SAMUN conferences

SAMUN conferences

Published on 12 April 2024 at 12:00 - Modified the 23 April 2024 at 22:03


Congratulations to all the 4eme SI students who participated in the SAMUN conference!

This conference was held for the first time in 2017 and has continued and grown allowing students to debate political and economic issues.  This year’s issues included diverse subjects such as “International cooperation on preventing illicit cross-border trafficking and movement”, “Promoting sustainable electric vehicles production and recycling” and “Addressing Gender-Based Violence and Discrimination”.

The chair opened the ceremony with the words of President Truman, who in 1945 said: ‘I earnestly appeal to each and every one of you to rise above personal interests and adhere to those lofty principles which benefit all mankind. You are to be the architects of a better world. In your hands rests our future.’  

The Chair stressed the importance of discussion and debate to promote knowledge and understanding, thereby empowering young delegates to be creative in resolving global issues. John F. Kennedy was quoted, “Our problems are man-made; therefore, they may be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.”

Article 1 of the United Nations Charter states a commitment:  “To maintain international peace and security, and to that end: to take effective collective measures for the prevention and removal of threats to the peace, and for the suppression of acts of aggression or other breaches of the peace, and to bring about by peaceful means, and in conformity with the principles of justice and international law, adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations which might lead to a breach of the peace.”  The speaker stressed the failure of some nations to adhere to this principle but there was hope for the future and further stated that learning to fruitfully debate contributes to that hope.

The delegates then spent a day within their committees: Security Council, Political, Human Rights, Environment and EcoSoc, debating and formulating resolutions for the global issues under discussion.

The resolutions were then debated and voted upon in the General Assembly and we wish to congratulate Carolina Abboud, Nathan Le Graverend and Elisa Serra for their positive contributions. 

The Closing Ceremony followed and congratulations go to Victoria D’Ursel for the Best Resolution from the EcoSoc committee.  Honourable Mentions for their contribution to the debating throughout the conference also went to Hugo Barret, Political and Elisa Serra, Human Rights, well done!