News Model United Nations Conference at the London Oratory School 30.11.2023

Last Saturday, fifteen Godolphin and Latymer students attended the London Oratory School Model United Nations Conference (LOSMUN). 

The day began with a keynote speech from Lord Patton, former Governor of Hong Kong and government minister, who set the tone by emphasising the high ideals that underpin the United Nations and a reminder that there is much to be done to promote peace and stability in the world. 

LOSMUN unfolded as a dynamic forum where students immersed themselves in the intricacies of global diplomacy. The event brought together talented delegates who passionately engaged in diplomatic simulations, offering thoughtful insights into pressing international issues. Participants from Godolphin and Latymer, representing Albania, Rwanda and Italy, delved into debates and negotiations, showcasing their understanding of complex challenges, such as the legality of Guantanamo Bay and rising violence in Mali. The conference promoted a spirit of cooperation and mutual respect among the students. 

Delegates have described the LOSMUN conference as an enriching and eye-opening experience. Immersed in diplomatic simulations, they expressed enthusiasm for the diverse perspectives shared, challenging debates, and the opportunity to delve into complex global issues. Many noted the conference’s ability to hone their critical thinking and negotiation skills. The atmosphere of collaboration and the chance to interact with peers from other schools left an indelible impression, emphasising the conference’s role not only in academic growth but in fostering a deeper understanding of global affairs and the art of diplomacy among students.   

All attendees demonstrated exceptional diplomatic prowess; a special congratulations goes to all Year 10 delegates, who have just successfully completed their first MUN conference, as well as Frida (Year 11) and Noor (Lower Sixth) who have both received “Commended Delegate” awards.