School snaps: Model UN Conference at Nexus

Photo Credit: Nexus International School Malaysia

It is incredible to contemplate, in hindsight, what a team of 17 learners can achieve over six months of sweat and toil. On the 4th of March, the third annual session of NISPMUN took off, welcoming 207 delegates for a total of around 230 people from all over the country to a three-day conference that has become the hallmark of Model United Nations at Nexus.

The opening  ceremony, symbolised by the memorable aesthetics which marked the conference, was kicked off by inspiring addresses from both Nexus’s Principal and its Head of Secondary. The atmosphere of academic discourse was palpable as one strolled between the seven committees packed with delegates in suits and dresses, discussing global issues which affected the lives of others. Debate in the Security Council was particularly heated given the high calibre of the participants arrayed  around the conference room, with 13 pairs of eyes scrutinising the speaker carefully whenever a speech was being given.

Here is an account from the youngest Nexus delegate at NISPMUN, Muhammad Ilmam from Year 6: “At NISPMUN I learned a lot about Austria and other countries too, as well as the many topics we debated. The best part was that I made lots of new friends and learned from them. I even felt like I was in a real conference. I hope to do this again next time we do another conference.”

This post was originally published in The Expat Magazine (May 2016) which is available online or in print via a free subscription.

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