Model United Nations Assembly 2022

Posted on August 04, 2022

Ten senior students from Macleans College recently attended the Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA), run by the Rotary Club at Auckland Girls’ Grammar School.

Over 300 students from Auckland and Northland participated, representing 100 countries from Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, and Africa.

The students debated over remits and amendments to substantial and relevant global issues, which included the aid and relocation of Ukrainian refugees across Europe, equitable distribution of and education around COVID vaccines, promotion of renewable energy sources, and ending the conflict in Yemen.

Over the course of two days, delegates from Macleans College learnt how to lobby, negotiate, and engage in impromptu political debates in order to achieve their nations’ respective goals and objectives. Regional discussions and a final impromptu debate proved to be exciting opportunities for a realistic simulation and critical analysis of how countries in the United Nations negotiate and interact with one another in the present day political climate.

The students involved were Shafquat Tabeeb (Mansfield House), Eric Deng (Mansfield), Allan Han (Batten) representing Mali; Shivani Samanthula (Mansfield), Vian Shah (Snell), Mushfiqur Khan (Mansfield), Wei Tian Teo (Rutherford) representing The Bahamas; Wayne Gao (Snell), Karylle Soriano (Batten), and Benson Jin (Mansfield) representing Andorra.

Thank you to Mrs Coventry for helping to organise the logistics of this event.