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Working towards a sustainable world at Cambridge Model United Nations 2020

Published on 10/03/20

From 6-8 March, Stephen Perse hosted the 3rd Cambridge Model United Nations (CamMUN) which focused its debate on 'working towards a sustainable world'.

With over 240 delegates from 6 different countries including Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and Israel the focus was on sustainability. With this topic in mind, committee groups such as the World Health organisation (WHO), Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change (IPCC), Disarmament and the Human Rights committee debated various resolutions around this important topic. All of the discussions challenged the students to consider real-world issues and to try and come up with new and innovative solutions to some of the biggest crises the world is facing today.

The opening ceremony included an address from Stephen Perse Principal Tricia Kelleher, and the keynote speaker was Munish Datta, one of the school Governors but also a Senior Associate, business coach, faculty member & tutor at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. Mr Datta spoke to the delegates on the strain that we are putting on the planet and how we can look to be more sustainable.

The social event on Saturday evening allowed the delegates some down time and to get to know each other in a more informal setting.  It was encouraging to see international friendships develop and to hear so many languages being spoken within the school.

In all, a very successful event firmly establishing Stephen Perse on the MUN calendar.  Congratulations and well done to our exceptionally well organised and hard-working student secretariat, the Year 13s who have spent the last year organising the event and to staff for their additional help.