Best Delegation at Montreal United Nations 2020
The Lyceum’s Model UN Team showed remarkable character and drive in persevering at the Montreal United Nations Conference where they claimed Best Delegation. This team had students working in the wee hours of the night and balancing their tests, whilst also being the most independent bunch of students I have ever worked with as a Coach. Truly a remarkable achievement and a display of teamwork that embodies the Lyceum ethos through and through. Insha’Allah a start to a great year!
– Humza Nadeem Jami
“Dream… your beginnings maybe humble but prosperous will be your future”
The Lyceum Debate Team started off as a dream and today is a name that sends chills every time you hear it. We’re not just a team, we are a legacy and a family.
The start of this year brought an inevitable gloom and the prospect of any online MUNs seemed quite daunting. The Montreal United Nations Conference was no different. Competing against delegates from 45 countries, on an international platform was not an easy task, but the only thing that kept us going was this team. The sense of belonging coupled with endless messages and never-ending zoom calls was what enabled each of us to overcome our personal fears and challenge whoever stood against us.
The rules of procedure were quite different to what we were traditionally used to and adapting to them was not easy at all but all of us had a responsibility. A common responsibility to challenge all odds and perform to the best of our abilities. Despite the odds being stacked against us, the challenges were nothing insurmountable to the dedicated members of the team. It was never about our individual interest but always about the team. Maybe that’s why when “Best Delegation” was announced, all of us were truly euphoric. That night it was not 23 kids from Lyceum that won. It was one team, one body and one soul. The Red Army.
And this is just the beginning.”
– Javeria Ehtesham and Rayyan Ikram
We are incredibly proud of the entire team:
United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)
United Nations High Commission Refugees (UNHCR)
World Food Programme (WFP)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Hall of Fame link button: https://www.m-unc.org/hall-of-fame