Taking on the World

At 26th YU National Model United Nations, Hundreds of High School Students Gather to Discuss Global Issues

This week, more than 450 high school students from around the world came together at Yeshiva University’s 26th National Model United Nations (YUNMUN) to debate the world’s most pressing political issues as part of an interactive simulation of the inner workings of the real United Nations. Coming from 45 schools and three continents, the student delegates tackled topics as diverse and complex as gender roles, human rights and international law, while more than 60 YU undergraduates facilitated the talks.

“It’s a really unique learning opportunity and I think it really speaks to what YU’s all about – taking on the world and moving it forward through our Jewish values and identities,” said Stern College for Women student Danielle Orenshein, who served as secretary general at this year’s YUNMUN.

Check out some of this year’s highlights below.