Students Shine at International Model United Nations Conference

Last week, 13 7th and 8th grade CRS students journeyed to New York City to take part in the International Model United Nations Conference and represented the country of Singapore on six different committees. Congratulations to all students who participated, and to the five CRS students who earned Honorable Mentions for their participation on the UNESCO and IAEA committees. Approximately 1,700 students from more than 80 schools from around the world participated in the conference, and this year marks the 10th year that CRS has attended. 

The Model United Nations program provides an opportunity for students to dig deeply into geopolitical issues, different cultures and perspectives, as well as strong research and public speaking skills. Topics for this year's conference included: Illegal Antiquities Trade; Nuclear Technologies for Developing Societies; Manager Cyber Security; Cholera Crisis; Adjusting Agricultural Techniques to Climate Change; Prevention Security Measures After Chemical Weapons Attacks. During their time in New York, students also toured the United Nations, and the Closing Ceremonies took place in the General Assembly Hall at the UN.