MHS students learn global relations at Model United Nations conference
Posted on 05/01/2015

Fifty-eight students from McMinnville High School participated in the annual Model United Nations conference in Eugene in April. Throughout the year students study current global issues. At the Model U.N. conference, they represent a country. Their participation includes studying the perspective of the country that they represent in this mock U.N. At the conference, committees work together to come up with resolutions to a variety of issues.

The conference fosters global citizenship and addresses current world issues related to regional conflicts, peacekeeping, human rights, economics, and the environment. The program strives to provide students with a thorough understanding of the inner workings of the United Nations. This year there were nearly 1,500 students in attendance from 143 schools in Oregon and southern Washington.