North American Invitational Model United Nations (NAIMUN) Liveblog: Delegates and Staff in Action

by KFC on February 19, 2012

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

Other Committees

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

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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!

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