SLN-MUN London

SLN-MUN London 2013 – The Ongoing Conflict in Syria

Mediation can only succeed where there is a commitment to solving conflict through dialogue and real leverage to back it up.  I praise the commitment and courage of everyone in the United Nations working in Syria.  The situation would be even worse if the United Nations were absent.  Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997 – 2006)

Following the success of the first Schools Linking Network-Model United Nations (SLN-MUN) London programme, a further cross-London programme commenced in February 2013.  Students and teachers from schools in Barking, Dagenham and North London came together for the first time on 25 February at North London Business Park.

During the SLN-MUN journey students will research and debate a chosen topic, which is closely related to the current work of the United Nations (UN).

Lee Scholtz, SLN Advisor, comments: “The aim of the SLN-MUN programme is to encourage young people to work together with others from different schools, and to explore ‘real-life’ solutions to global issues.”

This year the SLN-MUN London students will research and debate the topic ‘The Ongoing Conflict in Syria’.  A further three joint meetings will be held before the SLN-MUN London conference, which is due to take place on 1 May 2013 at the Town Hall Chambers in Barking.

Throughout the programme SLN provides training to all teachers involved, to support them to equip their students with the necessary skills to ensure their time with SLN-MUN is an unforgettable learning experience.

If you would like to find out more about SLN-MUN, or would like to get involved as a school or local authority please contact Lee Scholtz, SLN Advisor on email lee.scholtz@schoolslinkingnetwork.org.uk or telephone 01274 385 470.

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