School snaps: 2016 BSKL MUN Conference

On 4th – 6th November, The British School of Kuala Lumpur (BSKL) hosted the 2016 Modern United Nations (MUN) conference, which was attended by students across the city to discuss and debate current global peace and security, human rights, and sustainable development issues.

The secondary theatre became the United Nations headquarters, with students acting as committee members and taking on the role of countries or political figures to address and debate the current global issues. The MUN, which is a not-forprofit organisation established in the US, was set up to teach students about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations, as well as more specific skills such as researching, public-speaking, and debating.

BSKL run their own MUN program which prepares students to become future world leaders and gives them the chance to learn about different countries, foreign policies, and most importantly to think critically about issues from multiple perspectives, including those different than their own.

Students from Years 7 – 11 are encouraged to become MUN committee members and meet regularly to discuss global topics and viewpoints. BSKL believe their extracurricular programs such as this programme go towards students becoming model global citizens of tomorrow.

This article was originally published in The Expat magazine (January 2017) which is available online or in print via a free subscription.

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