By Leila Rocha
The United Nations was founded in 1945. According to their website, “it remains the one place on Earth where all the world’s nations can gather together, discuss common problems, and find shared solutions that benefit all of humanity.” The United Nations has 193 member states including the US.
The United Nations’ accomplishments include helping rebuild Europe after WWII, protected human rights, deployed peacemakers, made a “sustainable development agenda”, and sought to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained.” More recently, the United Nations provided “humanitarian assistance to 3.4 million people in Ukraine.”
Similar to the 193 nations that make up the United Nations, the Model United Nations “is a simulation of the UN General Assembly and its other multilateral bodies where students perform an ambassador role while debating topics such as gender equality, climate action, global health, and more.”
The Model United Nations is a great way to feel involved in solving global issues. According to the BHS website, the MUN club meets every other Wednesday at lunch in Mr.Coyne’s room (H-201).