Mahurangi delegates sent to United Nations

Students Willa Thompson-Ahern, left, and Liam Price with Rotary youth director Murray Wham.

Mahurangi College’s Willa Thompson-Ahern and Liam Price had to brush up on the history and politics of Kazakhstan and Cameroon this year when they were sent to the Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA) by Warkworth Rotary.

This year’s assembly was held at Auckland Girls Grammar School on May 18.

The pair were presented with certificates at the last Warkworth Rotary meeting. They told Rotarians how they had to represent the interests of their assigned countries, even if they didn’t support them.

“There was a lot of debate, and of course America continued to be a problem in each discussion,” Liam said.

Liam intends to pursue a career within the UN, but said Willa is “too good of a person” for politics.

Each year, secondary schools from across Auckland send delegations to attend the model UN.

MUNA was founded by Rotary to develop students’ awareness of the UN and the global situation.


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