2011 The Web: Wiring our World


The 35th annual UNIS-UN Conference, which is a unique collaboration between the United Nations International School (UNIS) and the United Nations, was held on March 3 - 4, 2011, in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations. The theme of the conference was “The Web: Wiring our World.”

In the last decade or so, the Internet has undertaken a key role in every aspect of human life. People all over the world rely on the Internet for information, entertainment, communication, business, social interaction, and many other facets of their lives. The benefits of the development of internet technologies are plenty, but accompanying these benefits are numerous concerns. Regardless of whether it is viewed in a positive or negative light, the advent of the Internet has effectively revolutionized the lives of people in both the developed and developing countries.

The UNIS-UN conference concentrated on the evolving role of the Internet, and its far-reaching implications in different areas of society. The goal of the conference was to provide insight into a phenomenon that society has universally embraced without fully understanding its transformational powers. The conference examined issues such as the role of the Internet in political movements; the moral and ethical questions concerning the privacy of information; the potential use of the Internet during conflicts such as cyber warfare; and on a more theoretical note, how the Internet has affected our thought processes and our worldview.

Working Paper 2011

Visiting Schools

Bermuda The Berkeley Institute, Cedarbridge Academy, Mount Saint Agnes Academy, Saltus Grammar School, Warwick Academy
Canada St. George's School
China Beijing Royal School, Chengdu Experimental Foreign Languages School (West Campus), Chengdu No.12 High School, Chengdu Shude High School, Guiyang No.1 High School, The Second High School Attached to Beijing Normal University, Shanghai Foreign Language School
Finland Helsingin Suomalainen Yhteiskoulu
Germany Alfred Wegener Schule Kirchhain, Altes Kurfuerstliches Gymnasium, Hohe Landesschule Germany, Oberstufenkolleg Bielefeld
Ghana St. Augustine College
India Calcutta International School, Maria's Public School
Jamaica Campion College, Excelsior Community College, Jamaica College, Munro College, Queen's High School, St. Hugh's High School
Japan Haguro High School, Joho High School, Senzoku Gakuen High School, Yamate Gakuin High School, Yokohama Municipal Higashi Senior High School, Yokohama Shogyo High School
Luxembourg International School of Luxembourg
Mexico Colegio Carol Baur (Fundacion Cultural Baur)
Morocco The American School of Tangier
Norway Berg VGS, Oslo Katedralskole
Singapore Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School (Secondary)
Spain Frederic Mistral Tecnic Eulalia
Sweeden Frans Suell High School
Togo British School of Lome
United States Claremont Prep, Houston High School, Lakeridge Highschool, Newark Collegiate Academy, Razi School