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IX Annual Session (2009)


The Helsinki International Model United Nations IX Annual Session was held at Kulosaari Secondary School on May 5-6th, 2009. The theme was 'Peace & Development'.

Mr Secretary General Ilmari Perälä listening to the Security Council debate
Mr Secretary General Ilmari Perälä listening to the Security Council debate

In the 2009 we introduced the International Court of Justice to provide a more demanding forum for the upper secondary school students. The International Court of Justice dealt with the case concerning Pedra Branca, Middle Rock and South Ledge (Malaysia vs Singapore). Two pairs of advocates researced the case, introduced their written evidence, examined and cross examined witnesses and waited nervously for the judges to complete their deliberation. The deliberation, which was held behind closed doors, was a very intense discussion between the judges when they decided about the case.

Mr Deputy Secretary General Niklas Begley speaking about the situation in Myanmar to the Security Council delegates
Mr Deputy Secretary General Niklas Begley speaking about the situation in Myanmar to the Security Council delegates