On April 2, the Choate Model United Nations will host the Choate Model United Nations Conference for the third consecutive year. There are over 200 students registered from 19 schools including public and charter schools, as well as peer schools, Deerfield, Eaglebrook, Westminster, and Williston Northampton, and Trinity-Pawling.
The conference's theme this year is nuclear vulnerability and participants will address an array of interesting topics, simulating four committees. For grades 9-12 participants will simulate the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change on the future of nuclear energy, the United Nations Security Council on the Iran Nuclear Deal, and a crisis committee on the Cuban Missile Crisis. In addition, a group for delegates from grades 7 through 9 will simulate the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference of 2020.
Next week, the Choate MUN team travels to Dartmouth College to culminate a season that saw more than 70 students travel to conferences hosted by UConn, Columbia, Harvard, Penn, and Boston University. Preparations are already under way for ChoateMUNC IV, to be held next spring.