Model United Nations
Marlborough College Malaysia has offered an exciting new activity this year to its pupils, known as Model United Nations (MUN). Open to Senior School pupils aged 14+, pupils are asked to be representative delegates of countries in a simulated United Nations debate. Each pupil is also allocated to a committee such as Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) or Disarmament Committee (DISEC), and they research global topics that range from the abuse of foreign labourers to post war reconstruction.
Recently, sixteen delegates from MCM took part in the Taylor’s College MUN (TAYMUN) in Subang Jaya. Pupils were nervous with anticipation for their first conference, but handled themselves superbly with courage and conviction in their respective fields. The three-day conference was attended by some three hundred pupils across Malaysia, and saw pupils discussing topics such as the informal market economy, democracy in education, nuclear energy and land mines. It was a fantastic opportunity for pupils to meet and socialise with others and learn from their peers. Moreover, they came away from the event with greater confidence in their public speaking ability and with renewed enthusiasm for joining other such MUN conferences.
We are proud to celebrate the achievements of our Senior School pupils taking part in MUN this term, and would like to congratulate Zayd Azman (Hundred, Munawir Hill) for winning a prize for ‘Best Delegate’ at TAYMUN.