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Model UN: Chicago 2017
Model UN: Chicago 2017

This week grade 11 and 12 students returned from Chicago where they participated in the 14th Annual Chicago International Model United Nations (CIMUN). Most of the students played the role of delegates representing Costa Rica in both present day and historical (1948) large committees such as ECOSOC, HGA, GA, and UNESCO. Others participated in smaller committees such as United Nations Trusteeship Council, and International Press Delegation.

Meanwhile, two of the students had the opportunity to participate as Ministers in the historical cabinets of the USSR and Israel. Delegates worked tirelessly to find diplomatic solutions to problems such as the Palestinian refugee crisis (1948), ending narcotic distribution (1948), journalist safety (2017), the North Korean conflict (2017) and many other conflicts and situations that the UN is facing today and in 1948.

After all the hard work that the delegates faced at the conference, the team got to enjoy fun activities such as ice skating, the Shedd Aquarium, the Art Institute, and Christmas shopping. Students had the wonderful opportunity, not only to experience the city of Chicago but to participate in an international conference where they got to interact with students from all around the world to debate issues that affect people worldwide.