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Model United Nations Competition Set for Sheen Campus on St. Croix

UVI students will test their skills in debate, deliberation and problem-solving in the Seventh Annual UVI Model United Nations Competition. The competition simulates committees and programs of the United Nations, with two delegations each representing a different country. The public is invited to attend the competition from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, on UVI's Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix in the Great Hall.

Students from the Albert A. Sheen delegation will represent Cuba and students from the St. Thomas Campus delegation will represent Haiti. Some of the topics to be discussed include women’s rights, racial tension, water concerns in Libya, Boko Haram, human trafficking, and oil and corruption in Nigeria.

Through this competition, UVI students gain a better sense of international concerns, policies and affairs. Students also improve their communication skills as they learn tactics of debate, deliberation and development of solutions to world problems. The competition is sponsored by UVI College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and Rotary Clubs on St. Croix. For more information contact Dr. Kula Francis at (340) 692-4065 or kfranci@live.uvi.edu