This past Saturday, sixteen students travelled to Reigate Grammar School for the 19th Annual Reigate Model United Nations Conference (ReiMUN). Wycombe Abbey students represented four delegations - Egypt, Jamaica, South Korea, and Ukraine - in five different committees: Political, Human Rights, Economic and Social, Development, and Heath. Topics up for debate ranged from state surveillance to the on-going migrant crisis, and each committee introduced and thoroughly debated resolutions throughout the day. The conference ended with a general assembly where Wycombe Abbey's own Alicia Yeo was able to pass a resolution through the MUN body. During the closing ceremony, three delegates from Wycombe, Gill Ho, Mint Kovavisarach, and Alicia Yeo were named outstanding delegates for the conference. Additionally, the Ukraine delegation, made up of Mint Kovavisarach, Alicia Yeo, Natasha Lambert, and Moe Takenoshita were awarded highly commended delegation.
It was an incredibly successful day for returning veterans of Model United Nations, as well as for the many girls for whom ReiMUN was their first MUN Conference. Six of Wycombe's MUN delegates will be traveling to Christ Hospital's MUN Conference next weekend to represent several different countries and a new range of hot button global issues.