EMUN 2024

EMUN 2024

Published on 16 February 2024 at 12:00 - Modified the 30 March 2024 at 10:50

International School of Monaco Model United Nations

“Sustainable development goal n.16 ‘Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions’ – Never has a goal been more relevant than in today’s world of conflict”.  This was the opening phrase spoken by the director of International School of Monaco, Mr Bryan.  On the 15th and 16th February ISM hosted the 8th edition of Model United Nations.

120 delegates from 6 different schools participated in this year’s MUN. The Chair stated that being a delegate was the “best personal development”.  She also stressed the importance of taking risks and asking questions during the conference, a conference aimed at constructing a better future through raising awareness of global issues.  Today’s delegates are the future and hold the power for the trajectory of the world.

The guest speaker was Nicolas Ryter from Monaco Aide and Presence who illustrated with practical examples some of the work linked to the committees being represented at the conference.  In terms of Humanitarian Aid the association has established a hospital for the Nomadic population in Mali.  In Nepal it has helped build sustainable waste facilities in the Himalayas in order to preserve the natural environment for the indigenous population and in India it has set up facilities to provide food and medical help to families with HIV, who would otherwise be excluded from society.  

The Secretary General concluded the opening ceremony with the words “think of sustainable solutions for the future generations” and that the delegates were global citizens.


The debates that took place over two days included much discussion of topics ranging from “Promoting good governance and anti-corruption measures” to “Transboundary Water Resource Management for Peace” and the delegates bonded with activities such as charades, a few “weddings” and dancing to the macarena.

The closing ceremony saw the above resolutions debated and passed by majority vote.  Two of our twenty delegates received honourable mentions for their participation during the conference and we add our congratulations both to these two delegates: Ivan Mishin (3.3) and Federico Marini (3.2).  We also congratulate all our students (past and present!) who participated in the conference on their commitment and performance.

 In the words of Kofi Annan “More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny.   We can master it only if we face it together.  And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations.”