On Sunday, March 28, members of the Carleton University United Nations Society will participate in a week-long Model UN conference in New York City.
Attended by students from around the world, this prestigious conference will be hosted in part at the UN building.
The conference simulates the work of real international bodies such as the UN Security Council and the European Union.
“Participating in conferences like this one, debating against some of the brightest students from all over the world, including Ivy League schools, and returning home with awards is a testament to how we can confidently compete against the best of the best,” says Sayan Basu Ray, president of the Carleton United Nations Society.
Carleton students have won multiple awards at all the conferences they’ve attended so far this year, including eight at Queens University, three at McGill University, two at Harvard University and two at York University. At every conference, Carleton has consistently ranked among the best of the Canadian universities in terms of awards received.
The Carleton students debating at the Harvard conference were given an additional sense of pride when Carleton University was recognized in a letter given to all 3,000 participants from 36 countries. In the letter, Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Millennium Promise Initiative, referred to the successful referendum campaign by Carleton students to contribute $6 of every student’s tuition towards the Millennium Village program.
The Carleton University United Nations Society is a student-run organization that strives to promote a better understanding and appreciation for global affairs and the role of the United Nations. Established in 2003 as a model United Nations club, the society has since expanded its mandate to become Carleton’s premier international affairs association.
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Sayan Basu Ray
President, Carleton United Nations Society