Girls Gain MUN Delegation Award Back to archive
12th October 2017

Over the weekend, at Wycombe Abbey School eight of our top Upper Fifth Benenden MUNers took part in a two-day MUN conference with a difference. Despite being based in the UK, the so-called WASAMUN Conference used American procedure.

Working in pairs, with much of the most important work taking place outside the main Commission Hall in ‘breakout spaces’, our girls did really well to adapt to a very different process of debate and decision-making. Powerful blocs, shifting alliances and quite a lot of frustration – all, nevertheless, contributed to a very satisfying and enjoyable weekend conference.

With the Commission focused on a question which looked into “issues relating to women in armed conflict” Benenden represented the United Kingdom, Palestine, Egypt and the OIC (which is the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation). As well as different procedures, the other difference in US-style is that multiple resolutions (named often by colours) are debated simultaneously. In the end ‘Platinum’ won through, supported by several Benenden delegations.

WASAMUN was a hugely enjoyable conference for all who went - the icing on the cake for us was recognition at the prize-giving: Highly Commended delegation - Egypt. Congratulations to our girls for achieving this accolade.

Good luck to the girls travelling to King’s Canterbury today (Thursday) for KMUN, especially all those Lower Fifths taking part in their first ever MUN conference!

All the best, too, for all the girls in their final week of preparations for the four-day Royal Russell International MUN conference (RRSIMUN) which starts at the weekend.