University Of Ghana Participates In The 2017 Model United Nations DC Conference

A student delegate from the University of Ghana and other delegates in a group photograph

A ten-member student delegation from the Department of Political Science of the University of Ghana has represented the University at the 2017 Model United Nations Conference in Washington DC, USA, from 3rd to 5th November 2017 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

Upon having undergone laborious training, which included but was not limited to, writing position papers, general debating skills, oration test and research skills, the delegate was selected to represent Bangladesh on the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the General Assembly, UN Conference on Trade and Development, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the United Nations Development Program committees.

Topics debated by the University of Ghana team included Nuclear Technology and Water Security, Improving Housing and Food Security for Urban Refugees and Harmonising National Development Planning with the 2020 Agenda for sustainable development, resulting in resolutions being passed accordingly.

The Osgood Center for International Studies awarded the students certificates of participation.

The award won by the University of Ghana

As part of efforts geared toward achieving the University’s long-term policy of becoming a world-class University, the Department of Political Science in conjunction with the Ghana Model United Nations established the University of Ghana Chapter of the Model United Nations under the auspices of the Department with considerable support from the United States Embassy.

The formation of the University of Ghana Chapter of the Model United Nations was to provide students with the opportunity to practice their theoretical knowledge about Intergovernmental Organizations and International Relations by engaging in debates, exploring leadership and public speaking skills towards harnessing global peace through dialogue.

Other members of the delegation from UG