On Sunday February 12, 16 kids from Berman Hebrew Academy, four kids from Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (CESJDS), and 16 kids from Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School got on a bus and drove five hours to the Hilton Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut, for YUNMUN, the two-day Yeshiva University National Model UN conference.
Model UN is an activity where a student delegates are assigned to represent different countries. Each school is also assigned one or two countries and each delegate is assigned one of these countries based on their committee. Each delegate then writes two position papers, or papers outlining their country’s position on each of their issues. The delegates discuss a variety of world issues, from nuclear disarmament to the Syrian civil war, in an effort to find a solution best suited to their country’s needs while still incorporating the ideas of others.