JCU MUN Society Participates in University Conferences across Europe

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The JCU MUN Society

The JCU MUN Society

John Cabot University Model United Nations Society representatives (President Iglika Mancheva and Press Secretary Neal Huddon-Cossar) recently participated in two University conferences in Scotland and Salerno, respectively.
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On October 7th – 11th, Neal Huddon-Cossar participated in the University of Salerno Model United Nations Conference 2013, set in the picturesque seaside city of Salerno in Southern Italy. As the delegate of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the Economic and Social Council, Neal presented the position of Her Majesty’s Government on the two topics that were on the agenda: “Possible Paths to the Eradication of Extreme Poverty” and “Empowerment of Local Communities in Rural Contexts”.

In regards to the poverty question, Neal, or rather the UK, called for trade policies that reconciled free trade with fair trade, and the further liberalization of the national economies of Member States in order to encourage entrepreneurial activity of all citizens. For the issue of rural communities, “the UK” championed the inclusion of universal internet access as a new UN development goal, post-2015.

At the end of the conference, Neal had the honor of receiving the Best Delegate Award!
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On October 18th – 20th, MUN Club President Iglika Mancheva participated in the first Annual SaintMUN conference hosted by the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, UK.

Iglika served as chair to the Security Council, which had the heavy task of drafting a comprehensive resolution on The Prevention of Illicit Trading of Nuclear Material, as well as of addressing the UN Peacekeeping Operations in Mali.

Says Iglika, “The high quality of academic debate, the breathtaking venue, and the flawless organization of the conference accounted for an unforgettable experience.”

Find out more about the Model United Nations Society at JCU!