Congrats to our Model United Nations Club

Congrats to our Model United Nations Club

...and see you in New York!

 

The LFSF MUN (Model United Nations Club) participated last weekend in the 2021 SFMUN (San Francisco Model United Nations) conference that was in person, at Lowell High School in San Francisco.

Students draft creative solutions to some of the world’s most hard pressing issues building their propensity for teamwork and fostering their leadership skills. This year, they worked in pairs on issues linked to Malaysia, China, Croatia, Niger, Samoa, Jamaica, Singapore and Qatar.

The Club meets weekly, on Tuesday and is run by Roger MULLINS.

Participating Students: Elsa Barakos-Zweifel, Maggie Alfaro-McLaughlin, Sofie Chone, Mia Getz, Madeleine Freeland, Vera Severinova, August Aingworth, Clemence Arnoud, Paul Geneste, Sofia Audi, Alexandre Hoefliger, Hanna Partovi, Rhea Bouzeid, Liv Bussiere Bourdin, Nicolas Fawzi, Lucille Wong-Ryniejski, Alexandra Hechimi.


WHAT IS SFMUN?

San Francisco Model United Nations is an annual two day conference traditionally held in mid-December. As one of the Bay Area’s premier conferences, its location in San Francisco attracts delegates worldwide to participate in a MUN conference made by youth for youth.

As the birthplace of the United Nations, San Francisco plays a critical role in international relations and will always be defined by its rich history. At SFMUN, we aim to bolster student involvement with the United Nations through an innovative conference designed to allow to students to realize and reach their potential. We encourage intellectual curiosity and provide a platform for delegates to strengthen their diplomacy and public speaking abilities. Students are inclined to draft creative solutions to some of the world’s most hard pressing issues building their propensity for teamwork and fostering their leadership skills.

As a conference for both beginners and experienced delegates, SFMUN implores students to engage their competitive vigor while building meaningful relationships with peers. SFMUN 2021 will be in person in December at Lowell High School in San Francisco.

This year, SFMUN was registered to compete in the official United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (The UN Refugee Agency) Model UN Refugee Challenge. Our SFMUN UNHCR Committee will be competing in this challenge, highlighting challenges facing refugees and drafting policy to solve pressing concerns. Outstanding Resolutions will be officially acknowledged by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

San Francisco Model United Nations is an annual two-day conference and is considered one of the Bay Area’s premier conferences. Its location in San Francisco attracts delegates worldwide to participate in a MUN conference made by youth, for youth.


CONFERENCE THEME : THE RESILIENCE OF YOUTH LEADERS

San Francisco Model United Nations has always and will always be a conference for youth, by youth. We strongly believe in the power of youth voices and have a firm conviction that our delegates will be the next generation of politicians, diplomats, and policy makers. SFMUN delegates are passionate and devoted to the world around us, committed to seeing and making change in their communities on the local, national, and international levels.

We’ve especially seen a rise in civic engagement among youth, from self-organized Black Lives Matter protests to COVID-19 awareness efforts and advocacy. In such unprecedented times of our history, we’ve seen our youth take initiative in our polarized world. SFMUN hopes to support and embody the example of our younger generations, so we happily announce our SFMUN 2021-22 theme: “The Resilience of Youth Leaders.” This sentiment can be found across all of our SFMUN committees and we encourage our delegates to critically consider the role of younger generations in proposed solutions.

SFMUN will continue to champion diversity, equity, and inclusion through our themes and conference.


 

A special thank you to Student Life Victor Rivera, and LFSF parent Mr McLaughlin, for chaperoning our students during this event.

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