Students Staff

13 November 2013

Essex students take part in United Nations simulation

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The University’s Model United Nations Society went to Oxford to take part in a major United Nations simulation last weekend.

Nikolaos, Miquel, Andrej, Yi-Kai.

Nikolaos, Miquel, Andrej, Yi-Kai.

In the simulation, named OxiMun, they took part as delegates representing the Republic of El Salvador at the UN committees of Disarmament and Security, Legal, Organisation of American States, and Social, Cultural, and Humanitarian.

During the three-day conference, the delegates had the opportunity to debate in a formal context, using UN procedure. These conferences provide a good platform to develop debating skills, get comfortable with the working procedures of the UN and other international organisations, as well as develop the necessary contacts for a successful career in them.

The delegates from Essex were: Andrej Nikolovski (second-year International Relations), Nikolaos Triantafyllou (first-year Law), Yi-Kai Lim (first-year modern languages) and Miquel Martinez Pascual (third-year PPE).

Students interested finding out more can get in touch with the University of Essex Model United Nations Society through Facebook or the Student Union’s webpage.

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