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Voting takes place with a show of hands.
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Global process for global issues

student Will Irvine —

On Monday 12th August students from around the Nelson/Marlborough region took part in the annual Student Model United Nations, hosted here at Nayland College.

The students represented delegates from a selection of the 200+ United Nations member states and took their stances on topics from global pollution to industrialization. 

As well as debating global policy, the students learned about the art of persuasion and took part in team-building activities centered around group decision-making. 

Model United Nations, which is run by an under-25 volunteer network called UN Youth, aims to build and train the next leaders in our society. Overall, the day left a positive impression on students and they learnt heaps about the intricacies of democracy.