Advocating for Collective Security through Diplomacy - By Joanna Tasmin (Secondary 4)

September 17, 2016

“Diplomacy is the velvet glove that cloaks the fist of power.”

The United Nations strives to set aside personal differences for the good of our world. Keeping this aim in mind, the steering committee of Singapore School, Pantai Indah Kapuk Model United Nations have prepared laboriously for the conference on Saturday, 17th September 2016. Throughout the day, participants acted as delegates from various countries around the world, deliberating on worldwide security concerns.

Students from SIS Pantai Indah Kapuk, SIS Kelapa Gading, and SIS Bona Vista gathered on a lovely Saturday morning ready to discuss these issues thoroughly and resolve the issues put forward in the conference. Although a majority of the delegates were first-time MUN participants, they were all well-phrased in the Model United Nations’ rules of procedure by the end of the day. It was truly inspiring to see firsthand the uniting of intelligent ideas and voices — every delegate was prepared and well-versed on their country’s position on the issues at hand.

The privilege speakers, who spoke at the beginning of the day, delivered beautifully-written speeches and orated with confidence and composure. Then came the committee sessions, where student chairs and co-chairs led the discussions in each of the three committees, debating productively and resolving numerous problems. At the end of the day, each committee had to write resolutions that required a majority vote to pass. At the end of the committee sessions, there were awards given to outstanding privilege speakers, delegations, and delegates.

Singapore School, Pantai Indah Kapuk’s first Model United Nations event was a success, and the steering committee would like to thank all participants, volunteers, parents, teachers, and everyone in the school community for supporting us.



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