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Debates on mining and human rights

The Model UN Namibia team, Eerike Kahamundu, Martha Frans, Rachel Nghimulitete and Bianca Mungunda, with the South African Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Mr Enver Surty (right), and the Education Africa’s deputy president, Mr Russell Zama (left). The Namibian team presented Canada in the two Model General Assembly debates on the Economic Benefits vs the Environmental Impact of Fracking; and on State-sanctioned homophobiai.e. universal human rights vs state sovereignty.

The Model UN Namibia team, Eerike Kahamundu, Martha Frans, Rachel Nghimulitete and Bianca Mungunda, with the South African Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Mr Enver Surty (right), and the Education Africa’s deputy president, Mr Russell Zama (left). The Namibian team presented Canada in the two Model General Assembly debates on the Economic Benefits vs the Environmental Impact of Fracking; and on State-sanctioned homophobiai.e. universal human rights vs state sovereignty.

Four bright Namibian learners returned from Cape Town last week where they a achieved a third place in the International SAMUN Conference. The United Nations Information Centre in Windhoek this week announced that the Namibian Model UN team comprising Eerike Kahamundu, Martha Frans, Rachel Nghimulitete and Bianca Mungunda, were ranked third in the International SAMUN Conference. The students were labelled by the judges as dynamic, very mature and knowledgeable.
The Namibian team presented Canada in the two Model General Assembly debates on the following topics: 1.Weighing the Economic Benefits vs the Environmental Impact of Fracking 2. State sanctioned homophobia: Universal human rights vs. state sovereignty.
Rachel Nghimulitete from Dawid Bezuidenhout High School; Martha Frans from Hochland High School; Eerike Kahamundu from Jan Möhr Secondary School and Bianca Mungunda from Windhoek Gymnasium, were the finalists in the elimination rounds of debate held by the UN Information Centre in Windhoek.

The United Nations Information Centre in Windhoek said “The Model United Nations Namibia (MUNNAM) programme has grown extensively over the past three years under the leadership of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek.”
“This year, UNIC hosted yet again, a successful conference for high school students from all over Namibia. Months of planning and weekends of training and working overtime, truly paid off for the UNIC team as the 3rd annual conference was a phenomenal success!!”
At this year’s conference, 150 delegates of 23 high schools within the country had to deliberate on the topic ‘Measures to eradicate child labour’ as well as to analyse its negative and positive effects.

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