Every school has a precious event that they pride themselves in. For Bahrain Bayan School, that event is the Bayan Model United Nations conference. Our continued excellence in the organisation of this conference year after year has made us one of the most successful and most prominent Model United Nation’s hosts in the country. It is this display of excellence that has also propelled us to become the first conference in the country to be affiliated by The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN) and therefore recognised internationally. We are also only the 6th country in the region to have received such an honour.
This conference has attracted students from different schools from around the nation for the past several years. The Bahrain Bayan School selects a group of highly devoted students to both organise and participate in this annual event and never fails to reach and surpass the heights it sets year after year since its creation in 2009. This year, the conference will not only attract national students, but also be recognised internationally,aiming to make this event an even more comprehensive learning experience.
Model United Nations conferences are essentially a simulation of the actual United Nations, bringing together students from different backgrounds and opinions to debate world wide issues over the course of two days. Students are expected to keep a diplomatic front and to speak eloquently and professionally in front of other students, debating controversial issues whilst providing solutions to them. Students develop excellent public speaking skills, and learn how to negotiate diplomatically in an intellectual and social environment that enables them to shine.
Each year students aim to develop this conference even further, setting new objectives and goals for the success of the conference. The Bayan Model United Nations
2013 was a new milestone for the BayMUN conference as it was the sixth annual conference that opened new doors and opportunities for the conference. In that year The Hague Model United Nations Foundation (THIMUN) affiliated BayMUN into its program, not just to maintain its local standard but also to make the event a conference of international caliber and recognition. Bahrain Bayan School students invested their time and effort to turn this conference from a local event to an event with a global outreach.
The conference is expected to involve participation from several international schools in the future and with a sole purpose of constant development, BayMUN VII hopes to raise the bars even higher, by creating a conference of even higher quality and superiority. In addition, our hopes for the event wont stop there and Bayan School students who are involved in this conference are also preparing for the conferences in the years to follow, ensuring to develop a steady and sustainable conference, one that can build a household name as an event of great expectations. These are all small steps into building a global event, one that will raise Bahrain on the global hierarchy for development, all through the efforts of the Bahrain Bayan School community, its staff and its devoted and dedicated students.
The BayMUN (THIMUN Affiliated) Team.