Best Delegate readers have gotten a behind-the-scenes preview of NAIMUN over the past month (check out the kickoff and parts 1, 2, 3, and 4) and now, KFC and I are both here to provide in-depth coverage of the conference. The Secretariat has been very open about how they organize this conference, and our goal this weekend is to make this liveblog different by identifying best practices in organizing large high school Model UN conferences and also sharing lessons learned.
Check out video and pictures below of tonight’s opening ceremonies!
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Over 3,000 delegates from 22 countries are at NAIMUN
Henry M. Gunn High School from Palo Alto, California
Princeton High School from Princeton, NJ
Arun Avva, Chief Executive Officer of the Georgetown International Relations Association, kicked off opening ceremonies
Secretary-General Taylor Wettach looks at Executive Director Caitlin Pharo
Executive Director Caitlin Pharo speaks at opening ceremonies
The keynote speaker talked about the Arab Spring and Iran’s influence in the Middle East