Ten students from the MUN (Model United Nations) club traveled to Agra, India to participate in the WIMUN 2016 conference held by WFUNA (World Federation of United Nations Associations). Students attended simulated United Nations conferences in which they had to represent a specific country and defend its views on a variety of topics. The end product was to reach consensus among nations and come up with a resolution that proposed solutions to issues on a national and international basis. IC delegates represented Egypt, Sweden and Spain in committees addressing topics such as the Syrian crisis, women, peacekeeping, and the environment.
Seven out of the ten students received awards for diplomacy and position paper writing skills. In addition, IC received a trophy for winning the best delegation award out of several delegations from many countries such as Russia, Korea, China, Pakistan, Kuwait, and India.
The students also were pleased to experience Indian culture, and visit the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the modern world. -Karen Adallah and Maher Abdel Samad (grade 11)