PISAY STUDENT WINS TWO AWARDS IN INT’L MODEL UNITED NATIONS 2022
A STUDENT from the Philippine Science High School Central Luzon Campus won two awards at the International Model United Nations 2022 held in Atma Jaya Catholic University in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Grade 11 student John Anton Benedict Garcia bested more than 100 delegates from various countries to claim both Best Delegate and Best Position Paper in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization committee.
Garcia delivered speeches on “Ensuring quality of education and rural access to e-learning” and “Combating the illicit trafficking of cultural property.”
He said the goal of IMUN and MUN, in general, is to cultivate exemplary youth leadership skills.
Through UN conference simulations, the main targets for development are diplomacy and critical thinking skills about complex global issues involving multiple stakeholders, he added.
Sharmaine Lizada, club adviser of PSHS-CLC’s MUN organization, served as Garcia’s coach.
IMUN Indonesia 2022 is the sixth in-person conference of International MUN which ran from June 16 to 18, 2022.
The event had three other committees including the United Nations Development Programme, World Health Organization and UN Women.
Garcia earned the right to participate in IMUN Indonesia 2022 after winning as Most Outstanding Summit Delegate in the 2022 Pisay Model United Nations Youth Summit.