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Concordia Model UN takes on sky-high challenges

After co-hosting a successful Model ICAO Forum, the student group gets set for a busy 2018
February 8, 2018

Diplomats and participants of the Model ICAO forum attending the Opening Ceremony of the NGAP Summit.


Concordia’s Model United Nations (ConMUN) started off 2018 with the momentum created by having successfully pitched and co-hosted a global event in Montreal at the end of November.

In collaboration with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the group invited high-school and post-secondary students from all seven continents to engage with pressing aviation challenges during the inaugural Model ICAO Forum

Participants grappled with questions about regulating unmanned aircraft systems, dangerous air cargo, security training and more. They proposed solutions to a panel of industry experts who eventually chose one winning team: Aaron Clark-Ashe, Marwa Ahmed and Christopher Fabian from Concordia.

The Concordia student group had proposed co-hosting a model UN conference to the ICAO last year. Instead they were invited to plan the Model ICAO Forum alongside the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals Global Summit.
 

From left: Andrei Bochis, president of Concordia Model UN, Aaron Clark-Ashe Dr. Fang Liu (secretary general of ICAO), Marwa Ahmed and Christopher Fabian. From left: Andrei Bochis, president of Concordia Model UN, Aaron Clark-Ashe, Dr. Fang Liu (secretary general of ICAO), Marwa Ahmed and Christopher Fabian.


Andrei Bochis, ConMUN's president, and Gabriel-Louis Guppy, the group's vice-president of special projects, both addressed diplomats and other world leaders in the assembly hall room during the summit.

“Overall, this event demonstrates the potential for our students to influence local and international communities,” said Guppy.
 

Next up for ConMUN

This month, Concordia student delegates head to Boston and Toronto for the Harvard National Model United Nations (February 15-18) and the North American Model United Nations (February 22-25). Later this year, members are scheduled to attend conferences in Ottawa and Panama City.


Learn more about Concordia Model UN (ConMUN).

 



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