IMUN Delegates Take Trip to D.C.

In 1945, UNESCO was created in order to respond to the firm belief of nations, forged by two world wars in less than a generation, which political and economic agreements are not enough to build a lasting peace. Peace must be established on the basis of humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity.
Yesterday, July 18, The International Model United Nations delegates took a trip to Washington, D.C. While it might have been a very, VERY hot day, the students enjoyed the monuments, the museums, and the company of others. Many group shots were taken (as seen next) and they had an amazing time.
Throughout the day, the delegates were given many opportunities to explore and see sights they’ve never seen before, sights included the State Department building, Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King, Native American Museum, Air and Space Museum, Holocaust Museum, and the Capital for a private viewing of a session. The session included a passing of an amendment regarding school policy. Lunch was a picnic on the lawn by the monuments and while many of these delegates had been given the opportunity to go to a few of these places before, but some have never before. And for some, even having a fortune cookie was a new experience.
Today, UNESCO’s message has never been more important. We must create holistic policies that are capable of addressing the social, environmental and economic dimensions of sustainable development. That way children/people from all over the world will have a much clearer and more direct idea of what the ideals are behind UNESCO.

Samantha Helmold
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