Rathdown Model United Nations 2016

Rathdown MUN 2016

Curbs to the illegal arms trades, crises oil spills, endangered animal trade and sustainable energy were just some of the topics debated by students from the Institute at the Model United Nations held in Rathdown School on November 18th.

Divided over three delegations representing Pakistan, Chile and Guatemala, 15 of our students debated some of the world’s most pressing international issues throughout the day. The students wrote their own resolutions and launched themselves into spirited discussion, arguing for amendments to ensure their countries interests.

The Model United Nations is a great opportunity for students to gain an understanding of the issues that affect the world and also gives them a chance to see these issues from a variety of perspectives. For anyone interested in developing a more robust understanding of the mechanics of international decision making Model United Nations serve as a great platform to do so. A particular congratulations is due to 5th year student Gwen McArdle who received a distinguished delegate award for her excellent contribution to the event.

Students: Thomas Moore (5th), Yewande Adeyale (4th), Kate Havenga (5th), Tim Cheung (5th), Caitlin Young (4th), Edward Donovan (5th), Mark Smyth (6th), Eoin Leonard (6th), Diana Young, (5th) Alice O’Gorman (5th), Nick Oguntuase (4th), Angie Parisi-Ploumpi (5th), Shuhan Yan (5th), Aisling O’Brien (5th), Gwen McArdle (5th) and Molly Whelan (5th).