Young diplomats recreate Arctic Council

Our Sixth Form pupils took part in an exciting three-day simulation of the Arctic Council this month as part of Wycombe Abbey’s Model United Nations (MUN) programme.

The Arctic Council is an international diplomatic body devoted to advancing international cooperation and governance across the circumpolar Arctic. At the MUN event, hosted by Norwich School, the Wycombe Abbey team represented the policy interests of the US and the Aleut International Association, a non-governmental organisation advocating for the interests of the Aleut indigenous people.

The girls demonstrated a sophisticated knowledge of a highly technical agenda covering protection of the Arctic marine environment, the exploration of the region’s natural resources and delivering sustainable development to the four million people who live in the Arctic region. A number of resolutions were drafted including measures covering methane hydrates and climate change, seismic exploration for oil and gas, and enhancing broadband connectivity for Arctic communities.