Model UN conference comes to Mildura

Back for the second year, students today participated in a Model UN conference to tackle the global humanitarian crisis of asylum seekers and refugees. Students from Mildura Senior College, St Joseph’s College, Merbein P-10 College and Mildura Christian College adopted a country and considered the impact for asylum seekers and refugees globally.

La Trobe University's Outreach program brought the Model UN conference back for another year to Mildura students. Students from years 10 - 12 came together today to debate the ever-challenging topic of Asylum Seekers and Refugees: A Global Humanitarian Crisis.

Student and delegates had the opportunity to present their position statements, debate the resolutions and express the different views of each country team. The conference also taught students how a moderated and unmoderated caucus works and amendments to the clauses of the resolution to be voted upon.

In conjunction with our local schools, the United Nations Association of Australia (Victorian Division) is instrumental in the running of the day, giving the students a great UN experience and exploring areas and interest in global politics.

Year 10 student Connie from Merbein P-10 College said the day was fun and interactive.

"I really enjoyed it.  It's very different to anything else we've ever done before!"

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Ashlee Ryan, Advisor, Marketing & Engagement  
T03 5051 4069 a.ryan2@latrobe.edu.au

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