As Faculty Advisor for MIS Model United Nations, I am delighted to say that after two exciting, innovative, and constructive weekends, the MIS delegates have successfully participated in this year’s OxfordMUN.
It was great to see every delegate participate in giving speeches, lobbying and merging, writing draft resolutions, asking POIs, and working collectively to think of how they would solve real-world issues. These issues ranged from getting more women in STEM fields, helping secure rights and accessing education for climate refugees, reforming the World Trade Organisation appellate body, and advocating for the rights of minorities.
We saw simulation crisis situations arise in every committee, and some of our delegates even participated in an optional extra crisis situation, and the ingenuity and sharpness of response to the challenges presented were wonderful. These pretend crises ranged from distributing a COVID vaccine, women in the Nobel Prizes, a ‘refugee crisis 2.0’ with flooding in the Sahel and North Africa, Fox News uncovering of a Latvian funding of a persecution campaign, and the WTO look at Trump banning Americans from investing in Chinese firms.
A special congratulations to our delegate Samarth Kanwal, who won Best Delegate of the UNHCR committee as the Delegate of Lebanon!
~Chloe Burns, MIS MUN Faculty Advisor