Over 350 high school students from the Bay State, New England and Bermuda came together on Friday May 13th at Northeastern University to take part in the Regional Model UN Conference put on by UNA-GB and affectionately known as RMUN! You can check out some of the on-site photos and updates if you search #UNAGBRMUN on Twitter and you can see more photos from the conference here.
Student delegates debating Sports for Peace and Food Security in the UNESCO committee were treated to a surprise visit from a pillar of the business and civic community here in Boston and one of President Obama’s US representatives to the United Nations, Carol Fulp. Fulp also was the 2011 Leadership Award recipient at UNA-GB’s 2011 Consuls Ball (see photo below and more photos of the Ball here).
Ms. Fulp discussed the global importance of the role of sports international development strategies and gender equality. Students were given an insider’s view of the vetting process that Ms. Fulp underwent before her confirmation was made official by Congress and stressed the importance of transparency and ethics to the group of teens, many of whom are aspiring diplomats themselves.
The Conference was a great success, with all committees submitting impressive resolutions! Our world is in good hands with these future leaders!