Posted on 11 April 2017 by Miss Amy Hinds, Communications Officer

The Queen’s Gate MUN contingent travelled to the Royal Marine Hotel in Dublin on Monday 10 April, to take part in this year’s St Andrew’s International Model United Nations (SAIMUN). The conference takes place between Monday 10 and Thursday 13 April, and Queen’s Gate girls are representing Costa Rica during the event.

During the opening ceremony Irish economist, writer and broadcaster, David McWilliams spoke about the importance of appreciating and understanding global economies with feelings and emotion, to tackle the current tipping point.

Maha Alyami was chosen to deliver her impressive ambassador speech at the General Assembly, which she did with poise and humour. Arina Bykova has begun her conference as Guest Chair for the Environment Committee, where she is already commanding lots of respect from her fellow students.

The Costa Rican delegation group has already seen Iona Pernthaller produce a comprehensive and credible resolution on the question of nuclear testing, as well as lively debates from the team on mental health, and privatisation of healthcare in developing countries.

We’ll update you with all the action from the conference as it progresses.