Triumphant return to The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN)
ISH's MUN delegates made a triumphant return to The Hague International United Nations (THIMUN) in the Netherlands. Delegations from over 200 schools have travelled from around the world to participate in this prestigious conference debating current issues under this year's theme of Peace, Law & Justice. Our delegation this year is representing Belarus in twelve committees, debating topics including: "Combating illegal wildlife trade" in the General Assembly, "Tackling online disinformation and strengthening election integrity" in the Human Rights Commission, and "Strengthening the role of the International Court of Justice (ICJ)" in the Special Conference on Peace, Law and Justice.
With over 3500 delegates participating in the conference, our students had the opportunity to speak in front of committees of 100-200 delegates. 3 ISH students were asked to present opening speeches for their committees, outlining the position of their countries before starting debate. Later in the day we attended the opening ceremony, which featured speeches from Jan van Zanen, the Mayor of Den Haag, Osvaldo Zavala Giler, Registrar of the International Criminal Court (ICC), and introduction to the role of the ICC by a defence lawyer who worked to represent those accused of crimes in the court.
Throughout the next three days our delegates gave a number of speeches, and asked several points of information (questions) to their fellow delegates. One ISH student represented our delegation in the closing ceremony, waving the flag for Belarus on stage.
Congratulations to our delegates from THIMUN 2024!
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