JOMUN XVI, the Johannesburg Model United Nations, was a lively and truly international event. 234 students and 34 teachers from 15 schools met at AISJ for three and a half days of research, negotiating, debate and socialising.
Students arrived on Thursday and meet their host families. Staying with local families builds close relationships amongst young people across nations.
On Friday Mr Masimba Tafirenyika, Director of United Nations Information Center in Pretoria, South Africa, gave the keynote address. He challenged students to play a part in the development of Africa, and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Secretary General Kristina Martin declared JoMUN XVI open.
Kristina Martin, Secretary General
On Saturday the debates and resolutions continued. In the evening international relations continued at the party at The Indaba.
The closing ceremony was the main event on Sunday. Delegates were recognized for their dedication, leadership and debating skills. Best delegates and best new delegates were recognized.
Sonali Malik Year 12 AISJ