Model UN at Highgate Wood School
At Model UN, students take on the role of ambassadors for a particular country and then debate in one or two day conferences around an agreed topic. Their goal is to resolve global problems using the structures and formal debating procedures of the UN. Highgate Wood School has built up an enviable reputation since we were first involved with the project in 2005 and our students regular winning the ‘Best Delegation’ and other awards whenever we participate.
During the 2018-19 academic year we had a break from our regular Model UN conference to host a special event with the Ishami Foundation, marking the 25th anniversary of the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda, but the usual North London Model UN conference returns to Highgate Wood School in 2020, and will involve several other schools and numerous students. Formal participation now includes students from Years 8, 9, 10, 11 and sixth form.
In November 2019 our students participated in a practice conference that coincided with Chai Day on theme of Gender Based Violence. This gave them the opportunity to train for the main conference in the spring. It was an inspirational day, showing the amazing talents of our young people as they explored and debated issues of justice, discrimination, prejudice and global politics. Some of this was captured in our gallery.
Our spring conference happened on 29th February 2020 and involved 10 other schools and over 200 student delegates. Click here for details.
We are now working on plans for a summer 2021 Model UN Conference – with a theme on Gender Based Violence and Gender Discrimination. This will be a virtual conference and more information will be published about this very shortly. We invite all schools who wish to participate to sign up now. Please use the form below.