Model UN members earn honors at regional conference
Members of Radford University's Model United Nations Club participated in the Southern Regional Model United Nations on March 30-April 1.
David Alcorta, Ivan Thirion Romo, Elliott Smith, Gabriel Bennett, Brady Guertin, Aidan Chadduck, Izzy Taveras and Michael Wilson traveled to the Charlotte conference at which students representing dozens of countries convened to discuss and mitigate pressing international issues, such as climate change, maritime and land disputes and accessibility to education.
In addition, students practiced public speaking skills, received writing tips, networked with students from across the country and competed for individual and delegation awards.
This year's conference featured 78 country delegations. Radford University represented Chile and Indonesia.
Radford teams served on the General Assembly Plenary, working on preventing gender-based sexual violence and promoting universal access for sustainable and modern energy; the General Assembly Second Committee, working on food security and information technology; the Commission on Science and Technology for Development, working on smart cities and cybersecurity; and United Nations Habitat; working on urban water and sanitation, as well as sustainable housing.
Wilson, representing Chile, won the Outstanding Delegate Award for the Commission on Science and Technology for Development. Chadduck and Guertin, representing Indonesia, also won Outstanding Delegate Award for the General Assembly Second Committee.
Radford University's delegation was led by Ivan Thirion Romo, Radford club president.