Global Issues are Tackled by Student UN Delegates
10 Apr 2017
An emergency resolution triggered by the crisis in Syria was discussed by students at Ashby School's annual meeting of its Model United Nations Security Council.
Eighteen Year 12 students took part in a day of debate and discussion, taking on the roles of 15 member states of the UN.
As well as the Syrian crisis, there were also draft resolutions relating to the arms trade and to environmentally friendly energy solutions.
In an unprecedented occurence, Russia vetoed two resolutions.
Teacher Farnoosh Shahrokhshahi, who organises the event, said: "The students represented their countries in a professional and realistic manner. Discussions were of a very high standard.
"The Security Council meeting helps students to understand the relationship between governments and the workings of international politics by being in role all day."
The event was held at Ashfield Healthcare's UK headquarters, which are based in Ashby.
Mr Shahrokhshahi said: "We are very grateful to Ashfield for their continued support over the years and for agreeing to let us use their fabulous facilities."
Click on the links below to read examples of position statements written by students representing UN countries: