WiMUN XII: Changing the World from Home

On Sunday 27th June, the annual Withington Model United Nations conference took place with 15 other schools participating including, for the first time, one from outside the UK – the Colegio Científico Interamericano IHS Sede Earth in Costa Rica.

This year, for the first time, the Conference was held online and this was reflected in the chosen theme: ‘Changing the World from Home’. This message was echoed and felt by all participants throughout the day as delegates still managed to engage in the same fruitful debate and high level of enjoyment as in previous years.

The Conference was opened by an inspiring talk from the High Sherriff of Manchester and Withington Alumna, Mrs Diane Hawkins, and a warm welcome from the joint Secretary Generals, Safa and Koshiki .

Thanks must go to the organising committee and Year 11 and Sixth Form chairs who ensured the conference was a great success. This group came into school on the Sunday and masterminded the digital conference from there.

A wide range of issues were discussed, including data privacy, women’s rights in Latin America and climate protection, highlighting the aptitude and diversity of all the delegates and of the conference.

Mr Alistair Cumberford, MUN Coordinator