The Pace University Model United Nations teams have a longstanding tradition of success, and this year proved to be no different. This November, Pace students represented the delegations of the Netherlands, New Zealand, and Norway at the National Model UN Conference in Washington, DC.
The Pace delegation representing Norway was named an Honorable Delegation (PDF), one of the top team awards. National Model United Nations (NMUN) recognizes only about 20 percent of delegations each year, honoring delegations that demonstrate active engagement in committee, professionalism and diplomatic values, and proper use of the rules of procedure.
The Pace Norway delegation was also recognized for Outstanding Position Paper as part of the United Nations Development Programme Committee. Prior to the conference, each delegation has the opportunity to submit a paper addressing each topic their committee is broaching at the conference through a policy statement expressing the views of their country. NMUN evaluates the quality of the writing, reference to relevant information, and critical analysis of the topic in determining Outstanding Position Paper awards.
Led by Professor of Political Science Paul Londrigan, PhD, this year’s Pace Model United Nations Team was comprised of 29 students from the New York City campus and seven students from the Westchester campus.
“We are very fortunate at Pace to have a tremendously engaged body of students in the political science department,” says Londrigan. “As a result, we have a long history of success and achievement at Model UN conferences.”