From April 21 to 23, students from 22 schools gathered at St PETER’S to participate in the Singularity Model United Nations Conference (S’MUN2030), a hypothetical simulation of the United Nations set in the year 2030. Organised by the Singularity Foundation and hosted by St PETER’S, the conference aimed to introduce Middle Years and Diploma students to the principles and values of the United Nations, while also providing an opportunity to explore the challenges of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in achieving sustainable development goals.
The conference featured a variety of topics related to AI and its impact on society, including discussions on genetic engineering, future education, and the regulation of AI in the arms industry. The event began with an opening session in the Aula Magna of Abad Oliva University, where students were greeted by speeches from the vice-rector, Sergi Rodríguez López-Ros; Ignacio Corroto, director of MUN in the Classroom, and the director of St Peter’s, Josep Maria Ginjaume.
Throughout the conference, students acted as United Nations delegates, engaging in discussions and debates on pressing global issues. Through this simulation of United Nations institutions, students were able to enhance their skills in diplomacy, dialogue, teamwork, public speaking, conflict resolution, consensus building, cooperation, and leadership.