The Best High School Model UN Teams 2011-2012: Best International Delegations

by KFC on April 17, 2012

The Lyceum School from Pakistan was one of several international delegations that performed well at major North American conferences this year.

While we were developing our rankings for the Best High School Model UN Teams in North America, we wanted to take note and recognize several teams from outside North America. This list is not meant to be a ranking of the best teams in the world — there are plenty of good teams that participate at prestigious conferences outside of North America  — but rather an honor roll of international teams that did exceptionally well at some of the most competitive conferences in North America this year.

For those who are new to our rankings-related articles, please read the methodology article first where we clarify in the article our purpose for doing rankings, our philosophy that drives what we value in the rankings, and our methodology. We used the same methodology to identify these teams and decided to go with a natural cut-off of the following 11 delegations so far.

With that said, here are the Best International Delegations! For those who follow awards results on both the college and high school circuits, you’ll notice that many of these teams come from what the Western world thinks of as “developing” countries — the rising political and economic powers of today are preparing their top students to become future leaders of the world.

 

The Best High School Model UN Teams 2011-2012: Best International Delegations (alphabetical order):

Academia Merici (Venezuela)

  • Placed in the top 15 delegations overall at Harvard HMUN

American School of Brasilia (Brazil)

  • Won Best International Delegation at U.Penn ILMUNC

Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) (Singapore)

  • Won Outstanding Small Delegation at Princeton PMUNC

Aspaen Gimnasio (Colombia)

  • Won Outstanding International Delegation at Nationals NHSMUN

Instituto Andes (Venezuela)

  • Won Outstanding International Delegation at Nationals NHSMUN

Lyceum School (Pakistan)

  • Placed in the top 10 delegations overall at Harvard HMUN

Maidstone Grammar School & The Skinner’s School (United Kingdom)

  • Placed in the top 10 delegations overall at Harvard HMUN

Mallya Aditi International School (India)

  • Placed in the top 10 delegations overall at Harvard HMUN

Nigerian Secondary Schools (Nigeria)

  • Won Outstanding International Delegation at Nationals NHSMUN

South Africa High Schools (South Africa)

  • Won Outstanding Small Delegation at Cornell CMUNC

The Cathedral and John Connon School (India)

  • Won Best International Delegation at Harvard HMUN; placed in the top 5 overall

We also wanted to take note of three very large delegations that had many individual award winners or holistically had significant influence at the conference(s) they attended: Associazione Diplomatici (Italy), United Network (Italy), and WEMUN Delegation (China).

Results are through April 1, 2012. Final rankings will be released in June after all conferences have taken place. Congratulations to all the teams so far!

Also, check out the North American top 26-50top 51-100 and the top 101-150!

  • http://twitter.com/mlin_ANye Alex Nye

    The delegates from Maidstone Grammar School & The Skinner’s School so far have been some of the nicest and most diplomatic international delegates that I’ve met in my MUN experience. Out of all of the delegates in UNHCR at HMUN 2012 I must say that the Skinner’s delegates were some of the best models of what the idealized UN delegate should be, prizing educational experience and country policy above the stiff competition that dominates HMUN, but still holding their own while in the same committee as such giants as Oceanside and UChicago Lab.

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