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Model UN team wins awards in D.C. competition
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 —