UNK student from Falls City
Students from the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s Model UN chapter recently attended the Midwest Model United Nations Conference in St. Louis.
Each year the Model UN at UNK participates in a national conference somewhere in the United States. Last year they attended the American Model United Nations Conference in Chicago. During these conferences, the students represent a country, submit position papers and write resolutions for the evaluation and universal acceptance of other participating Model UN teams.
“Students perform their roles as diplomats and get hands-on experience in the essentials of world diplomacy,” said Dearra Johnson, UNK Model UN president.
Model UN is a student organization working to provide further understanding of the United Nations and contemporary global and domestic issues. Model UN focuses on combining educational quality with highly realistic simulations of the United Nations to provide an unparalleled learning experience, according to Johnson.
The mission of Model UN has three components. The organization helps students develop an opinion toward the United Nations and the role of international organizations as a mechanism of communication between member states, stimulates members comprehension of interdependence and globalization today as worldwide forces and simulates meetings of United Nations activities through role playing.
This year’s Model UN participants are listed below:
Dearra Johnson Falls City President
Kathleen Parish Omaha Secretary
Lyndsey Clewell Lincoln Vice-President
Josh Tolliver-Humpal Omaha
Tyler Anderson Wayne
Josh Dethlefsen Sutherland