Three Baylor students recently traveled to New York City to participate in the National High School Model United Nations (NHSMUN) March 1-3. The all-star delegation was comprised of 17 delegates and chairs of the 2019 Southeastern High Schools Model United Nations (SHSMUN).
Ridley Browder '20 participated in Specialized Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL) and discussed the topic of Neocolonialism; Jade Liu '20 drafted a comprehensive resolution regarding the situation in Lebanon at the United Nations Peace building Commission (UNPBC); and Erica Wu '21 addressed the rights of the disabled population, especially in developing countries at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR). The event included over 2,000 delegates from around the globe and offered a variety of committees focused on creating the learning environment and therefore lacked the efﬁciency and cohesiveness in debate. As experienced delegates, Baylor students also took up leading roles in forming blocs and drafting resolutions.
The Baylor delegates agreed that the highlight of the trip was the people the chaperones of the trip were also impressed by the inclusiveness and oneness of the group. The all-star delegates come from different schools in Tennessee and Alabama who bonded during the six-day trip, touring the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, roaming around midtown Manhattan, and enjoying aesthetic and delicious cuisines and desserts.