A team of 16 High School students participated in a new edition of The Hague Model United Nations (THIMUN), the most important MUN conference for international schools. The 2022 edition, once again virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, involved +1200 delegates in afternoon sessions (from 13:00 to 18:00) compatible with the regular school schedule from January 24 to 28, 2022. China was the country assigned to our ASV delegates.
As a participant student, Luka G. (Grade 11) points out the main return of this MUN event: “It is not only an activity for students who want to debate but people who want to know more about the world,” he says. “It is a great opportunity to discuss topics about modern society,” Lucius V., also in grade 11, adds to this point of view.
Mar F (Grade 10) and Giada C. (Grade 11) participated in two different rooms of the Human Rights Committee. “Our topics were the exploitation of children and freedom of travel and family reunification,” Mar F. says about her group. In the other room, Giada C. had to debate about gender equality and the role of technology in protecting human rights: “You have to defend your delegation’s point of view and many other delegates may speak against your opinion. You can be nervous but that is the way it is,” this student describes.
“Virtual is less exciting but it was a good experience,” Lucius comments. He hopes to travel to The Hague in January 2023 and represent ASV.