Model UN Takes Three of Five Top Awards
Alma College's three delegations of the Model UN Team took three of the possible five top awards at the Midwest Model UN conference Feb. 23-26 in St. Louis.
Representing El Salavador, Kazakhstan and Malawi, the teams each received "Outstanding Delegation" distinction, the highest possible award, beating out 81 schools in the competition. Alma has now earned 26 of the 60 "outstanding" awards given during the last 12 years of the conference.
In addition, nine Alma students were recognized as "Outstanding Delegates" and five students received honorable mention delegate recognition.
Model UN is an attempt to replicate the real United Nations in a competitive manner. Teams of college students take on identities of countries and delegates from each country meet in committee to propose, discuss and debate topics relevant to issues facing the world community. Once resolutions are completed in committee, they are presented to the Model UN replication of the UN general assembly to be further debated before the assembly votes on resolutions.
Alma now advances to the National Model United Nations conference (NMUN) March 22-26 in New York. The NMUN is the world’s largest university-level simulation of the United Nations. NMUN annually educates more than 3,100 students (50 percent from outside the United States) about the United Nations and other contemporary international issues. The NMUN is a program of the National Collegiate Conference Association (NCCA), a non-governmental organization of the United Nations and a non-profit organization of the United States.
Delegations and Delegates:
The St. Louis conference also recognizes individual performances. The
following students received "outstanding delegate" awards:
The following students received "honorable mention" recognition:
Posted: Wed, March 16th, 2005 at 5:55PM