Liger Khmer Model United Nations Conference – 2019

The Khmer Model United Nations conference (Khmer MUN) was hosted on the 11th and 12th of May at the Liger Leadership Academy’s campus. The conference consisted of a total of 60 participants from three schools: Liger Leadership Academy, Cambodia Children Fund, and Happy Chandara. Approximately, 50% of the participants have never had MUN experiences before and are mostly unfamiliar with MUN style debate and research. The theme of this year discussion is “participation not indifference”. The biggest inspiration behind them is to promote participation among the delegates to work together to form an agreement on the global issues that will lead to positive impacts.

Cambodia Children Fund (CCF)’s delegates
Happy Chandara’s delegates
Liger’s participants

With one and half day time, the delegates discussed and debated on topics ranging from the question of repatriation of colonial artifacts, transitioning to renewable energy, tackling food security, rights of children of incarcerated parents, improving air quality around the globe to addressing equality and legal rights for the LGBTQ community. The team has come up with seven different resolutions to all of the topics above: five of which passed with the majority votes from the committee members. All the debate from three committee started off very quiet, due to the majority of the delegates are new, however about an hour after the debate begin, many of the delegates have become inspire and passionate about the resolutions that they’ve started, the debate was on fire! The delegates continued to make speeches and ask many well thought out questions. One of our delegates have made a total of 11 speeches and asked questions 11 times!

Admin Team
Head of Admin, Secretary-General, Deputy Secretary-General (Left to right)
Press Team


Many of the delegates agreed that this conference has allowed them to explore their passion for public speaking, practice converse using a higher Khmer vocabulary, networking with more people, and understanding the role of the diplomats. Although the debate could be very stressful when discussing these sensitive topics such as the LGBTQ rights, many of our delegates believe that it was a valuable experience and something that no kids should be limited to because of their language barrier.

As the Secretary-General of this MUN conference, I am pleased to announce that the conference was a huge success. It has enabled countless opportunities for the participated students to have a more profound understanding and discussion of the world of the United Nations, the critical issues that the world is facing, and the many possible solutions. This has been a great learning experience for me and those who involved. I am hoping that Model United Nations conference in Khmer will be implemented as an annual event among the Khmer speaking schools. 


Video credit: Yanich Khin, a student at the Liger Leadership Academy. 

Photo credit: The Press Team: Sokea, Kimseng, and Yanich



I was honored to be selected as the Head Chair for a Junior General Assembly at the ISPPMUN 2018. In the committee, delegates discussed three different topics: the question of the protection of net neutrality, preserving cultures, and languages, and transition to renewable energy.

Many would expect that chairing for a junior committee with younger delegates would be easier, however, I believe that a junior assembly requires greater focus, attention, and dedication from the chair in order for the committee to run smoothly. Although I was struggling at first to create a comfortable and respectful environment in the committee, I soon figured the way and had ensured that all the delegates are benefiting from the conference.

The experience as the head chair has forced me into a leadership position where I have to be sensitive to the delegate’s need including, helping with writing resolution, providing the necessary information, as well as setting up a friendly and comfortable environment for delegates to share their point of views.

Delegates and chairs of JGA2

Taking part with MUN always allow me to expand my knowledge regarding the United Nations and understanding more of the global current event. I have met many other people my age, whom I could learn and grow from. I am very grateful that I took a chance and applied for this position. It was very challenging, yet, memorable experience.  




I am grateful for the opportunity to participate in the 2017 ISPPMUN once again this year.  This year was my very first time to be selected to serve as a deputy chair of Human Rights Council (HRC). The delegates debated on the topics from protecting civil liberties, racial minorities to basic rights of prisoners. It was my duty as a deputy chair to write a research paper to one of the topics which I wrote about the topic of protection of racial minorities. It was my obligation to ensure that during the conference delegates are comfortable, stay on topic, and the atmosphere within the committee is safe for delegates to take risks delivering speeches and debating controversial issues. It was terrifying at first to be charing to a group of delegates who were mostly older students, however, with a help and mentoring from my kind-hearted head-chair I became very confident, and helpful to my delegates during the conference. Although I made a lot of mistakes, I believe that it was a chance for me to learn from it and to do better next time.

