Model United Nations are held around the world to teach high school and university students about international problems and about how the United Nations attempts to solve these problems.
For 11 years, students in Mr. Card’s 12th grade Honors Politics class at Keio Academy of New York have participated in a Model United Nations held in New York City. On May 18 and 19, 24 students from Keio Academy of New York attended the 2012 Model United Nations, together with about 2,400 high school students from around the world. Our students, who represented Argentina and Laos, made speeches and helped to negotiate solutions to such problems as the effects of atomic radiation, overfishing on the world’s oceans, creating a new global arms trade treaty, the abuse of women in refugee camps, global food marketing, conflict between India and Pakistan, and the proper use of multilingual language instruction. The Model UN’s closing ceremonies were held in the General Assembly at United Nations Headquarters. Our students performed very well during this intense, two-day event and we are very proud of them!