|The CPB MUN Team continues to go from strength to strength having just returned from the prestigious Yale Model United Nations Conference (YMUN) with four honorable mention awards and one coveted best delegate prize. Our team of 15 students demonstrated that their tireless effort to prepare for the conference delivered exceptional results with every single one of them giving an outstanding performance.
The 44th edition of YMUN saw more than 1800 delegates from every inhabitable continent meet for four days of intense debate and diplomacy regarding the most pressing issues of our day. In addition to the sessions of formal debate the team also enjoyed `Yale Day´, a morning of lectures, seminars and cultural events led by world renowned Yale Professors and academics. Our students took full advantage of this experience, attending lectures on a variety of topics ranging from the work of the US Aid Food Program to the impact of totalitarian thought.
Tired, but still hungry for more experiences, the team continued on to New York where we visited the United Nations Headquarters and other sites of interest and learning. Whilst at the UN we were honored with the opportunity to have a question and answer session with Gerardo Talavera, the Second Secretary of the Peru Mission to the United Nations Security Council, who discussed the role of Peru within the United Nations and the career path of diplomat. The team did find time, however, to fit in some fun, with a session of late-night ice-skating and some shopping along 5th Avenue, as well as a whistle-stop night tour of New York.
Our first ever trip as a delegation to an international MUN Conference could not have gone better. We grew together as a team and learnt a great deal, in particular we learnt that through commitment, effort and team-work the CPB MUN Team can compete at the highest levels of international competition.
MUN Faculty Advisor