MUN 2016 Report

ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL MODEL UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE REPORT

HELD AT GHANA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (GIS)

FROM 28TH TO 30TH OCTOBER, 2016

Preamble: To God be the glory…….

The Conference: The Model United Nations club of Association International School participated in its maiden MUN conference held at Ghana International School (GIS) between 28th and 30th October, 2016. AIS presented seventeen students, fourteenth (14) of whom were delegates and three (3) being observers. Each delegate represented a nation on one of the conference committees. They were accompanied from the department by Mr. Emmanuel Arthur, Mr. Mark Tetteh, Mr. Solomon Sackitey and Miss Mariam Ansa, the Librarian. At least, two faculty members were present on each day.

They presented position papers on behalf of their respective nations, lobbied and merged their resolutions with other delegates, debated the issues and passed resolutions.

Being their maiden MUN conference, our students took the first two days to observe proceedings to be abreast of the rules of the ‘game’, hence warming themselves well into the debate segment of the conference. It came as no wonder that Joshua Harms won the most improved delegate in the General Assembly. It is also worth mentioning that Ama Osei-Akoto won the finest delegate in the General Assembly. Furthermore, our 3 observers turned out to be stand-in Scribes and Pages for some of the committee chairs, an experience they very much appreciated.

The conference was an experiential learning programme that provided students with a better understanding of the inner workings of the UN and a forum to hone skills in diplomacy, negotiation, critical thinking, compromise, public speaking, writing, and research.

We had the Head of Faculty and Students, Dr. Michael Williams, pass by on Saturday to offer encouragement.

Transport: Transport was provided by AIS for Friday and Saturday. However, on Sunday, parents had to drop their wards off at the conference venue and pick them up after the closing ceremony.

Conclusion: This first MUN experience has become a foundation upon which the students can build their understanding of the inner workings of the UN and a forum to hone their skills in diplomacy, negotiation, critical thinking, compromise, public speaking, writing, and research.

In the light of this, we would like to annually participate in an international invitational MUN conference to consolidate the gains and keep up the momentum as well as widening the horizon of the students. These are aspects of the educational process that can only be acquired outside of the classroom setting.

Appreciation: The Humanities Department would like to thank Senior Management for allowing AIS’s participation in the MUN conference.

Attendance:

Amoateng Kevin                     – Spain on ECOSOC

Amponsah Akua                     – South Africa on the Disarmament Committee

Asiedu Michelle-Irene            – France on ECOSOC

Bertram Dana              – Kuwait on ECOSOC

Despaigne Gabriel                   – South Africa on the Environment Committee

Eku Dede                                – Observer/Reporter

Goli Keith                               – Burundi on the Disarmament Committee

Harms Joshua              – Peru on the General Assembly

Kassaidjian Shanae                 – Norway on the Environment Committee

Larbi Michelle                         – Ukraine on the Disarmament Committee

Obiorah Angel                        – Jordan on the Human Rights Committee

Onukogu Olivia          – Ethiopia on the Human Rights Committee

Osei-Akoto Ama Tutuwaa      – Argentina on the General Assembly

Owusu Phebe                          – Observer/Reporter

Provencal Jael-Grace   – Observer/Reporter

Saka Awuradwoa               – Poland on the Human Rights Committee

Sorgbordjor Julius                   – Germany on the Environment Committee

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Solomon Sackitey

Head of Humanities