Canterbury Model United Nations
Returning once again for 2018, Canterbury’s biggest UN Youth event saw over 200 high school students come together for two days of debate and discussion. During the conference, delegates were able to explore a wide range of issues affecting our society, and during the process learnt both about the future of our world and the United Nations’ role in it. All of this was done while being exposed to other politically engaged and like-minded students, in a fun but professional environment unlike any other high school events.
The theme of the conference was UN+EQUIPPED, and explored the various ways in which modern issues in society will impact the world’s political landscape, and by extension how they will impact students on the individual level. At Canterbury Model UN 2018, delegates considered why or why not our political systems should be making a greater effort to be more forward thinking in their approaches to issues that have both immediate and long-term consequences. The conference covered a wide range of topics, including internet dependency, automation, overpopulation, antibiotic resistance, and the utilization of space. These issues were all explored in a multifaceted and engaging conference for the delegates, while also being relatable and fun for those who attend.