committees, ranging from Counter-Terrorism Committee to the World Health Organization. In addition to our first year students, there were eight delegates from Nordahl Grieg VGS and two from the UN Association West. In order to make the experience more exciting, several surprises were planned including drug plants, bomb alert, terrorist attacks and kidnappings.
On day two, the committees resolved the first agenda and introduced the second one. The MUN Party was held the following evening. On the final day the General Assembly was held for all delegates representing 59 countries. The agenda was “The world community’s response to extraterrestrial contact”. After hours of stimulating debates, the assembly did come up with a final resolution. Awards were presented and finally a talk show was held to wrap up Red Cross Nordic Model United Nations. There was much to learn about how the UN operates – and it was lots of fun.
Some pictures from the event can be found here.