Yongsan, Seoul, Republic of Korea –
Commander Robert J. Watt, chief of staff of United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission talked to students participating in Model United Nations at Yongsan International School of Seoul about the history of the Armistice and UNC’s contributions to South Korea.
Watt covered the UNC’s role during the Korean War, history of the Armistice and cooperation between UNC the Republic of Korea-U.S. Alliance. He also emphasized the participating countries’ contribution to security and peace in Korean peninsula.
“I didn’t realize that such close relations were made between UNC and ROK-U.S. Alliance, and I was pleased to know how they actually conduct operations throughout the Korean peninsula,” said Soumin Shin, Model United Nations student from YISS.
The MUN is a club where students represent each U.N. country and discuss a topic they have been assigned. Students also prepare for an annual conference outside the peninsula. The last conference was held at Brown University.
Watt discussed his vivid experiences working in the Joint Security Area and the Demilitarized Zone which caught the attentions of students. Students learned about the important role UNC still plays in maintaining the Armistice on the Korean Peninsula and how it supports security and stability in the region.