The Al Hekma International School Model United Nations (AHISMUN) was held on Friday & Saturday 8th & 9th of November 2019 in Al Hekma International school.
More than 250 students from various schools in the kingdom of Bahrain participated in the event. The Chief Guest for the event was H.E. Dr. Mustafa Al Sayed, Secretary General, Royal Charity Organization, and Kingdom of Bahrain.
The Model United Nations is an activity with the goal of furthering understanding about the United Nations, educating participants about world issues and promoting peace and the work of the United Nations through cooperation and diplomacy from the grass root level. The AHISMUN provides an interactive educational experience that teaches in an interesting and enjoyable way about the United Nations. The process affords participants an understanding of how the process of international debate and negotiation that we call diplomacy functions.
The social science department promotes experimental, cooperative and multicultural learning through the Model UN conference held every year. Participating in AHISMUN each year helps students gain a global perspective on world problems, leadership, speaking, writing and teamwork skills they can apply to their future lives. The nature of this active involvement in learning allows students to witness the consequences of their decisions and actions. Beyond the verbal and writing skills students gain, Model UN can contribute to the mental development of students. They can expand both cognitive ability and subject matter tolerance. In practical terms, self confidence of students in having participated in a large group and awareness of political issues will certainly increase.
This year’s theme was Climate change and its impact. It’s well said by Mr. Barack Obama that “No challenge poses a great threat to future generation than climate change” in respect to climate change. The youth of today and their future rests on joining hands to bring solutions to solve this issue and keep their future safe and green.
Students collaborated in thought provoking discussions in various councils (Security Council, General Assembly, WHO, UNEP, UNHRC, Arab League) and brought about good resolutions.
I borrow the quotes of Helen Keller “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” This is true in case of AHISMUN. It was a success due to everyone in Al Hekma International School.