Resolution Passed by ASV Delegation
A group of thirteen ASV students from Grades 10, 11 and 12 participated in The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN), one of the MUN opportunities offered in High School at ASV. The 2021 conference was offered virtually from January 25 to 29 and delegates debated via a videoconference platform instead of travelling to The Hague.
In 2021, the ASV delegation represented New Zealand. A high note was the resolution written by Gaia L. (Grade 11) and Pablo C. (Grade 10) in the Youth and Health Committee and selected for debate amongst hundreds of others. In the end, the committee passed the resolution which dealt with issues related to ‘The use and supervision of digital tools and platforms to respond to a health crisis’. “Our resolution proposes implementing the concept of e-health in all countries, and specifically aims to ensure privacy rights”, Gaia described. “The main solutions we proposed were simple and shorter to get Internet connection in less developed countries. Most of all require help from NGOs and the World Health Organization and focus on informing young people of how important e-health is in times of crisis,” said about the resolution.
THIMUN is one of the world’s most prestigious Model United Nations conferences where over 3,000 students from around the world meet to debate and find consensus on the world’s most pressing issues. The 2021 edition started on Monday and finished on Friday at 18:00. The first day included preparatory meetings and lobbying for all participants. Beginning on Tuesday, each delegation had its own schedule depending on the assigned committee.
Interested students and families may learn more about THIMUN at their online newsletter ‘Munity’. Students in Middle and High School have received updates regarding additional MUN opportunities for the rest of the academic year.