Model United Nations

Wesley Model United Nations 2011 was a huge success! Two delegations from Beaufort attended the conference, Alex Webb, Lauren Redmond, Mary Meadhbh Park, Aoife Sheridan and Emily Meehan represented Germany and Helen Sweeney , Sarah Ellul, Hazel Larney and Laura Guihen represented Australia. When we arrived on the Friday in our new formal attire we didn’t realise how well organised and arranged it would be. The conference started off with an opening ceremony and we were addressed by Maryam Hossienkhah, a human rights activist who is trying to obtain more rights for women in Iran. We then split up into our committee rooms; I was in the Middle East Committee, a new committee for this year. We discussed three topics including opium trade in Afghanistan and the case of the Kurdish people.
On Saturday we headed up to Wesley again, prepared to solve the world’s most difficult problems. In General Assembly we were shown a video, recorded especially for Wesley MUN. Aung Sang Suu Kyi, pro-democracy leader of Burma, who had been released from house arrest in November of last year recorded a video to tell us how wonderful Model UN is, how it gives a voice to people who have none. This especially meant a lot to the four of us in 5Q who had done our Junior Cert CSPE action project on Aung Sang Suu Kyi. It was definitely the highlight of our weekend.
As always I’d like to thank Wesley, for hosting the conference, my fellow Beaufort delegates and of course our Advisor, Ms Judge. We look forward to taking more years to Wesley MUN next year!!