Our students took part in the annual THIMUN Singapore Model United Nations Conference in the last week of November.
Eighteen students attended from TBS, representing Jamaica and Cameroon in a variety of committees ranging from Environmental and Economic, to Human Rights, to Legal and Finance and many in between.
It was a tremendous success, with students doing a magnificent job fighting the corner of nations that do not often have significant influence on the international scene. The Conference saw our delegates lobbying, arguing with, and persuading others to back resolutions on a number of highly relevant issues.
Our delegation was involved in passing the resolutions on the following topics:
- The peaceful use of nuclear energy and a framework for a new deal on nuclear power for Iran.
- Providing opportunities for people who would otherwise turn to piracy such as education and employment to ensure maritime safety.
- Improving conditions and healthcare for migrant workers.
- Using education to reduce the consumption of unhealthy foods.
- Reduction of plastics in order to save maritime habitats.
- Improving infrastructure to withstand natural disasters.
- The economic impact of technology on the workforce.
- Human rights in the digital age.
- Improving access to HIV/AIDS treatment and information.
- The impact of climate change: urban areas dealing with extreme weather.
All students involved had a wonderful time and we are all very much looking forward to the next Conference.
TBS’s Model United Nations Club will resume in January with an expanded scope, and will be open to all students in Secondary.