Model United Nations News
The Hague and Blackrock College
The Hague MUN
2018 was the 50th Anniversary Session of The Hague MUN (THIMUN). The theme for the conference this year was “Building Civil Society through Education”.
40 students and 4 teachers from St Andrew's College participated in THIMUN from Friday, 26 January to Friday, 2 February. This year we represented the USA, Liberia and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The USA is a very prestigious country assignment and reflects the high regard in which St Andrew’s College is perceived in the MUN. The UNFPA is a UN organisation and is the lead UN agency with the goal of delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.
We had one Student Officer (Committee Chair) - Emma Fogarty, two students on the Press team - Hannah Moran and Shane Hynes and one student on the ICJ (International Court of Justice) - Hugh Given.
The trip commenced with a cultural visit to Amsterdam.
There are no awards presented at this conference but all students represented themselves and their school at a very high level.
Click here for some photographs.
Blackrock College MUN
The Blackrock College MUN took place on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 February. 24 Transition Year students from St Andrew’s College participated in the event. Four Distinguished Delegates were awarded to Adam Kelly and Emma Barry representing Angola; Hanna Kerby representing Ethiopia and Oscar Doyle representing the USA.