Throughout BASIS International Schools, our teachers provide students a diverse range of learning opportunities outside of the classroom through field trips, clubs, extracurricular activities and events. The recent conferences attended and hosted by our school’s Model United Nations clubs were a huge success and an excellent way for our students to apply their knowledge to real-world issues.

BASIS International School Shenzhen

From March 16th to March 18th, students from different cities gathered for the Southern China International Model United Nations (SCIMUN) conference in Shenzhen. This event gave students the opportunity to participate in simulated diplomatic proceedings and address global issues while promoting international understanding and cooperation.

During this recent conference, students worked tirelessly for over 12 hours a day, engaging in debates and negotiations to find solutions to global issues. They displayed their expertise in diplomacy and negotiation, tackling complex issues and presenting creative solutions. These hardworking students were awarded four awards for their remarkable performance. These were awarded to Kevin Z. with an Honorable Mention in Human Rights Council, Hannah Z. with Most Outstanding Delegate in World Health Organization, Thomas Y. with Best Delegate Human Right Council and Charles X. with Best Delegate in Disarmament Committee.

This is an impressive achievement and a testament to their dedication, hard work, and cooperation. The awards serve as recognition of the student’s accomplishments and highlight the importance of MUN in fostering leadership, critical thinking, and communication skills. This conference was a valuable learning opportunity for all participants, giving them a chance to engage with different cultures and perspectives while developing skills that will serve them well in their future endeavors.

BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour

BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour (BIPH) held its second annual Model United Nations (MUN) Conference on April 14th-16th, led by Secretary General Fiona C. (Grade 12) and Deputy Secretary General Mia W. (Grade 10), and supported by numerous BIPH students, staff members, and teachers.  The school hosted 75 delegates from BIPH, Shenzhen College of International Education (SCIE), ISA Guangzhou Liwan, and Nova Academy in Beijing.  Each committee was chaired by experienced MUN chairs from schools including Vanke Meisha Academy, Nanshan College Preparatory Academy, and Green Oasis School.

The theme of the conference was “Crises on the Margins: Addressing the Unacknowledged Issues in a Troubled World,” and the topics ranged from the illegal exportation of plastic waste to gang violence in Haiti to pandemic preparedness.  Each delegate participated in one of five different committees, in which they discussed the relevant issues, formed blocs to draft resolutions, and finally debated and passed the resolutions.

As delegates at the conference, BIPH students had the opportunity to demonstrate their academic excellence, improve skills such as public speaking and critical thinking, learn more about international diplomacy, and meet outstanding students from other schools.  Additionally, the numerous BIPH students who volunteered to assist in organizing and running the conference gained valuable experience in planning, coordination, and problem management.

Ideally, many of the new delegates will be inspired by their experience at this conference to participate in more MUN events in the future and to maintain an active interest in resolving global problems.  Over the past two years, many MUN conferences in Southern China were forced to be canceled or to move online due to uncertainties around the pandemic.  Having now managed to hold an in-person event for two years in a row, BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour has established a stable tradition that we hope will continue long into the future.

BASIS International School Nanjing

BASIS International School Nanjing Model United Nations Club students successfully participated in the NISMUN II Model of United Nations as members of different committees: WHO, ECOSOC, EC, and UNGA, where they provided various solutions to the given problems. BINJ MUN Club is a platform for global-minded debate and discussion amongst the leaders of tomorrow. Two of our students were awarded in committee meetings. Elena L. was awarded the Certificate of Best Delegate and Dongkeun A. got a Certificate of Honorable Mention at NISMUN.

We are so proud of our schools for the combined accomplishments of Model United Nations Clubs and the value these clubs add to our students’ leadership, critical thinking, and communication skills.

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