Credit: Samady Sek 

SAIMUN 2017 (Vietnam)

Liger was invited to participate in the SAIMUN 2017 that was hosted by Renaissance International School Saigon, in Vietnam. Throughout the course of two days, I was representing Sweden in the Human Right Council (HRC). In HRC delegates debated on topics from the question of human rights and the administration of juvenile of justice, torture during police custody and pretrial detention, utilizing euthanasia in healthcare systems to, obliterating forced labor, human trafficking, along with removing child labor in all dimensions. Each delegate is required to write one resolution, but delegate can co-submitted as many as possible depend on the country’s position. This opportunity had exposed me to many new experiences such as first time ever traveling out of the country, making new friends, and communicating with people from different nations. 

Euthanasia – Resolution

Credit: JungMin LEE

Credit: Samaday Sek 






This year, Liger is honored to participate in the ISPPMUN 2016. I was the delegate of Australia in the Environmental Commission (EC). Throughout the conference, we’ve debated on various topics from the question of protecting animals rights across borders, deforestation in Southeast Asia, to combatting urban pollution. The other delegates and I, discussed, debated to compromised reasonable solutions based on our country point of view.

The Question of Deforestation in Southeast Asia – Resolution


Credit: Samady Sek



On the October 23 and 24 of 2015, ten of the Liger’s students had participated in the Model United Nation (MUN) which is hosted by the International School of Phnom Penh (ISPP). There were 190 participants from six international schools, including HCMC, Vietnam, and Liger Learning Center. The Liger’s students had a week to prepare for the conference. As the delegates, we need to research and learn about our countries. I was really nervous at first but after reading my policy statement, I felt really good. While debating it was difficult, due to English is my second language. Sometimes, I have the idea but I can’t find the words for it. However, I’ve tried my best to understand and involved with the discussion. Moreover, MUN is the great conference because students can improve their communication skill. I really enjoyed this conference, I will participate again next year!



Gender equality resolution,

FORUM: Junior General Assembly
QUESTION OF: Gender equality within participation in governance
CO SUBMITTERS: Germany, Iran, Ukraine, Luxembourg, Syria and Myanmar

The Junior General Assembly,

Acknowledging the obligation of all states to promote and protect human rights,

Affirming that everyone has the legal rights to take part in government in his or her country,

Noting with approval the important contributions that women have made towards the achievement of representative, transparent and accountable Governments in many countries,

Understanding legislative reforms for women benefit almost all women globally, and therefore, benefits women in government;

Expresses its hopes in which all countries will recognize intersex, genderqueer, and others outside or within the gender binary as legal genders on birth certificates, licenses, and all other documents;

Bearing in mind The Convention on the Politics Rights of Women, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, which outlines a universal level for women’s political right, adopted in 1953, declared for women to participate in the governance of their country,

Pointing out the convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women,

Recalling the six avenues the United Nations identified which may strengthen female participation in governance in a report published by Unicef: Equalization Of Education, quotas for women in government, legislative reforms for women and children, financing sex-responsive budgets, decreasing gender segregation in research/data, and supporting and financing more women empowering movements,

Noting with approval the important contributions that women have made towards the achievement of representative, transparent and accountable governments in many countries,

Regrets that today the average of women working in government is only 15% compared to men, and still face various degrees of inequality in the present;

Taking into account gender quotas established in Rwanda after 1995, in which Rwanda was placed 24th in terms of female representation in governance, Rwanda rose to 1st in female representation in 2003,

Expresses its satisfaction that women have improved their economic opportunities in recent years;

Supports the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and Beyond, Goal 3 for Promote gender equality and empower women, and states raising women in parliament is obligatory to achieve gender equality;

Accepts women are just as intelligent and capable as men;

Proposes member states to create an international agreement that all countries must have a balance between men and women working in government positions, with a range of 40-60%;

Disapproves of government squandering women’s empowerment movements, instead, hopes for governments supporting and financing movements for gender equality;

Authorizes the act of demanding the representation of women during “peace talks” at the UN conference, performed by Kefah Ali Deeb;

Urges the need to eliminate negative stereotypes and preconceptions on women;

Requests for annual Gender Workplace Equality Assessments to be mandatory in all workplaces globally, assessing at minimum equal wages, equal jobs ratios, gender ratios, safety of women;

Seeks resolution to improve education in rural areas for girls and women;
Encourages for all countries to increase the number of girls in school;

Promotes for countries with less than 30% of all students being female, to abolish educational fees, encourage a financial reward for families who send their children to school

asks for more developed countries to supply foreign aid to less developed countries in order to build schools;

Affirms that women are in desperate need of representation globally and there is a need to bring women’s voices to an international stage.