The 13th Palestinian Model United Nations Conference at RFS concluded triumphantly after three days of intense simulation, debates, and dialogue! Over 800 brilliant minds, aged 13-18, gathered at the school's Upper Campus to address the theme of "Rebuilding from Rubble" in Gaza and other global locations. 

The conference was organized in strategic partnership with the Bank of Palestine and Ramallah Municipality and sponsored by Platinum Sponsor Jawwal/Paltel, Golden Sponsor Palestine Pharmaceutical Company (bpc), and Silver Sponsor National Beverage Company CocaCola (nbc).
The conference also received generous contributions from RFS parents/friends Amin Qort, Ammar Aker, Tareq Natsheh, Talal Nasserldeen, Rana Abu Yousef, Ruba Masrouji, and their families.

More than 800 students from 11 high schools in the West Bank and Jerusalem, gathered for three days of meetings and discussions on world issues as in any other Model UN conference. The student-led conference is a tradition RFS holds dear and is proud to see grow every year. Almost 150-200 of the participants are involved in direct organization of the event.

Both the commencement and closing ceremonies took place at the Ramallah Cultural Palace. The distinguished guest of honor, Mr. Hussam Zomlot, Head of the Palestinian Mission to the United Kingdom, delivered his address during the opening ceremony via video conference.

The opening ceremony was graced by the presence of Mr. Tor Wennesland, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, who also shared his insights with the students.

Under the theme of “Rebuilding from Rubble”, fifteen committees were held over the weekend and included the General Assembly, Arab League, Security Council, WHO, International Court of Justice, UNRWA, UNICEF, ECOSOC, and UN Women. Participating students are assigned which states to represent, and current international issues are chosen to be debated.

The Model United Nations (MUN) is an educational activity aimed at teaching high school students about diplomacy, international relations, debate, and other skills. The activity is a simulation of the United Nations and usually discusses current world issues. Each student is assigned a different state, a member of the UN, to represent in the various assemblies and meetings. The first Palestinian MUN conference was planned and organized by RFS students more than ten years ago.*