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High School students participate in the Model United Nations

In the academic simulation, students represented delegations from different countries by taking on the roles of diplomats, ministers, or heads of state.

On August 26 and 27, High School students participated in the Model United Nations (MUN) conference. This academic simulation seeks to recreate diplomatic meetings between member countries of the United Nations (UN).


In the event, students represent delegations from different countries by taking on the roles of diplomats, ministers, or heads of state. The entire process is based on the internal rules and regulations of the UN to model its debate structure.


Helena Amado, a senior in Grade 12 and director of the MUN Club, has been participating in the conference for three years. In 2022-23, she collaborated in the MUN as a Chair, or mediator, assisting delegates throughout the debate process.

"The MUN makes us stay tuned to what is happening around us. I like learning new things and developing different skills such as public speaking and differentiated argumentation. My tip for those who want to participate is not to be afraid to speak. Any speech is welcome and will have its role in the debates."

At School of Nations, the conference takes place once a year. Students learn about diplomacy and international relations and develop conflict resolution, negotiation, and public speaking skills through group dynamics and individual projects.


High School Principal, Mr. Henrick Oprea, encourages students to participate and believes the skills they develop at the event will help set them apart from others in the future.

"Students gain a different perspective on current global issues. They learn there is more than a single answer and that many relevant aspects must be considered when discussing complex issues. They learn how to become better listeners and respond to other people's points of view. It teaches young students a lot about the world and its complexity."

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