National High School Model United Nations (NHSMUN)
Our Lady of Mercy School – OLM – participates, since 2003, in The National High School Model United Nations (NHSMUN), an international event that gathers students from all over the world to debate various global issues. The event takes place in New York City, at the Hilton NY (official conference headquarters) and the United Nations Headquarters. Students are assigned to different committees where different topics, which are previously assigned to each student, are debated.
Each school is given a specific number of countries to represent, according to the number of participants. Once established in the proper committees, the students have to work on position papers and resolutions to defend the proposals, aiming to solve the presented problems. The resolutions accepted by the majority of the committee are voted on during the last session at the United Nations, finalizing a week of intense work and diplomatic experience that definitely enhances our academic curriculum.