Model United Nations

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Model United Nations Conference - UVUMUNC

 

Model United Nations is a simulation of the UN General Assembly and its other multilateral bodies where students perform an ambassador role while debating topics such as gender equality, climate action, global health, and more.  

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29 January 2022

 

Model UN Conference - 2020

Utah Valley University hosted its first ever Model United Nations Conference for Utah High Schools on February 1, 2020. We were honored to have as our Opening Plenary keynote speaker, Mr. Felipe Queipo, Communications Officer, Civil Society Unit, Department of Global Communications, United Nations.  Model UN is a simulation of the UN General Assembly and its other multilateral bodies (i.e. World Health Organization, Economic and Social Council, and Security Council,) where students perform an ambassador role while debating topics such as global health, climate action, the refuge crisis, gender equality, and more. UVU has had several of its students from the Model UN class participate in regional competitions. During this conference, these university students offered their talents and skills to mentoring the next generation of debaters and negotiators. A total of 5 schools, 106 high school students and 10 UVU student volunteers participated in the UVU Model UN conference. In preparation, students researched their country’s policy on each of the issue topics. Many submitted policy papers outlining their country’s position to receive a “Superior Excellence” distinction on their participation certificates.

Participating High Schools: 

Brighton – Cottonwood Hights

Best Delegation Award 

Brighton HS

Timpview - Provo
Timpview  
Dr. Baldomero Lago, UVU Chief International Office

Baldomero Lago

 

 

 Hillcrest - Midvale

Hillcrest HS

 

UN Committee Topics: 

Economic and Social Council 

  1. Assisting Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in Non-camp Settings 
  2. Ensuring Meaningful Progress Towards the Sustainable Development Goals 

General Assembly 

  1. Freedom of Information and the Role of the Media in the Digital Age 
  2. Applying the Responsibility to Protect Doctrine 

World Health Organization 

  1. Addressing Pandemics and Other Global and Regional Health Crises 
  2. Strengthening Implementation of the Health-related Sustainable Development Goals  

Security Council – topic was assigned at time of conference 

 

 

 Nuames  - Layton

Nuames HS

Weber - Pleasant View

Weber HS

Felipe Queipo, Communications Officer, Civil Society Unit, Department of Global Communications, United Nations.

Felipe Queipo 

UN Committees 

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UN Committee - General Assembly

UN security council

UN Committee - Security Council

Economic

UN Committee - Economic Council

WHO

UN Committee -  World Health Organization