2018 Cal Poly Model United Nations Students Travel to New York and LA

New York Model UN

The Cal Poly Model United Nations team traveled to New York City over Spring break to participate in the National Model United Nations conference. Students represented Sierra Leone and worked on issues such as the impact of pollution on marine life, the eradication of nuclear weapons, and protecting against cyber warfare.
The students enjoyed exploring some of New York’s most popular tourist destinations, such as Central Park, Brooklyn, and Greenwich Village. They also enjoyed a traditional African meal in Harlem. On the last day of the conference the students were able to attend a committee session at the United Nations headquarters, as well as hearing the Singaporean ambassador to the UN speak at closing ceremonies. This year’s delegation won the first award in Cal Poly Model UN history, honorable mention delegation.



The Cal Poly Model United Nations team spent a weekend in Hollywood participating in UCLA’s 13th annual Model UN conference. Students represented a variety of countries on a multitude of topics. These included Saudi Arabia on the topic of protecting Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, a state councilor of China on the topic of the One Belt, One Road Initiative, and South Africa on the topic of artificial intelligence and humanitarian aid. The students enjoyed exploring Universal City Walk as well as local Hollywood sites. Students were privileged to hear Karen Richardson, who previously served as a state policy advisor for former President Obama, and currently works in the leadership of the Time’s Up movement, speak at LAMUN’s opening ceremonies.


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