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Posted on 26 March, 2018 in Events, Students, Partnerships

Power, Diplomacy and Influence

Power, Diplomacy and Influence

International relations and politics were the driving force behind the UNYouthNT Territory Conference 2018. There was impressive representation from Darwin High School students who made up over a third of the total number of delegates.

By Year 12 student Sam Roussos, Year 12

From March 9 -11, I along with 50 or so other students, participated in the UN Youth NT Territory Conference. The theme of the conference was power, diplomacy and influence, and it consisted of workshops over the three days, ending with a Mock General Assembly. The workshops were a great opportunity to explore the ways in which nations utilise power and influence, in order to achieve their goals. On the last day, each student was assigned a country, creating a small version of the United Nations General Assembly. Acting as delegates on behalf of our country, we were provided with resolutions that were debated across the floor to conclude whether to pass or block the proposed resolution. The day required diplomacy and negotiation, to persuade nations to sign your amendments and align themselves with your beliefs. Overall the weekend was extremely enjoyable, and I gained some very useful knowledge, making new friends along the way.

Power, Diplomacy and Influence

Pictured above: students Andrew Northcote, Braeden Parnell, Arragon Prosser. Pictured below Joel Keith.

Power, Diplomacy and Influence

Pictured below: Arragon Prosser and Braeden Parnell. 

Power, Diplomacy and Influence

Power, Diplomacy and Influence

Pictured above: Shaun Thomas. Pictured below: Andrew Northcote

Power, Diplomacy and Influence

Congratulations to the students listed below for their contributions to the Conference:

Braeden Parnell

Nuhansi Wijesinghe

Andrew Northcote

Evan Keith

Asara Weerasekara

Kimberley Stevens

Samuel Roussos

Ava Wilmore

Julia Abreu

Joel Keith

Jade Lay

Gianne Falsis

Ramanjot Kaur

Shaun Thomas

Francesca Louise Lagman

Kayan Teng

Anjali Menon

Lea Lim

Sharon John

Arragon Prosser

In addition, most of the organizers were recent graduates of DHS, delegates themselves from 2015 – 2017.

Members of the 2018 NT Delegation to the National Conference should be selected in the near future.

In September/October, UNYouthNT runs its second major event for the year: the Evatt Trophy. Once again, delegates represent a country, this time in pairs and before a Mock Security Council. Any students who missed out this time can register for Evatt early in September.

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