ACADEMICS: Harvard Model United Nations Conference for Middle School

Geetika Mekhala
From June 3rd to 6th, 13 Middle School students from Halifax Grammar School participated in HMUN Dubai which is a global Model United Nations Conference hosted by Harvard University. Students listened to the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, who gave a keynote speech as part of the opening ceremony. They then spent 4 days presenting position papers, debating important issues, and collaborating with students from 15 different countries to create resolutions to some of the world’s biggest problems.