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Tuesday 19 April 2016

ESCP Europe Students Prove their Diplomatic Credentials with National Model UN Award

Two teams of students from ESCP Europe Business School's campuses in London and Madrid received 'Honourable Mention Delegation' awards at the end of their sessions at the 2016 National Model United Nations conference.

Some 80 students from ESCP Europe's campuses in London, Madrid, Berlin and Paris were in New York from 27th-31st March to attend the event. They represented different countries and were divided into several committees: the General Assembly 1, 3 and 4, ECOSOC, Habitat III, and UNICEF.

The Award-winning teams represented Bolivia (London campus) and Sudan (Madrid campus, attending their first NMUN conference). The prize certificates were handed out by the chairs of the UN committee in charge of observing which candidates were the most efficient during the debates.

ESCP Europe's regular participation in the NMUN conferences falls under the Call ON'U student diplomacy society, which is the largest society at the School and active on the Paris, London, Berlin, Madrid and Turin campuses.

Proud Call ON'U President Constance Courtalon, who was also part of last year's award-winning team from the Paris campus, said: "These awards prove that ESCP Europe is able to compete with the best students of the world. I would like to highlight the fact that we enter as members of an extra curricular society, and were competing against other students who did it as a part of their university studies. The days of hard work have paid off and all the ESCP Europe students have lived a unique experience.”


Yes to UN - Preparing For the NMUN

Ahead of the live event, the Call ON'U society hosted a training conference at ESCP Europe in London for students from across Europe, running sessions on the systems, protocols and negotiations at the UN. This training is mandatory for those attending the actual UN simulation. To welcome them, the School organised a conference with the French Ambassador, HE Sylvie Bermann, and the former Permanent Under-Secretary and Head of the Diplomatic Service of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Sir Simon Fraser. To find out more, please click here.


About the National Model United Nations
Over 5,000 college/university students, more than half from outside the United States, travel to New York City each spring to discuss current global issues. Delegates come prepared to solve three pressing issues relevant to 21 simulated UN committees. Outside conference sessions, delegations enjoy the proximity to Permanent Missions to the UN, the United Nations itself, as well as world class museums, architecture, shows, restaurants and shopping. NMUN's premiere conference is held with UN Headquarters as a backdrop.


About the NMUN Awards
Awards are given by the National Collegiate College Association (NCCA) in recognition of preparation, Outstanding Position Paper Awards in Committee, as well as other overall delegation awards based on work during NMUN in the categories of: Honourable Mention, Distinguished Delegation, and Outstanding Delegation.


The London Students

The London campus students listed below are studying for the Master in Management, the Master in European Business and the Bachelor in Management (BSc) degrees.

  • Oriol Agudo
  • Veronika Bykova
  • Alexandre Caux
  • Jean Delaunay
  • Lena Dittl
  • Raquel Esteve
  • Francesco Famularo
  • Ruben Ferrero
  • Romain Fichou   
  • Antonia Fink   
  • Fabia Frinken   
  • Karoline Holm   
  • Federico Loreti   
  • Ellen Neschev   
  • Benedikt Nolte   
  • Erik Olsen   
  • Riccardo Pizzino   
  • Viktor Von Selchow   
  • Julian Waechter   
  • Christian Wortmann   
  • Sebastian Zimmer                  

 

 

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