Portsmouth Abbey Students Win Big at Boston Model UN

The Model United Nations Team participated in the Boston University Model UN Conference from February 8 to February 10. The students had an incredibly active weekend and met with great success. As delegates on various committees of the United Nations, they delved into real life world problems with other students from all over the globe. 

Portsmouth Abbey's Model UN Group


Several students were singularly commended for their great work at the Conference. KemKem Ogbuefi '20, Ted Falvey '20, and Mauricio Garcia-Gojon '20 all received Verbal Commendations for their excellent work on their various committees. KemKem debated the complexities of the pharmaceutical industry and accessibility of medicine all over the world. Ted looked towards the future in his committee concerning the Peaceful Use of Outer Space. Mauricio served on a very intense Crisis Committee which took place in the 1980s during the Afghan Resistance.

David Sun '19 received Honorable Mention for his work on the Historical Specialized Committee dealing with the Opium Trade in the early 19th Century.

Finally, Will Wahlberg '22, in his first ever experience with Model UN, won the Award for Best Paper for his work on the United Nations Environment Programme.

Boston Invitational Model United Nations Conference, or BosMUN, is a three-day simulation of the United Nations hosted by Boston University for high school students. The most recent conference marks the eighteenth anniversary of BosMUN, and was the largest BosMUN to date.