The Clayton State University Model United Nations Team had a strong showing and earned two awards at the annual National Model United Nations (NMUN) conference held in early April.
The six-member team, accompanies by faculty advisor, Dr. Karen Young, visited the United Nations in New York to compete with hundreds of student delegates from around the world.
Clayton State’s Model UN team represented the country of Grenada and presented original research as distinguished delegates on the following committees: General Assembly First (GA1), General Assembly Second (GA2), General Assembly Third (GA3), High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), and the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA).
Clayton State won two awards; the first to Rose Pollion who won for Outstanding Position Paper in the General Assembly First Committee, a delegation totaling approximately 400 student delegates from all over the world. The second award was presented to the entire delegation in the form of an Honorable Mention for their successful participation in simulating at the conference.
The mission of the NMUN conference is to “positively affect the lives of participants and prepare them to be better global citizens through quality educational experiences that emphasize collaboration and cooperative resolution of conflict.
The conference offers an experiential learning program that provides students with a better understanding of the inner workings of the UN, a forum to build and hone skills in diplomacy, negotiation, critical thinking, compromise, public speaking, writing, and research, and to propose resolutions addressing regional conflicts, peacekeeping, human rights, women and children, economic and social development, and the environment.
This year’s conference theme, “Growing Together- Growing United” brought together more than 5,000 delegates from six continents.”