The Metro Detroit Model United Nations Organization attended the SouthEast Michigan Model United Nations Association (SEMMUNA) Conference on Saturday. Held at Brighton High School, the conference featured over 20 schools in over 13 different committees.
The MeDMUN organization, led by Undersecretary General of the Regional Bodies, Sydney McKinstry, led around 25 delegates in a simulation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The delegates argued over the situation of refugees in the Mediterranean. Areas of particular focus and disagreement were the resettlement of refugees from Greece and Italy to Northern European countries and what actions should be taken to help reduce the number of deaths in the Mediterranean. All in all, the delegates had a great time, passing several resolutions and learning more about the critical situation in the Mediterranean.