PEMBROKE — The UNCP Model United Nations team won eight awards at the 2019 Spring Southern Regional Model United Nations conference in Charlotte March 28-30.
Eight awards was tied for the highest number of awards any school received at the conference, and matched the total that UNCP’s team won in 2018.
The Braves were awarded two outstanding position paper awards, two delegation awards, and four individual awards in their representation of The Netherlands, New Zealand, South Korea, and Uruguay. Of particular note was Uruguay, who received an Outstanding Delegation award — the highest team award available at the conference. UNCP continues its run of strong showings, solidifying its position as one of the strongest teams in the southeast.
Nearly 500 students from 50 schools, representing 67 countries, were present at the conference, and they hailed from all over the southeastern United States. UNCP sent 24 students to the conference.
“I couldn’t be happier with our performance,” said faculty advisor Dr. Kevin Freeman. “The research and writing and long hours of practice prepared us well for this very competitive conference, and the team showed its true skill by performing so well.”
Model United Nations is a simulation where universities represent the interests of their selected countries and utilize writing, research, public speaking, and diplomacy to argue the policy preferences of those countries while coming to consensus on a number of timely global issues and creating living documents to reflect that consensus.
UNCP will participate at the Fall Southern Regional Model United Nations in Atlanta Nov. 21-23 where they will represent Cuba and Belgium. UNCP alum Jordin Dickerson will serve as the secretary-general in Atlanta, and will be responsible for running the conference.