Decorum among the delegates is lifted during the 19th BenildeMUN International Night

There was definitely no decorum throughout the international night that started 6:30 PM last July 14, 2017, as the delegates gather and receive awards for their excellence during the committee sessions. They enjoyed dancing their night away to commemorate the end of their hard work in this 3-day conference at the ARG Theater in De […]

Security Council passes its first resolution paper

After Russia vetoed and they failed to meet the objective of the primary agenda topic, the Security Council (SC) successfully passed its first resolution paper of the second agenda on July 14 at the 3rd Floor Simulation Room, Mutien Building of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. The SC started their third day by proceeding […]

General Assembly caps off conference with three resolutions

The General Assembly may have been delayed in reaching quorum on the third day of the conference, July 14, 2017, but the body was able to successfully push for three draft resolutions to be voted for and passed as resolutions. The day’s session was divided primarily for unmoderated caucus for the purpose of working on […]

ECOSOC readies for presentation of working paper on the second day of the conference

After much lobbying, four working groups turned three during the second day committee session of the Economics and Social Council (ECOSOC) as they continued drafting their working paper in preparation for its presentation on July 14 at 8:00 a.m. Member States Afghanistan, Switzerland, Somalia, Morocco, and Australia found commonalities in their beliefs and ideals that […]

GA survives intense day two

After a fruitful first day with three acknowledged working papers, the General Assembly Committee started their second committee session at 8:30 a.m. with a brief speaker’s list, opened by the Delegate of Lithuania who spoke about the focus of his working group, which was on free access to education of child refugees. Her statement was […]

Crisis strains collaboration at SC

[UPDATED] At approximately 10 a.m., Secretary General Mikaela Perez made an emergency visit to the SC, informing them of a possible attack by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on the Korean peninsula. To provide delegates from the 19th Benilde Model UN Security Council (SC) with the chance to demonstrate their negotiating skills and […]

WHO starts off with a productive session, alarmed by a Zika virus outbreak from China and South Korea

As the formal session of the WHO resumed yesterday, July 13, 2017, five working groups in the committee continued towards the approval of working papers for the agenda topic “Formulating Sustainable Solutions in Addressing the Global Shortage of Clean Water.” Emphasizing the urgency of the issue, the delegate of the Republic of the Philippines opened […]

SPECPOL convenes during crisis committee, four working groups formed afterwards

The United Nations Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL) was taken aback by the Mine Explosion Crisis occurred amidst the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict with 57 people injured, as announced by Secretary General Mikaela Perez, on day two of the conference, July 13, 2017. Already plagued by conflicts between developed and developing states with regard to the chosen […]

WHO and SPECPOL set the agenda to 2-1, SC by default

The different committees of the 19th Benilde Model United Nations all started their first formal sessions successfully, as the delegates of each committee have already set their agenda topic and formed their respective working groups on July 12. The committee sessions across three campuses kicked off with a brief MUNPro session to keep the delegates […]

ECOSOC sets its agenda topic to default, tackling issues on Migrant Worker’s Rights

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) began its three-day session on July 12, 2017, at Halle De Rheims, Angelo King International Centre of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, with the agenda topics set to default (1-2).  The body decided to focus on “Migrant Worker’s Rights as a Pathway to Sustainable Economic Growth” […]