Meet La Universidad Central de Venezuela!

by Ryan on April 22, 2011

Earlier this week, I got a chance to meet the Model UN team from La Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV) at the National MUN Conference held at the Sheraton New York. In the video below, we chat about:

  • (0:26) What brings so many students from around the world to NMUN?
  • (1:17) Why is Model UN so popular in Venezuela?
  • (3:14) The team’s meeting with Diego Arria, former Ambassador from Venezuela to the UN, who has been very supportive of Venezuelan youth and Model UN
  • (5:38) What does Model UN mean to the team?
  • (8:28) The team says hello to friends and family back home in Venezuela

And at yesterday’s closing ceremonies (for the Sheraton venue), the team’s preparation and hard work was recognized by the conference — La Universidad Central de Venezuela received an Outstanding Delegation award, the highest award given at National MUN.

La Universidad Central de Venezuela received Outstanding Delegation at this year's NMUN

Congratulations to the UCV delegates and their faculty advisor, Paula Ortiz! Thank you for speaking with me — it was a pleasure meeting everyone!

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  • Peter

    Congratulations to all of the winners. I attended the conference and left very impressed by UCV and the rest of the Outstanding Delegations. The passion shown by UCV was extraordinary. Do you know if the rumor that Florida International won 12 best delegates in 12 committees is in fact true? Please confirm if possible because this seems outlandish.

    • Ryan

      Agreed, UCV’s passion for Model UN is contagious — I could feel it during my interview with them!

      And yes, FIU students were recognized as Best Delegates in 12 committees. The Best Delegates were asked to stand and be recognized during closing ceremonies — and the entire FIU delegation stood up!

  • Paula Ortiz

    Ryan Thank you! It was a great pleasure to meet you! 🙂 Hugs! Thanks for all the support!

    • Ryan

      It was a pleasure meeting you and your delegates, too! And congratulations on your award!

  • Peter


    Thanks for your answer… So the rumor that all of their delegates were voted best delegates by their peers is in fact true? Do you know if this has ever been done before at NMUN? That has got to be some sort of record or something. Winning Outstanding Delegation is one thing, but being recognized as the best by your peers in every committee is difficult to wrap my head around.

    • Ryan

      I don’t know if it’s been done before but it’s certainly an impressive accomplishment!

  • Carmen laguna

    Keep going guys !!! It is a real pleasure to know that the UCV has received an Outstanding Delegation award because you excellent preparation.

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