April 13, 2009
Luther students were awarded the "Certificate of Accomplishment" and the "Outstanding Delegation Award" for their exceptional representation of France at the 19th annual American Model United Nations International Conference in Chicago, Ill., Nov. 22-25, 2008.
Eighty-five schools and two Model United Nations societies attended the 2008 conference with more than 1,400 students, faculty and young professionals from across the United States and around the world.
From a selection of 95 countries represented at the conference, Luther College was one of six countries to receive the "Certificate of Accomplishment" for their position paper representing the country of France. In position papers, delegations are asked to submit positions on three primary topics given at the conference and two or three topics most important to their represented countries.
Luther was also awarded the "Outstanding Delegation Award" for their exceptional representation of France in the Historical Security Council. One winner is chosen for this award from each of the 10 committees present at the conference.
Founded in 1989, the American Model United Nations Inc. is a non-profit organization that strives to provide highly realistic simulations of the United Nations to give students an unparalleled learning experience.