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Mount Union Students Participate in Model United Nations

March 1, 2005

 

The Mount Union College Model United Nations team competed in the Midwestern Model United Nations conference in St. Louis on February 23-26.

 

 

The conference simulated the United Nations and consisted of eight different committees dealing with diverse topics including the role of natural resources in fueling armed conflict, eradicating extreme poverty and the plight of economic and environmental refugees.' Over 50 schools from all over the United States participated, representing 80 countries in the conference.

Nine students from Mount Union represented Bangladesh, a country located in southern Asia.' The country was represented on all the General Assembly Committees, the Economic and Social Council and on the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. Sophomore Caroline Han from Vietnam received honorable mention for her work on the Economic and Social Council.

This conference follows the organization's participation in the American Model United Nations conference in Chicago in November.' In the November conference, Mount Union's Model United Nations team represented three countries Iceland, Slovenia and Luxemburg with 20 students participating.

Since the founding of the Model United Nations at Mount Union, the club has grown dramatically, not only in membership but in the number and caliber of conferences students get to attend and in the opportunities it offers students.' The organization has many plans for the future including a return to New York for a special training session that includes a trip to the real United Nations and competitions in Chicago, Cleveland and New York.

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