Model United Nations Assembly

Posted on May 25, 2018

Twelve senior students from Macleans College recently attended the Rotary Model United Nations Assembly held at Auckland Girls’ Grammar School from 18 May - 19 May.

Teams from across Auckland and Northland acted as delegates to the United Nations, representing the views of countries they had been assigned in heated debate on recent world issues. The teams were tasked with finding creative solutions for problems such as the European refugee crisis, Africa’s agricultural challenges and breaking down barriers to free trade.

The Macleans’ students represented the countries of France, Syria, Angola and Chile and were able to learn about the difficult decision making processes involved in international relations. The students had to lobby, negotiate and compromise to effectively achieve the goals of their member states by passing resolutions in the United Nations General Assembly.

Mrs Coventry was the teacher in charge for this two-day conference and supported the teams before and during the event. The students are highly grateful for the help rendered by the Half Moon Bay Rotary and Macleans College that enabled them to experience such a marvellous and stimulating conference.

The students involved were Song Kang (Kupe House), Surbhi Gupta (Batten), William Han (Upham), Zi Lin Wang (Rutherford), Rayman Tang (Rutherford), Andy Zhong (Snell), Alaya Naidoo (Te Kanawa), Daniela Romero Mittelstaedt (Snell), Emelia Martin Moses (Hillary), Hayley Xie (Upham), Jessica Gu (Upham) and John Yang (Hillary).