STCMUN is back! After two arduous years of online conferences, most meetings have returned to being face-to-face. We are proud to present the many thrilling activities we have in store for you!
Model United Nations is a simulation of the United Nations for students to expand their knowledge of current affairs and develop worthwhile public speaking and critical thinking skills. where each student represents a country and attempts to solve pressing global issues from the perspective of their designated country. MUN provides a stepping stone for students to explore areas they are interested in or haven’t even thought about before. And fortunately, you don’t have to be a seasoned debater or public speaker to join. This makes it a perfect opportunity to sign up!
In addition to the resumption of face-to-face conferences, one of our upcoming ideas includes the reinstatement of the Junior Model United Nations (JMUN). The JMUN program would bring “younger students into the MUN environment, encouraging them to develop confidence and critical thinking skills,” said Marcus Lam (12X2), Junior Liaison Officer of the STCMUN delegation. Essentially, Y7 to 8s will be given a taste of the parliamentary procedures present in MUN conferences. Students will get the chance to familiarize themselves with the MUN experiences, policies, and global relationships between countries. Students will also be given a valuable opportunity to enrich their public speaking, debating, and critical thinking skills.
“I decided to join MUN to become more [accustomed] to internal and diplomatic issues,” Marcus recounts, “MUN provides opportunities to practice research, public speaking, teamwork, negotiating, and writing skills in a safe [and] structured environment.” Hopefully, it will inspire students to apply for a role in the delegation.
“Any student with an open mind and willingness to learn will flourish into [a] confident delegate,” states Edward Zhang (12X2), Deputy Head Delegate of the STCMUN delegation. “Although MUN may seem daunting at first, [but] don’t forget that there is a leadership team there to support you in your endeavours,” assures Edward. So if you have any questions, remember to contact any of the leadership team members.
“We hope that all students can join us in these fun-filled events and represent our school internationally”, recounts Edward.
Furthermore, we are exhilarated to meet new delegates embarking on their MUN journey.
Journalist: Samantha Law
Editor: Katherine Xu