After participating in the TASIS England Model UN team for three years, Calvin H. has had the honor of being selected to be a judge at the Model International Court of Justice (ICJ).
The Model United Nations (MUN) is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about civics, current events, effective communication, globalization, and multilateral diplomacy. The objective of the MUN is to mimic an actual UN conference with students discussing, negotiating, and debating various world problems such as human rights, war and peace, economic development, disarmament, and youth issues.
Grade 12 student Calvin has been an active member of the TASIS England Model UN team and last year served as the ambassador of the delegation that traveled to The Hague for THIMUN. Impressed by his keen interest and positive contribution to the team, IB and AP Science Teacher and MUN Director Mr. Hughes nominated Calvin to be a judge this year.
Calvin told us, "I joined MUN out of interest and now I truly believe that it's an amazing opportunity for students. I'm so thankful for the community we've made and the opportunities we have and I'm excited to be taking part in the Model ICJ."
Mr. Hughes commented, “At TASIS, the aim of our MUN team is to find realistic solutions to world problems, reflecting our knowledge and perspective of the UN and also the country that we are representing, which changes annually. It’s such a great program; participants research a country, take on roles as diplomats, investigate international issues, debate, ponder, and then develop various solutions to world problems. Along with the preparation and substantial research, students develop their skills in public speaking, debate, writing, critical thinking, collaboration, and leadership.”
Watch this space for more news from Calvin and the MUN Team.