MCKL MUN Conference 2016

15 Jul 2016

 

mcklmun1The Model United Nations (MUN) club of Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL) was formed in 2012 as a platform for acquainting students with how the UN functions and to gain experience in resolving global issues through diplomacy.  

To that end, the club organised its third Annual MCKLMUN Conference on the 15th of July 2016, bringing together participants from various schools and institutions for the opportunity to gain experience in the process of promoting a better and more peaceful world. The theme for this year’s conference was Redemption, and focuses on the need for forgiveness and the acceptance of the human potential to succeed after facing failure in a world filled with war, poverty, human rights violations, pollution and climate change.

 

Tan Sri Razali Ismail was the Guest of Honour during the Opening Ceremony. He is a notable and distinguished Malaysian diplomat, having served in various positions in the Malaysian Diplomatic Service, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the actual United Nations (UN). He has also been actively involved in various government-linked and non-government organisations for a variety of issues such as development, sustainability, human rights and environmentalism to the present day. As part of the Opening Ceremony, he delivered an inspiring speech to encourage attendees to make the most of their chances to make the world a better place.

 

The MCKLMUN stretched from 3.00pm all the way to 9.00pm, and featured a number of committee sessions in which participants from various councils could simulate UN negotiations on a variety of topics, such as refugee crises, media censorship and information brokering. Each session was filled with lively debate tempered by an undercurrent of solemnity, as befitting such serious issues.

 

A total of roughly 150 students and participants came for the conference, and we hope that they learnt a great deal from the experience and will go on to make a positive difference in the word.

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