IB Model United Nations Conference

First year IB students have been conducting research into the causes and implications of a range of on-going conflict zones across Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The aim is to explore the background to some of the world’s worst trouble spots and the often disturbing daily reality of the affected civilians and participants alike. A particular emphasis, of course, is placed on the reaction of the international community, especially the United Nations.

Students explore these wide-ranging and difficult issues in depth, in groups and with maturity and insight. They debate the questions : ‘Why is the conflict happening?’ and ‘What can be done?’

Conflicts addressed have included in the past : the on-going crisis in Israel/Palestine; communal violence in Burma and Sri Lanka; the activities of Boko Haram and Joseph Kony in Nigeria and the Congo, respectively, and the civil war on our doorstep in Ukraine.