Seven JCU Students Win Awards at Model United Nations Conference in Rome

JCU Model United Nations Society

JCU MUN Society at UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization

On October 15, a delegation from the John Cabot University Model United Nations (MUN) Society attended the Rome Conference “ROMUN” at the headquarters of the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization. The conference, which was organized by the Italian Society for International Organizations, was held on the UN’s 70th anniversary. The 500 participants from local and foreign colleges and universities gathered to discuss the UN’s new sustainable development goals. Guest speakers included President Emeritus of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano, US Ambassador John Phillips and President of the Permanent Secretariat of the Nobel Prize Laureates’ Summits Ekaterina Zagladina.

The JCU delegation had to represent 18 different countries and discuss the following issues related to sustainability: urban environments, food security, innovation and social dignity. “I loved interacting with people from all over the world and representing Nigeria at the conference,” said JCU student delegate Tahira Ambreen. The MUN Society received recognition for its efforts as seven of the twelve JCU student delegates received an award. Claudia D’Agostini, Giuseppe Spatafora and Davide Orsitto received awards for “Best Delegate,” JCU MUN Society President Cristian Tracci won the award for “Outstanding Delegate,” and Laura Di Girolamo, Caroline Thomas and Viktor Sobra Delseny were recognized as “Honorable Delegates.” In reflecting on his experience at the conference, Davide Orsitto said, “Not only did I find myself a student delegate representing Israel, but I felt as if I served global youth in its struggle towards a better world. That was beautiful.”