Annual Tunbridge Wells Model UN debate showcases young talent

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UNA-UK Executive Director, Phil Mulligan, gave a closing address to the 25th annual Model UN debating event held at Tunbridge Wells Town Hall on 30 November 2012. Over 150 students from local schools participated in committees that examined environmental sustainability, human rights and the Middle East.

UNA-UK branch members have played a key role in supporting this event for many years, but this year, the event was delivered entirely by the students. Speaking at the event Mulligan said, “It is incredibly impressive how pupil-led this Model UN event is, with young students chairing the committees, providing secretariat support and acting as reporters and editors to produce ‘newspaper’ coverage. The world faces huge challenges and we need young people to engage seriously with the issues of con