| Roman Ruel P Padillo |
CHUNG Hwa Middle School (CHMS) delegates from upper secondary classes convened for a two-day Model United Nations (MUN) Conference, held on September 22-23. Different council meetings and plenary sessions took place at several venues in the school.
The conference was organised by the school’s English Department in line with the core educational thrusts of the school such as to develop students’ maximum potential and make them knowledgeable not only in academics but also about global issues pertaining to economy, society, environment, human rights and world peace and security.
According to the Chairperson of Security, Human Rights, Economic-Social and Environmental Councils, Angeline Cheng, MUN is “an academic simulation of the United Nations where students play the role of delegates from different countries and attempt to solve real world issues using policies and perspectives of their assigned country.”
CHMS Principal Mdm Kho Guik Lan, in her speech, hoped that the event would familiarise the delegates with parliamentary procedures and language of the Model United Nations. The event created opportunities for participants to address critical situations and offered plausible solutions through debates, council meetings and discussions. She also believed that the delegates’ active involvement in such activities would enhance their confidence.
The event concluded with an award presentation ceremony. The Best Resolution Award went to Jason Lee Zse who represented a delegate of Russian Federation and member of UN Environmental Council.
Lim Liang Hong (UN Security Council), Liaw Hui Zoe (UN Environmental Council), Chak Wang Yung (UN Human Rights Council) and Ngu Chee Hong (UN Economic-Social Council) were adjudged Best Delegates.
The Best Delegation Award was bagged by the Republic of Korea represented by Chew Sin Yung, Benedict Chin Wen Leang and Liaw Hui Zoe.
As the conference was a great success, the school administration intends to hold a similar activity in the future.