Negotiating in a model United Nations

In one of their January English lesson, the 8B simulated a session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. Developed countries like the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Germany as well as developing countries like China, India, Mexico, Malawi & Peru were represented by the students. The group members had to do some research on their countries, especially economic issues like labour force and earnings, and major industries as well as imports and exports had to be covered and used as arguments in their negotiations.

Together with a General Secretary, the ambassadors of the different nations tried to find a solution for the proposal “All member countries commit to a minimum wage of USD 1.50 per hour” in their General Assembly. After a heavy discussion where topics like economics or the colonial past of some of the countries were brought up, sadly, no resolution was found. Regardless, the students had a lot of fun during this very realistic roleplay.