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Model United Nations Assembly

The assembly is about building bridges of goodwill for world peace and understanding through a personal involvement in the acceptance of situations that reflect the opinion of ‘adopted’ countries. Students in Years 10 & 11 are challenged by the opportunities of extended research, debating and public speaking skills by addressing a wide range of contemporary and world-focused issues.
M.U.N.A. simulates the workings of the U.N. assembly by having teams of two students represent a particular U.N. country. Topics are debated on matters of world political and social concern. It is held over a week-end to give sufficient time for all participants to become involved. The main aim is to develop an awareness of the United Nations in students as well as international situations of other countries and to encourage students to study topics from another country’s perspective.

Students will be given topics well in advance. Resolutions cover issues such as Education, Environmental Health, Human Rights, Nuclear Proliferation, Poverty, Terrorism and World Peace. Delegates must express the views of the countries they are representing and not their own or those views of Australia. Students are also encouraged to wear the appropriate costume of their allocated country and have fun dressing up.

The objective is to encourage young people to learn respect and tolerance for people of all races, religions and nationalities. They do this by debating U.N. topics from their given countries perspectives.

The “live in” format that this district has adopted helps the participants develop relationships and form friendships with other young people and encourages them to share their thoughts and views with others.

Prizes/certificates are presented to:

  • Best Debater - Male
  • Best Debater – Female
  • Best Debating Team – Winner and Runner-up
  • Best Costume x 2

Best debating team is also sponsored (by District MUNA) to attend the National (Canberra Sunrise) MUNA (all expenses paid - eg travel, registration accommodation) accompanied by a MUNA committee member.

District 9800 MUNA Website

If you would like to participate please contact:

Rotary Club of Bendigo Sandhurst
New Generations Director Kate Jelliff
Mail: P.O. Box 1122, Bendigo 3552
Mobile: 0417 113 915

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