Model UN delegates from Sachem North traveled to New York City to participate in the National High School Model United Nations Conference in March. This event is organized by the International Model United Nations Association and hosts schools from Africa, Asia, Europe and South America as well as the United States.
Opening ceremonies were held in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations Headquarters. Over the four days, students participated in debates on topics such as suicide prevention, environmental crime and explosive waste.
“Our students had the opportunity to learn from and make friends with students from countries like Egypt, Jordan, Italy, Germany, and El Salvador, among others,” said Tara Jurow, a student-delegate from Sachem.
Delegates attended a speaker series featuring the founder of MUN Impact and representatives from Rustic Pathways, an organization that provides students with educational opportunities throughout the world. The keynote speaker was Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the UN from 2009-2013 and national security advisor from 2013-2017.