Humphrey School Hosts Model UN High School Conference

The spring Model United Nations High School State Conference met at the Humphrey School Thursday. Some 300 students in grades 7-12 participated in classroom and simulation activities on promoting access to renewable and sustainable energy and poverty reduction. As delegates representing countries from the UN's 193 member states, they simulated the United Nations General Assembly in debating, drafting, and passing resolutions while working together to solve these pressing world issues.

More on this from Brandon Gorringe: http://www.unamn.org/blog.  Photo from Brandon Gorringe.

Humphrey School's Sherry Gray welcomed the group to the School and introduced the panel of experts: MPP student Ashfaqul Haq Chowdhury who spoke about renewable energy innovation and international collaboration, with a focus on the case of Bangladesh; Humphrey International Fellow Mirette Bahgat who spoke refugee policies and child protection with a focus on the case of Egypt, and especially Egypt's role as a transit country for refugees; and Humphrey International Fellow
Esmatullah Sahebdil who spoke about resettlement issues facing countries dealing with both refugees abroad and displaced persons internally, with a focus on Afghanistan.

Humphrey School's Pepe Wonosikou, program associate in the International Fellows and Scholars Program (IFS) coordindated the School's role in this event and worked with volunteers and staff of United Nations Association of Minnesota on the program.

Humphrey School thanks IFS volunteer Brandon Gorringe for assisting throughout the event.

For more information about this program, please visit: http://www.unamn.org/model-un.html













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