The Malta Model United Nations Society sent a delegation of six students to participate in the twentieth edition of the prestigious Cambridge University International Model United Nations for the first time. Model United Nations is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and the United Nations agenda. The MaltMUN Society is an independent, internationally-minded organization committed to securing close ties among the most diverse of its members, investing in their personal development and nurturing leadership skills, whilst embracing the spirit of the United Nations throughout.
The Maltese delegation represented Brazil with Cristina Cefai, Head Delegate, in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Naomi Bugre in the Disarmament and International Security Programme (DISEC), Francesca Hili in the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs Committee (SOCHUM), Ruth Bonnici in United Nations High Commissioner for Agencies (UNHCR), Luisa Cassar Pullicino in the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL) and Robert Napier in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). During the Closing Ceremony awards were given to delegates that epitomised the spirit of CUIMUN. Award winners succeed in communicating their objectives, cooperating with other delegates, seeking a consensus, and representing the policy of their country accurately, yet not in detriment of the committee. This year, Robert Napier and Luisa Cassar Pullicino won Commended Delegate Award. Two other delegates won the most coveted Award of Distinguished Delegate, these being Cristina Cefai and Naomi Bugre. The Malta Model United Nations Society also won the Commended Delegation award, a first for the Society.
The MaltMUN Society is highly satisfied with the results achieved at this year’s edition of CUIMUN which demonstrate the Society’s dedication to maintain a high level of debate, leadership skills, and postive portrayal of the Maltese people internationally.
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