Preparing students to tackle real-time issues

The three-day Model United Nations conference witnessed participation from 350 delegates

By Author  |  Published: 13th Aug 2019  9:55 pm
LIFE SKILLS

DRS International School received affiliation yet again from the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan (UNIC) after its 7th Model United Nations Conference, DRSMUN2K19. This is the third year in a row that the conference received the recognition.

The three-day conference saw more than 350 students in attendance from 25 schools representing nearly 80 countries in eight different committees. The run up to DRSMUN2K19 included pre-conference training that equipped delegates with advocacy skills as well as opportunities to practice mediation, negotiation, arbitration and lobbying.

Under the leadership of secretary general Krishna Kyathi, a eleventh standard student from the school, the conference witnessed delegates skillfully tackle challenging real-world issues such as healthcare measures for refugees and migrants, socio-economic instabilities in the Middle East, the formation of new international borders, international interventions in regional civil wars, etc.

“As an inclusive conference, DRSMUN2K19 is a strong springboard for all participants, regardless of their previous MUN experience,” said AK Agarwal, MD, DRS International School.Janet Fanaian, president, DRSMUN2K19, stressed the need for young student voices to continue to empower themselves by ‘practicing civilised diplomacy through negotiation’.

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