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14 JIS students attend THIMUN conference in Singapore

A GROUP of 14 students from Jerudong International School (JIS) including two Bruneian students recently attended the THIMUN conference in Singapore with approximately 1,500 students from the best schools in Asia, according to a press release.

THIMUN Singapore was established in 2004 as a sister conference to THIMUN (The Hague Model United Nations) and is part of the THIMUN Foundation.

It has taken place since the very first conference at the Hwa Chong Institution and students and staff from the school have supported the conference in many different roles.

The five-day conference is a simulation of the United Nations for secondary students and takes place annually in November in Singapore.

Two of the participating JIS students held significant leadership positions in this student-led conference. Year 13 IB Diploma student, Krishna Kasim was Deputy Secretary General and Year 13 ‘A’ Level student, Saumitra Tripathi was the Deputy President of the International Court Justice.

JIS students at THIMUN conference in Singapore

JIS students at THIMUN conference in Singapore

At THIMUN Singapore, students find themselves debating on current world issues in the General Assembly with topics in the likes of International Security, Economics and Finance, Health and Youth, Tourism and Human Rights just to name a few.

The THIMUN Foundation aims to promote and foster collaborative and solution-oriented discussion on world issues by instilling a long-life passion for improving the global community into today’s youth.

Attendants of THIMUN conferences seek solutions through discussions, negotiations and debates on current problems of the world.

As well as the full range of committees, including the Human Rights Council and ECOSOC, the conference has its own newspaper, Munity East. For more information about THIMUN Singapore, visit http://singapore.thimun.org/.

In JIS, one of the well-established co-curricular activities is the Model United Nations (MUN) Club. There are two levels – the Middle Years MUN and the Upper Years MUN.

These clubs provide opportunities for students to learn more about the world as well as provide leadership teamwork and public speaking opportunities.

Borneo Bulletin | November 25, 2017