YEL-Club: TOMUN 2017

From the 28th September to the 1st October, our YEL-Club members participated in the Model United Nations conference in Toruń, Poland. Ten students from Lycée Michel-Rodange, who were accompanied by one of their teachers, Patrick Brücher, tested their political knowledge and their debating skills against fellow students from Slovakia, Ukraine, Sweden, Hungary, Germany and Poland.

ToMUN is a simulation of the real United Nations. Over the course of three days, our delegates from Luxembourg, who represented various member states, worked hard to solve world problems by writing resolutions in specified committees. As a preparation to the conference and during their time in Toruń, the students were able to raise awareness about current global issues as well as training their debating, language and decision-making skills.

The main topic of this year’s conference ‘Hope for Democracy’, dealt with urgent political issues leading many modern democracies to a time of crisis. If there is one thing to take away from ToMUN 2017 and the engaged contributions of its participants, it is the rekindled hope that democratic values are safe and sound in the hands of our European youth.

In that regard, ToMUN was not only about formal meetings and debates, it was also about the informal aspects of this amazing conference, the social experience, the exchange of ideas and perspectives, the friendly competition and most of all the bonding between amazing people from different countries and cultures.

Our congratulations go to all our delegates from Luxembourg, three of whom were recognized as ‘best delegates’ in their respective committees. But none of this would have been possible without their outstanding engagement as a team and their excellent discipline. In order of accomplished participation:

  • Miguel Ghzal (Best Delegate) – GA4: Special Political and Decolonisation, South Africa
  • Noé Weyland (Best Delegate) – Human Rights Council, United Arab Emirates
  • Alessandro Orellana (Best Delegate) – Special conference on Hope for Democracy, United Arab Emirates
  • Carmela Nebriaga – GA1: Disarmament and International Security, United Arab Emirates
  • Kai Thiry – GA1: Disarmament and International Security, South Africa
  • Félix Hédo – GA2: Economic and Financial, Mexico
  • Estela Abreu Mira – GA4: Special Political and Decolonisation, Mexico
  • Lesley-Ann Spedener – Human Rights Council, South Africa
  • Olivier Welscher – Security Council, United Arab Emirates
  • Maya Peraza – Human Rights Council, Mexico

The delegation from Luxembourg would also like to thank all students, teachers and admins from Toruń’s ‘High School Nr.1’ for an excellent organisation of this year’s conference and their warm welcome.

Until next time, the delegation from Luxembourg yields the floor,

Patrick Brücher

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