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Glendon Participant Wins Best Delegate Award at Model United Nations


As classes resume at York University’s two campuses, a small group of students have just returned from attending the McGill Model United Nations (McMUN) conference in Montreal. These dedicated members of Glendon’s Model United Nations (GMUN) club attended the conference from January 29 to February 1, 2009. Hosted at Le Centre Sheraton, GMUN members were able to employ their diplomatic skills and use their knowledge from classes in this unique experience.

the Glendon GMUN delegation for 2009

Model U.N. is an authentic simulation of the United Nations bodies and subsidiary committees, observing U.N. rules and regulations, including the use of formal debate procedure and a western business attire dress code, with each ‘delegate’ representing a pre-assigned country, and sometimes a prominent political figure of that country, chosen from the members of the United Nations.

This year’s Glendon delegation represented Turkey, Jordan, Guyana and Mongolia in committees in the General Assemblies, Economic and Social Councils as well as Specialized Agencies. GMUN was also fortunate enough to obtain positions in Crisis Committees: Turkey on the United Nations Security Council, Anwar Sadat (President) of the Egyptian Cabinet 1967, Tony Clement (Minister of Health) of the Canadian Cabinet, and John Foster Dulles (Secretary of State) of the United States National Security Council.

Right: Nick Hersh shows off the gavel, the Best Delegate award

Although Glendon has previously garnered many verbal commendations for an array of committees, it has never before received the Best Delegate award. No wonder, then, that the entire Glendon delegation was surprised and delighted when it was announced that Nick Hersh, who represented John Foster Dulles on the United States National, won a Best Delegate award for Glendon. GMUN would like to congratulate Nick on his success and hopes that this will set the standard for future delegates.

Article submitted by Clara Wong, President, Glendon Model United Nations

Published on February 9, 2009