The United Nations Student Association of John Jay College, a delegation of 17 students, won five awards at the 2013 National Model United Nations Conference. This marks the ninth year in a row that John Jay College of Criminal Justice has received a Delegation Award at the conference. The team was coached by Angelina Pienczykowski, an undergraduate student in the BA International Criminal Justice program, along with faculty adviser Professor Jacques Fomerand of the Political Science Department.
Each year the United Nations Student Association of John Jay College represents a different Member State of the United Nations. This year's assignment was Angola. At the conference, the team earned the Distinguished Delegation Award for its overall performance, Outstanding Position Paper Awards for the committees of: International Atomic Energy Agency Committee, General Assembly Third Committee, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Committee, and Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations of the United Nations Committee.
The John Jay students took on the role as delegates on nine U.N. committees. Delegates deliberated, negotiated, drafted and adopted resolutions and reports on a variety of international issues. Preparation for the conference began in November 2012, during which the students conducted extensive research on aspects of the national, regional and international policies of Angola.
More than 5,000 students attend the NMUN Conference from 29 countries and from over 200 schools. The delegation representing John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the 2013 National Model United Nations Conference consisted of Alketa Korra, Ana Paredes, Angelina Pienczykowski, Denise Batista, Ekrem E. Emeksiz, Imtashal Tariq, James Williams, Jamila Khan, Jenny Chen, John Bae, Kehinde Kehinde, Mateo Garcia, Matthew Johnson, Sabrina Pestel, Scott Leisner, Taniya Dewan, Yumna Khan, Hernan Carvente, Katherine Azcona, Daniel Golebiewski and Popy Begum.
National Model United Nations Conference (NMUN) is a program sponsored by the National Collegiate Conference Association, a nonprofit organization that advances understanding of the United Nations and contemporary international issues. NMUN New York brings more than 5,000 delegates to New York City each spring. Twenty select committees engage students in discussions of current global issues.
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