Mount Albert Grammar School entered 2 teams representing Ireland and Mexico in this years Model United Nations Assembly. The Delegations are required to accurately represent their nations on the six remits put forward. They are also presented with impromptu issues for debate. The teams dress in the costume of their nation.
Our Irish team delegates were Theo Drissner-Devine, Robert Gore, and Hayley Wadmore and our Mexican delegates were Jessica Courtney, Anoovi Marwah, and David Tuipulotu. Our teams debated such remits as whether or not the Arab League and NATO should be called upon to create a rapid response military force capable of intervening to prevent the outbreak of civil war in Middle East and African nations; member states undertake to introduce and enforce legislation to ban child soldiers, child labour and the exploitation of children in all its forms; and if a Commission of Enquiry should be established to investigate the grievances of indigenous peoples or minority groups in China, Brazil, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and United States plus the Romani people of Europe.
Our teams were very well-prepared and popular receiving enthusiastic applause every time they walked on stage. Our Mexican team would have become block leaders had Columbia not bribed their way in. All our delegates lobbied extensively and presented themselves as friendly, knowledgeable, and respectful of others. The Irish team were presented with $40 vouchers each for best costumes.