DIMUN VIII kicks off at Dulwich College Beijing

More than 300 students gathered to brainstorm today's tough issues

This story was provided by Dulwich College Beijing.

Last week marked the beginning of DIMUN VIII at Dulwich College Beijing. Over 300 students from thirteen different schools in Asia came together to draft resolutions and solve pressing issues ranging from reducing the industrial impact on marine biodiversity to addressing the conflict in Kashmir.

The end result was truly impressive: 804 speeches and 1,625 points of information were made in just the short span of three days. This year at DIMUN, an entirely student-initiated and student-led event, we were extremely privileged to host the first female British Ambassador to China, Dame Barbara Woodard DCMG OBE, as the honoured keynote speaker for the opening ceremony.

Considering how driven the delegates were during the conference, they were undoubtedly inspired by her insightful presentation. The conference this year was especially innovative, using new technologies such as digital amendment systems and online resolution viewing to reduce the use of paper.

Even as DIMUN VIII came to a close, the lasting effects of this remarkable three-day conference did not end. DIMUN has been a unique experience for delegates to engage in the global community and our students look forward to seeing everyone back next year for DIMUN IX!

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