NAIMUN featured strong substantive debate
Many high school readers on our website considered the North American Invitational Model United Nations (NAIMUN) to be the “high school championship” this year with over 3,000 delegates including some of the most competitive Model UN teams in the country and around the world. We did some inside analysis of how committees are developed in previous articles, and how here’s now the committees looked like. Check it out!
Here are photos of delegates in action — or should we say, competing for the high school championship? Like usual, we take photos of delegates that are active in leading committee.
Social, Cultural, Humanitarian (SOCHUM)
The SOCHUM dais smiles for the camera
The United Kingdom (Dalton School) had just made a speech and is excited to gain support for her ideas during unmoderated caucus.
Spain (Wyomissing Area Jr/Sr High School) makes a motion in SOCHUM
SOCHUM delegates caucus in large groups
Cambodia (Radnor High School) speaks with another delegate during unmoderated caucus
France (Mira Costa High School) -- the delegate on the left -- shows a laminate of her key points to potential allies
Kyrgyzstan (Henrico High School) debates with other delegates during unmoderated caucus in SOCHUM
China (Horace Mann School) leads her bloc during unmoderated caucus
Turkey (West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South) also leads her bloc during unmoderated caucus
Special, Political, and Decolonization (SPECPOL)
Deputy Undersecretary-General of General Assemblies Theresa Lou congratulates SPECPOL for hitting their fundraising target for Charity:Water
The very awesome SPECPOL dais
Sweden (University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy) makes a speech in SPECPOL
Peru (Mira Costa High School) explains her key points in SPECPOL
China (Horace Mann School) gets the committee smiling over his country's policies in SPECPOL
The Grameen Bank is part of the NGO program which has its delegates go around different committees to lobby for support on their initiatives. Here they speak with SPECPOL
World Health Organization
Peru (Mira Costa High School) writes down the collaborative ideas of her caucus bloc
Meanwhile, Peru's co-delegate (Mira Costa High School) debates with other delegates elsewhere in WHO
Delegates discuss potential solutions during unmoderated caucus in WHO
China (Horace Mann School) discusses her idea with her caucus bloc in WHO
Egypt (Radnor High School) lobbies for support from two of her peers in WHO
France (Mira Costa High School) tries to lobby for leadership of a huge bloc in WHO
Delegates in the same caucus bloc share ideas during unmoderated caucus in WHO
Moldova (Brien McMahon High School), China (Horace Mann School), and Nigeria (Strathcona Tweedsmuir School) work on a resolution together in WHO
Sixth Committee – Legal
Delegates write their draft resolution together in 6th Legal
The Bahamas (Millburn High School) explains his ideas during unmoderated caucus in 6th Legal
China (Horace Mann School) leads his caucus bloc in 6th Legal
US National Security Council 2002
Chair Dane Shikman listens closely to the delegates' comments in the US National Security Council
The Secretary of Treasury speaks in the US National Security Council
The Director of Central Intelligence speaks in the US National Security Council
Egyptian Interim Government
A delegate speaks in the Egyptian Interim Government
A delegate makes his arguments in the Egyptian Interim Government
A delegate speaks during moderated caucus in the Egyptian Interim Government
A delegate tries to convince his peers to support his arguments in the Egyptian Interim Government
Delegates make a speech in Weimar Germany. Many speeches early in the debate focused on which allies Germany should learn toward for a sustainable future.
Best Delegate's Ryan Villanueva speaks with a student who wanted to learn more about our Model UN Summer Camps.
One of the best things about working on Best Delegate and about Model UN in general is seeing friends at all the different conferences. This delegate from Gunn High School is one of the delegates I interviewed during my first-ever liveblog at Best Delegate and happened to be the first delegate I ran into at NAIMUN.
Turkey (West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South) leads his caucus bloc in the NPT Review
Delegates listen to a speech in the League of Arab States
The Georgetown crisis staff hard at work
Cabinet members listen to the latest crisis update in the North Korean cabinet
Delegates work overtime on their draft resolution
Director of Business Rachel Carandang sells the popular NAIMUN apparel to delegates
Head Delegates Reception
NAIMUN had a reception for Head Delegates. It’s the first reception of this kind that I’ve seen on the high school circuit and I thought it was a great idea for head delegates to meet each other as well as some of the NAIMUN leadership.
Princeton High School's leaders are enjoying the Head Delegate Reception
Head Delegates from The Canterbury School and the Holton-Arms School meet with Best Delegate founder Ryan Villanueva
Latin America connection: delegates from the TASIS School of Dorado (Puerto Rico) and the Anglo-Colombian School (Colombia) meet with each other during the Head Delegates Reception
Deputy Undersecretary-General of Cabinets Samantha Lin speaks with delegates during the Head Delegates Reception
Deputy Undersecretary-General of Councils, Summits, and Courts Peter Brigham listens to a delegate's question during the Head Delegates Reception
Undersecretary-General of Cabinets Michelle Kwon speaks with delegates during the Head Delegates Reception
Secretary-General Taylor Wettach briefs his Undersecretaries-General
Secretary-General Taylor Wettach speaks during the faculty advisor's meeting
Congrats to all the delegates and staff at NAIMUN on a successful conference!