Saint George School’s Model United Nations (SGSMUN) prepares students to participate in national and international conferences held by Model United Nations in which official United Nations sessions are simulated. These consist of interactive sessions of the main commissions and committees of the United Nations and other regional and international multilateral organisms. Upper School students, known as “Delegates” of an assigned country, elaborate speeches, negotiate with allies and adversaries, develop strategies and resolve conflicts while following the rules of procedure and diplomatic protocols. Before the conference, students execute deep research on the subjects to be considered, and research the external politics of the country they are to represent. The subjects are taken directly from the official United Nation’s agenda and other worldwide news headlines.
Saint George School was one of the pioneer schools to add this program to their extracurricular activities in 2002. SGSMUN has participated in conferences at The Hague, and in Argentina, Washington D.C., and New York. It also participates every year in The International Conference of Latin America, known as CILA (Conferencia Internacional de Las Americas) which takes place in the Dominican Republic. Students who form part of SGSMUN learn to work in pairs and count on each other. SGSMUN opens the mind of the student to what is happening in the real world. They develop speech and research skills, are conscious of current events throughout the world, and are active global citizens who are tolerant, persuasive and true leaders. Above all they learn the importance of working together for a better world.
SGSMUN is a team working together for a brighter tomorrow, starting now.
Ana de Landestoy
Upper School Principal