Model UN Garners Two Top Awards, Honorable Mention
Alma College's three delegations of the Model UN Team received two Outstanding Delegation awards and an Honorable Mention distinction at the Midwest Model UN Conference Feb. 22-25 in St. Louis.
Delegations representing Bhutan and Chad each received Outstanding Delegation distinction, the highest possible award, and the Belize delegation received Honorable Mention. Alma competed against 77 delegations from colleges and universities throughout the Midwest for five of the top awards. Alma has now earned 28 of the 65 "outstanding" awards given during the last 13 years of the conference.
In addition, four Alma students were recognized as "Outstanding Delegates" and four 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) April 11-15 in New York. The NMUN is the world’s largest university-level simulation of the United Nations. NMUN annually educates more than 3,200 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: Mon, March 6th, 2006 at 3:04PM