Model UN Participates in National Conference

default article imageThis past week, from April 1 to April 5, the Monmouth University Model United Nations Team, as organized by Global Service Project, participated in the National Model United Nations Conference in New York City. This is the largest international Model UN conference in the world and is sponsored by the National Collegiate Conference Association. The conference was host to approximately five thousand students from the United States and numerous countries from abroad. The Monmouth team represented the delegations from Luxembourg in such committees as the General Assembly (1st, 2nd and 3rd), UNICEF, the Rio Summit on Sustainable Development, and the Arms Trade Treaty as well as the delegation from Portugal on the Security Council.

Of the fourteen members of the Monmouth team, four members Aziz Saifuddin Mama, Katelyn Nawoyski, Matthew Donald Sangster and Miriam Peguero were honored with the award for Outstanding Delegation, the highest award that an individual delegate may receive at the conference. The Monmouth team is planning on participating in at least two conferences next year, in Pennsylvania and New York City. The team will potentially also participate in one of the overseas conferences. Any students (ALL majors welcome!) interested in participating in Model UN should contact club advisor Dr. Thomas Lamatsch (tlamatsc@monmouth.edu) or the club President Aziz Saifuddin Mama (s0711896@monmouth.edu).