I’ve enjoyed the pleasure and opportunity to serve as a faculty advisor for students participating in the Model United Nations Program at Jiangxi University. The Model United Nations gives students an opportunity to discuss, negotiate and arrive at resolutions to solve real life issues happening today at the United Nations. The topic of the conference recently held here was, “External Debt Sustainability and Development”, which proved to be a very challenging economic topic.
Students first present Position Papers in one day, based on real life positions of their assigned country, then Working Papers the following day, and finally, after negotiating where possible, arriving at presenting a Draft Resolution. All of this is done under the very strict guidelines that are used at the United Nations in terms of language and format. A tremendous learning experience for these international students (and me too!)
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