Forty-seven students from Cayman International, St. Ignatius and Triple C schools participated in CIS’s second Cayman Islands Model United Nations Conference to discuss topics on international relations.

Model UN is an educational simulation or academic competition where students can learn about diplomacy, international relations and the United Nations.

The Cayman conference, organized by Cayman CIS Model UN team and sponsor Sarah Dyer, saw students eager to share their experiences from previous international MUN conferences they had attended. The Cayman conference will help prepare students for the Chicago International Model United Nations conference in December.

Growth of the event has prompted the CIS team to expand to include two committees, the General Assembly and the World Health Organization, as well as a press delegation.

The committees discussed ways in which they plan to implement policies and regulations in order to achieve goals in the topics of educational access, legal and de facto equality, zero hunger and neglected tropical diseases.

This will be the fifth time the students are attending the conference in Chicago.

The Cayman International School team of students in grades 9 and 12 will represent Nigeria as their primary country at the conference. The team secured a seat on the Security Council and also the International Court of Justice. They also have seats in the Russian and Serbian Cabinets.

The Cayman International School team encourages other schools to become familiar with Model United Nations so that they will have the opportunity to expand their skills in researching, public speaking, debating and writing, critical thinking, teamwork and leadership.

All local schools are invited to send students to the next local MUN conference in 2017, “CAYMUN III.”

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