ACS Held Own Model United Nations Conference
After months of preparations and challenges, the ACS Model United Nations (MUN) Club realized another dream: hosting their very own ACSMUN conference. Attended by teams from Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the USA, and Brazil, the ACSMUN II Conference took place online on April 16 and 17. The participants were addressed by Dean of Students Mr. Stephen Morison, ACS Alumna and former President of the MUN Club Joana Nikolova ’19, and keynote speaker Mr. Stefan Tafrov. Mr. Tafrov is one of the most accomplished Bulgarian foreign policy experts today, who has also worked with the UN since 2001 on various occasions, so his address was much appreciated and a special event in itself.
The two-day conference saw many heated debates on the topics, prepared by the hosts. Some of the questions discussed by the three UN Committees - the Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Committee, the Special Political & Decolonization Committee, and the Historical Security Council - were:
- Destruction of cultural heritage for political and ideological purposes
- Question of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
- Question of privatization and sovereignty in Space
- Question of Western Sahara
- The Suez Crisis
- The Hungarian Revolution
The Conference reached its successful conclusion with two resolutions by the Historical Security Council, and three resolutions by the General Assembly.
The ACSMUN II Online Conference was prepared by ACS seniors Lilia Chatalbasheva, Jasen Nikolov, Petar Petrov, and Angel Karchev as a Senior Independent Honors Project, with the support of the rest of the ACS MUN team and club advisor Dr. Zornitsa Semkova. After the conference, Dr. Semkova remarked: “Now, we are tired but exhilarated, and, yes, a bit sad, as the senior SIHP team will continue their adventures elsewhere. We wish them all the best in their future careers, they have proven they can do it!”
We also congratulate all participants and wish them luck in their future endeavors!