UNH stu­dents rep­re­sent

Model UN team wins awards in D.C. com­pe­ti­tion

New Haven Register (New Haven, CT) - - LOCAL NEWS - BY REG­IS­TER STAFF

WEST HAVEN — The Univer­sity of New Haven’s Model United Na­tions Team won eight awards — more than any other com­pet­ing col­lege — in a com­pe­ti­tion last week­end in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., the univer­sity said in a news re­lease.

About 1,000 stu­dents from 67 uni­ver­si­ties from around the world com­peted in the Model UN com­pe­ti­tion Fri­day through Sun­day at the Mar­riott Ward­man Park Ho­tel in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., the re­lease said.

Univer­sity of New Haven won one of 12 top-team awards for Out­stand­ing Del­e­ga­tion, four out­stand­ing po­si­tion pa­per awards and three out­stand­ing del­e­gate awards, the re­lease said.

Teams at the Model UN com­pe­ti­tion rep­re­sent coun­tries on UN com­mit­tees to ex­plore and re­search their re­spec­tive coun­tries’ stance on global is­sues such as over­fish­ing, nar­cotics traf­fick­ing, na­tional se­cu­rity, refugees and ur­ban­iza­tion.

They are asked to tackle real world prob­lems by dis­cussing, de­bat­ing and vot­ing on res­o­lu­tions to solve them.

Six­teen stu­dents — eight from the Col­lege of Arts and Sciences and eight from the Henry C. Lee Col­lege of Crim­i­nal Jus­tice and Foren­sic Sciences —

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