31 May 2017 Khushal Dogra   | News | Extra-Curricular  
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The annual Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA) was held on Saturday, 20 May, at NSW Parliament House. Our school was represented by members of the Year 11 debating team, comprising Charles Prentice, Fawad Faheem and, myself, Khushal Dogra. Nineteen teams from various schools, each represented a nation, took part in a mock General Assembly to discuss issues relevant to the United Nation’s global interests. We were assigned the Republic of Uganda.

We were given UN resolutions pertaining to global issues to debate and vote either in favour of or against. The resolutions were debated amongst the teams and each team expressed their allocated country’s stance on the resolutions. The resolutions regarded violence against women, the death penalty, the definition of gender and organ donation.

Fawad argued the elimination of violence against women; Charles stated our traditional stance on gender and supported increased organ donation; I spoke of Uganda’s striving towards the abolition of the death penalty. The debates were fierce and entertaining as teams rebutted each other. We were able to contest clauses in the resolutions and argue for amendments to be made.

Unfortunately, we were not victorious at MUNA, however we were able to meet other competitors whilst improving our public speaking skills. MUNA allowed us to understand and comprehend global issues. A special mention goes to Strathfield Rotary for endorsing our involvement and sponsoring us; Rotaract for organising the event; and Ms. Hasham for supporting us