Model UN attended the 2017 National MUN Conference

This Spring Quarter, The Cal Poly Political Science Department's Model UN team attended the 2017 National Model United Nations Conference in New York City.

Tasked with representing their assigned county, Sudan, in various committees, students engaged and debated other MUN teams over a range of issues. Committee topics covered nuclear disarmament, sustainable development, and human rights to name a few. After hashing out the details and particulars of simulated global politics, students then attended their final committee meeting at the United Nations General Assembly. There, they discussed all the resolutions that had been drafted over the week and voted on them in the very chamber where actual UN delegates cover the same issues. The MUN team was also lucky enough to meet the real Sudanese delegation to the UN on the UN campus. MUN helps students to learn and practice public speaking, negotiation, writing, and time management in a realistic setting. Such opportunities embody the University motto of Learn by Doing!

 

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