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Model UN club plans for the future

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Last year's Model UN at a conference.

Last year's Model UN at a conference.

Emma Andreas

Emma Andreas

Last year's Model UN at a conference.

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In Model United Nations, or more commonly referred to as Model UN, members face the same challenges and questions that the United Nations examines on a daily basis. Students are assigned one country to represent, and they must debate foreign policy and global issues while keeping their country’s best interests in mind. They then compete at a conference that includes other Model UN clubs in Fairfax County. Members do not technically compete for first place at conferences, but the leaders of the conference hand out awards for exceptional writing, diplomacy and speech.

The students speak at the conference, but before that, they need to learn how to write in the proper way.

“Right now the officers are teaching all of the new members the general flow of the conference and how to write a position/resolution paper,” junior Emma Andreas, the newly elected Co-Under Secretary General, said.      

When the students share their resolutions at the conference, they essentially earn a grade on how well the paper or resolution is written and how accurately they answer the hypothetical problem.

“Every meeting we go over current world events and news so our members are aware of what’s going on in the world,” Andreas said.

Currently,  the Model UN club is planning to go to the annual Thomas A. Edison Model UN conference in December. To adequately prepare for the conference, they will practice their writing and public speaking.

For more information, stop by room 2408.

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