Randolph College’s Model United Nations team continued its winning tradition at the annual National Model United Nations (NMUN) conference, April 17-21 in New York City. Randolph took home an Honorable Mention for Delegation Performance, the fifth year in a row the college delegation was among the award winners.
The conference brought together more than 5,000 students from more than 300 colleges and universities from around the world to find common solutions to the world’s global problems. Randolph’s delegation represented Senegal at the 2011 conference.
While in New York, the students met with Randolph-Macon Woman’s College alumnae at the home of Katherine Brown ’76.
The NMUN conference originated in 1923 as a simulation of the League of Nations. The NMUN adopted its present form in 1946 after the creation of the United Nations. The conference is the largest and one of the most prestigious collegiate Model United Nations programs in the world. It is the world’s largest, university-level UN simulation.
The experience offers a unique opportunity for students to better understand the inner workings of the United Nations while building skills in diplomacy and compromise. College students from all over the world work to propose and pass resolutions addressing regional conflicts, peacekeeping, human rights, women and children, economic and social development, and the environment. NMUN is a forum in which to discuss global concerns in a context that closely parallels the real world.
The NMUN is sponsored by the National Collegiate Conference Association (NCCA), a 501(c)3 non-profit, educational corporation, and is also a non-governmental organization associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information.
First Committee (GA1): Ryan Woloshin and Chiamaka Asinugo
Second Committee (GA2): Edwina Gyamfi and Luisa Bautista
Third Committee (GA3): Caitlin Field and Tamara Trombetta
Human Rights Council (HRC): Lis Chacón and Zoubir Chenini
ECOSOC Department Commission on the Status of Women (CSW): Ja’el Daniely and Jaskirat Chhatwal
Department of Specialized Agencies, Programs and Funds World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO): Youssef Elkei and Kim Do
Department of Intergovernmental Organizations African Development Bank (AfDB): Samantha Romero and Lien Pham
Peace and Security Department Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference (NPT): Sergio Rodriguez and Aisha West