This week six upper school students participated in their first Model UN conference, along with more than 500 student delegates from around the world.
The theme of this year’s conference was The Future of Education. Gathered in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations, our delegates heard from a variety of speakers, including UNICEF’s Deputy Director, UNICEF’s Associate Director of Gender Equality, and UN Ambassadors from Canada, Portugal, Qatar, and Mexico.
On the final day of the conference, two of our students, along with only six of their peers, were chosen among hundreds of applicants to participate in a student debate on whether education should be private or public. Our students argued that education should be public, focusing on issues of accessibility, equity, regulation, and accountability. The 500 students in attendance selected them as the winners.
We are so proud of these two students and the entire MMFS delegation, who worked hard and demonstrated tremendous commitment to Model UN.