St. Andrew’s International Model United Nations.

St. Andrew’s International Model United Nations.

During the Easter break students from the Institute travelled to the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire to take part the St. Andrew’s International Model United Nations.

16 students were tasked with representing the views of the countries of Saudi Arabia, North Korea and Estonia on a variety of topics. For four days debates abounded over issues of disarmament, space exploration, terrorism and surveillance. The students researched their countries and strove to pass resolutions that matched their assigned country’s interests.

The event served as a great opportunity for the students to understand the worldview of a variety of nations and sample the diplomatic and administrative processes that foster stability and unity at an international level.

The event had its own student run press team. The Institute’s own Dara Moody (5th year) joined the team adding his skill with photography to the reportage.

The students showed great enthusiasm, passing several resolutions, and did the school proud.
The student delegates were Niamh Ring (5th), Brian Crehan (5th), Orla Morton (5th), Molly Whelan (Ambassador for Saudi Arabia, 4th), Hannah Keating (5th), Mark Hanrahan (5th), Eoin Leonard (5th), Cormac Kavanagh (Ambassador for North Korea, 5th), Angie Parisi-Ploumpi (4th), Wura Arisekola (5th), Eorann Burns (5th), Elizabeth Hayes (Ambassador for Estonia, 5th), Suleman Khan (4th), Aoife Stack (5th), Louise Farren (5th) and Jack Masding (5th).

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