FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
22 Outstanding young New Zealanders chosen to represent New Zealand at The Hague International Model United Nations 2013 (‘THIMUN 2013’)
New Zealand 27 July 2012
In January 2013, 22 outstanding young New Zealanders who have been chosen to represent New Zealand at the largest and most prestigious Model United Nations conference in the world will set out with their volunteer directors on a three-week whirlwind educational study tour. This tour will canvas world cultural sites, visiting diplomatic missions and immerse the students in the various different cultures of the places they visit across Asia and Europe.
The students, aged between 16 and 18, were selected from across New Zealand to be a part of the prestigious New Zealand delegation, and will be debating a wide range of international issues during the week-long international conference as part of a three week international study tour across Asia and Europe.
The following students have been selected to be part of the delegation:
Ashley Stanley-Ryan, Wellington
Austin O’Brien, Christchurch
Bowen Shi, Auckland
Brittany Rea, Christchurch
Brooke Olliver-Burnside, Christchurch
Claire McCorkindale, Dunedin
Edward Haslam, Dunedin
Felix Mouttaki-O’Donnell, Queenstown
Hannah Field, Woodville
Henry Thompson, Auckland
Jamie Beaton, Auckland
Joshua Ramsey, Wellington
Keari Harvey, New Plymouth
Naushyn Janah, Auckland
Nadine Ward, Alexandra
Nirusha George, Auckland
Richard Ngo, Auckland
Samuel Brustad, Christchurch
Sharndre Kushor, Auckland
Taylor Mitchell, Auckland
Mattea Mrkusic, Auckland
Victoria Rea, Christchurch
The delegates have already begun seeking sponsorship from local business and organisations to cover the cost of their trip, and they will be preparing briefing papers, researching and learning about diplomacy and international affairs in preparation for their trip.
The Hague International Model UN is the largest and most prestigious Model UN conference in the world. Attended by over 4000 students from all around the world, the week-long conference simulates the United Nations institutions including the General Assembly – students become delegates for a member state of the United Nations, and debate their way through resolutions based on the foreign policy and perspective of that particular state.
To contact any of the delegation, please contact us we are happy to provide you with their contact details. If you would like an official image of the delegation for media use, please contact us.
For further information contact:
THIMUN Director 2013
Mobile: +64 27 462 0546
Notes for Editors:
The New Zealand THIMUN delegation is organised by UN Youth New Zealand, a non-profit, entirely volunteer youth-for-youth organisation dedicated towards inspiring global citizens in the spirit of the United Nations.