Model UN is an academic team which gives students the opportunity to explore issues facing the world today. The Model UN team takes on the role of diplomats to engage in research, debate, and conflict resolution in an authentic simulation of the United Nations. By utilizing these skills, students will gain a better understanding of the many countries and cultures that make up the world, and how to use diplomacy to develop solutions to real-world problems.
Throughout the year, the Model UN team will attend several conferences, representing a country or countries in which they will work with other teams in a process mirroring those of the actual United Nations.
The FSAPS Model UN team has several competitions scheduled for this school year. This month we will be travelling to Georgia Southern University for a conference on the 13th and 14th, while Centennial High School is hosting a conference on November 21st. Other competitions we are scheduled to attend include trips to both Savannah and New York City in March.
Students represent a number of diverse countries and serve on different councils for each competition. In the upcoming GSU conference, for example, students will represent the nations of Chad, France, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Kenya, and Kuwait and debate issues such as the current Ebola outbreak, ISIS/ISIL, Ukraine, child soldiers, human rights protocols, and the environment, among others. While serving in either the General Assembly, African Union, Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Human Rights Council, or the Security Council.
Upcoming Schedule of Competitions:
Georgia Southern – November 13-14
Centennial High School – November 21
Savannah – March 5-6
New York City – March 25-28