28 May 2018
Students debated hot-button issues such as terrorism, nuclear proliferation and child labour at two Model United Nations (MUN) events earlier this year, one in the United States and the other in Singapore.
MUN events simulate the working activities of United Nations committees and give students the opportunity to gain experience in the realm of international relations and diplomacy. Students are assigned to represent different countries and role-play as that country's delegates. Such events are organised and held worldwide and usually hosted by educational institutions.
SIM GE’s team at the HNMUN, which attracted more than 3,000 students from over 70 countries and is the world's oldest and largest tertiary-level MUN event.
A team of 11 SIM GE students attended the Harvard National Model United Nations (HNMUN) in Boston, United States in February. Ten of the students were tasked with representing Croatia, while the remaining student was assigned the Czech Republic.
Closer to home, a separate team from the International Affairs Society (one of close to 80 student clubs at SIM GE) participated in the Nanyang Technological University Model United Nations (NTUMUN) event, also held in February. After three days of intense competition the nine-member team came out on top, the first win at the NTUMUN in SIM GE's history. Members of the team also clinched individual delegate awards and commendations.
The winning team from the SIM GE International Affairs Society representing SIM at the NTU Model United Nations.
Nirupa Sundavarel (first on the left), Priscillia Ketzia (fourth from right) and Wong Shi Hui (second from right) won individual delegate awards.