Capital Region Model United Nations (CAPMUN) is a simulation of the real United Nations, held at the University of Ottawa. This March, students from schools in the Ottawa area and surrounding areas gathered to participate in UN committees, where they took roles as delegates or historical characters to tackle real world issues based on the theme of ‘resilience against adversity.’ Students toured the House of Commons and Senate, then listened to the Ambassadors of Morocco, France, and the Netherlands, as they spoke about freedom of expression and climate change. Students then received some specific training on procedures for their committees. Two AcadeCap students were transported back to 1937, as they became Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai, working with other Joint Crisis Committee members of the ‘Second United Front’ to vanquish the threat of Imperial Japan on China. Our third student represented Nepal on the Human Rights Committee, working with other General Assembly members to craft a working paper securing 2SLGBTQIA+ rights and access to healthcare.
Source:: PSSP & OSSD