UNSW Law students awarded top honours at the 10th Model UN in China

Between 8-10th November 2013 Nesha Balasubramanian, Ben Cheung, Harj Narulla and Ashna Taneja represented UNSW Law and the Australian Human Rights Centre as the Cuban delegation attending the 10th China National Model United Nations Conference held at  Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China, assisted by their Faculty Adviser, Professor Jill Hunter. 

The UNSW Law team joined over 460 university students from all corners of China to debate the confronting and challenging issues associated with the Elimination and Prevention of All Forms of Violence against Women and Girls. The UNSW team, the only delegation from outside China/Hong Kong, was sponsored by the Australian Human Rights Commission who supported the event under the China-Australia Human Rights Technical Cooperation Program. Our students were exceptionally successful, winning 5 awards – Best Delegate to Ben Cheung, Outstanding Delegate awards to Nesha Balasubramanian and Ashna Taneja, as well as awards as an Outstanding Delegation and Best Position Paper. These are remarkable achievements. We congratulate them all. 

The team and the Australian Human Rights Centre wishes to thank the Australian Human Rights Commission for their support of the conference and sponsorship of the UNSW delegation with special heartfelt thanks to the Commission’s Ms Natasha de Silva, Deputy Director, International Programs for her support and hosting of the UNSW delegation. 

Pictured above from left to right: Nesha Balasubramanian, Harj Narulla, Ashna Taneja and Ben Cheung.