The Yeshiva University National Model United Nations (YUNMUN)
The goal of a Model United Nations committee is to pass resolutions that will resolve the global issues being debated. The goal of each delegate is to have his or her country's interests and objectives reflected in the resolutions. Prior to the event, delegates meet weekly with their team to draft position papers and prepare arguments. The annual YUNMUN conference takes place every February in Stamford, CT.
The 2019 Model UN Experience - by Dylan Makani
From February 10th -12th, eight North Shore student delegates spent three days discussing and debating some of the world’s most pressing issues. Model United Nations is hosted by Yeshiva University, and is also known as YUNMUN. Mrs. Malkie Goldschmidt is the club advisor and thoroughly enjoys challenging and preparing the NSHAHS delegates for this awesome experience. These lucky students worked with their peers to come up with resolutions from the perspective of the countries that they represented. This year, North Shore was chosen to represent Saudi Arabia in the United Nations. The delegates expressed their points of view eloquently and with great poise, collaborating with students from 48 other schools to come up with resolutions to world crisis.
Each of our students participated in different committees, ranging from Humans Rights, to the World Health Organization, to the Counter Terrorism Committee. Many delegates found the wide range of topics in their committees a great opportunity to broaden their knowledge on the world as a whole. Noah Sonnenklar, in his first year at YUNMUN, worked on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space committee and stated: "YUNMUN was a really transformative experience. Although it was my first year, I loved engaging in meaningful debate and discussion with with delegates from all the world”.
Although the delegates are selected, all who want to join this eye-opening club may do so in the role of "researcher". This important job helps the delegates prepare for the event with factual investigation, research of controversial topics, and learning how the actual UN is dealing with these issues. North Shore is proud of the hard work of their participating students, and hopes for even better turnout next year! Scroll down to check out the photos from the event!
This year at YUNMUN xviii, at the Stamford Plaza Hotel in Stamford Connecticut, the NSHAHS delegation had the challenge of representing Palestine in their committees. They passed resolutions on topics ranging from zika to police brutality. Take a look at the gallery photos below for a view into their experience.
Ben Baruch, ICC
Halli Fein, UNICEF
Anna Glasman, UNHRC
Sophie Goldman , DISEC
Andrew Gottlieb, MES
Scott Mayer, UNESCO
Eden Schneck, WHO
Marc Siegelman, COPOUS