SF Shines at International Model UN Event in New York City

Santa Fe College’s Model United Nations team was awarded a distinguished delegation award at the National Model United Nations, an international conference that took place last week in New York City — partly at the United Nations headquarters. 

SF students represented the State of Kuwait and this country’s views with regard to a series of international issues including nuclear proliferation, intellectual property rights, sovereignty over natural resources, demining and demilitarization, promoting development in Africa, and increasing women’s entrepreneurial activities.

SF students began their experiences with a reception at the Kuwaiti Mission to the United Nations where they met with real Kuwaiti diplomats. Later, they interacted with university students from dozens of countries across the world in order to simulate a real United Nations session.

SF students gave speeches as Kuwaiti ambassadors, negotiated with other diplomats, exercised their diplomatic skills, and drafted UN reports and resolutions.

Please congratulate our team members for representing our college so admirably.

To learn more about SF’s Model UN team, contact advisors Dr. Vilma Fuentes (352-395-5030) or Dr. David Price, (352-395-5)8345834).

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Front Row: Jonathan Ovalle, Simon Persico, Xavier Heredia, Cardwell Hannabas and Francisco Garrido.

Second Row: Maria Antonieta Ramirez, Britney Davis, Angela Kim, Nathalie Dos Santos, Michael Condra, Joanna Douglas, Veronica Fuentes, Dr. Vilma Fuentes and Gregory Cohen. (Not pictured: Edwin Sumner and Suzanne Santos).