Doha College hosts largest MUN conference yet
Doha College, one of the oldest international schools in Qatar, has a long tradition of hosting nation-wide MUN conferences open to all secondary schools that teach or offer MUN as an extracurricular activity. It’s twelfth edition was the largest so far, bringing together over 600 students from 24 schools across Qatar.
Model United Nations, also known as MUN, is an educational simulation in which students learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. It involves and teaches participants public speaking, debating, and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities, while allowing them to develop a deeper understanding of current world issues.
The theme of this year’s edition was “Learning From Our Mistakes,” which provided ample study material from throughout history, and at the same time, was relevant to each participant. The conference was graced with the presence of illustrious keynote speakers, namely Professor Anthony Grayling, globally celebrated philosopher and author, HE Mr Ajay Sharma, UK Ambassador to Qatar, and Leah Harding, journalist for Al Jazeera English.
The conference had students debating on 38 issues ranging from “Addressing the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar” to “The issue of health culpability between consumers and products” and “Addressing the issue of maritime piracy in Africa.” It was a substantial project that took months of preparation not only from the MUN delegates but also from large teams of younger students, who assisted with administrative and logistic support.
To hear more about the conference directly from the students who helped organise it, watch the video they produced.
To view photographs from the closing ceremony, click/tap here.
Al Jazeera Academy
Al Khor International School
Al Maha Academy for Boys
Aspire Academy - Doha
Birla Public School
Compass International School
Doha British School
Dukhan English School
DPS - Modern Indian School
English Modern School
The Gulf English School
International School of London - Qatar
Masaieed International School
Newton British Academy
Noor Al Khaleej International School
Park House English School
Qatar Academy Doha
Qatar International School
SEK International School
Swiss International School of Qatar
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