Model UN Returns from Harvard

By Jeramie L Bizzle

The Triton College Model United Nations (MUN) attended the Harvard Model United Nations simulation in Boston Massachusetts. Over 3,300 students attended the simulation from 37 countries around the world. The event occurred at the downtown Boston Park Plaza Hotel where the students enjoyed a tour of Harvard University, as well as a quick side trip to visit the Kennedy School of Government

. The Triton MUN team consisted of Selidji Azogan, and Bobby Zinsou, Romeo Rakistaba, Mohammed Bekkour. Advisers for the group are Bill Decker and Dr. Elizabeth Collins. In the simulation they represented the West African nation of Sierra Leone. Mohammed Bekkour, a new team member, stepped up to work on the Press Corps. He wrote articles for the UK based paper, The Sun. in his article, he reported that, “The present team thanks them for the experience and can’t wait to return next year.”

In a recent interview with the team, the team says that the trip, as well as the experience, was fun. The simulation gave them an idea of what it’s like to participate in a United Nations setting, Aside from the simulation; they made friends from other countries who they still communicate with. “I met a friend who is from France and we still talk,” says Mohammad. The team also agreed that this experience taught them leadership that they can carry with them throughout their lives.

“It was really amazing and I learned a lot. I learned how to debate and use leadership skills. I want to thank the school for the experience. I want to do it again.” says Selidji.

For those who are not aware of what the United Nations do, they provide a space and a forum in which nations can gather together to address problems that has an impact on the all the countries, thus allowing representatives of those countries to express their views to help solved the situation. Some of the addressed issues includes how to fight the Aids epidemic, hunger and children (UNICEF). For those who may be interested in learning more about MUN, contact advisers Bill Decker at bdecker@triton.edu and Dr Collins at ecollins@triton.edu for an interview. Although the group is done until next year, you can get a jump start on what to prepare for.

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