THIMUN 2019 Report

A group of twelve KKG students have recently returned from a visit to the Netherlands where they took part in The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN). This student conference is one of the largest and most venerable of its kind in the world and this year was attended by over 3200 students from 200 schools representing over 100 nationalities. The event has been a regular feature in the KKG MUN programme since 2003.

Once more the KKG delegates, drawing on their experience from our MUN programme, were able to perform to the high standard that is now expected of them. Prior to departure, they had spent months researching a range of topics including Human Rights in Yemen, the risks to jobs posed by Artificial Intelligence and strengthening the role of the International Criminal Court in ending impunity. As the week progressed, students grew in confidence, rising to speak many times to support or oppose resolutions, to posit points of information or to propose amendment clauses. Each returned home with a sharper image of the world around them and the role that the future demands of them.

 

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Closing Ceremony

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Questioning the speaker

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KKGMUN alumni

As is now often the case, this trip was enhanced by a visit from KKGMUN alumni who travelled to meet and advise the students over an informal dinner during the week. This year ex-KKG students from Sophia, Keio and Waseda universities travelled from exchange programmes in the Netherlands, Italy and Spain to share information and reminisce about the school. We are forever grateful to former students who offer their time in this way. They remain still very much a part of the school and our international programmes and this year contributed to a wholly successful and satisfying trip.

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Questioning the speaker

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Questioning the speaker

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Kumon represented Angola