Thirty students from Notre Dame High School attended the annual Ohio Model United Nations competition in Columbus, November 27-29th.
These students represented the countries of Vietnam, Iraq, Iran and the United States of America. The students presented their resolutions for their countries, which identified a problem within the country and made a recommendation for a solution to the mock United Nations.
The goal is to come out a small council session and be passed on to General Assembly. Notre Dame had Team USA represent at the General Assembly this year. The students performed very well and received great feedback on their resolutions.
Senior, Aaron Bazler was chosen as an Outstanding Delegate.
Background info on the OMUN Program.
Ohio Model United Nations is a three-day global education simulation experience that allows students in grades 6-12 to learn about the complete operations of the United Nations and its role as the world’s largest international peacekeeping and humanitarian organization. Through the process of role-playing, students become delegates of a selected nation in order to write, present and debate issues affecting the nations and peoples of the world. Additionally, students present culturally based talent, participate in global education contests and debate current issues from the agenda of the United Nations.
Ohio Model United Nations provides students an opportunity to:
- Learn about cultures, governments and peoples of nations throughout the world.
- Use research skills, writing skills and written & oral communications skills.
- Develop critical thinking skills, problem solving skills and evaluative skills.
- Debate current global issues and world problems.
- Practice and use leadership skills in a real life global simulation.
- Understand the need for peace and conflict resolution throughout the world.