MUNA

MUNA Details
WHEN: Sat. 20th May 2017
TIME: 9AM sharp -4PM
WHERE: NSW PARLIAMENT HOUSE
COST: $390 EARLY BIRD (before 31st March)
            $430 (after 31st)
CLOSE: Friday 14th April 2017.
 
 
MUNA - Model United Nations Assembly

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Welcome to the Home of the Rotary District 9675 Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA)

 Details of MUNA (Model United Nations Assembly - see side panel on left)

What is MUNA?

MUNA is an annual event that is part of an International Rotary project to educate senior high school students (years 10 - 12) on the United Nations organisation and its vital commitment to world peace, in addition to health, education and living standards around the world.  

The event provides an excellent forum for students to develop and practice their public speaking skills whilst debating on topical world issues.

MUNA is held in many Rotary Districts around Australia.  The team that places first in MUNA in our district will be invited to compete at the Australian National MUNA at the Old Parliament House in Canberra (with financial support from Rotary).

PRE-WORK

Each Team Will Be Allocated a Country

Teams will be notified by email  of the 2017 resolutions and which country they have been allocated before the event. 

 Countries will be allocated to teams across the following 'voting blocs'.  It will be important to know your fellow bloc members so you can form allies to help develop debating tactics.

Asian Group 
(12 Countries)

African Group 
(12 Countries)

Eastern European Group 
(7 Countries)

Latin American and Caribbean States 
(7 Countries)

Western European and others 
(7 Countries)

 

Download & Read The MUNA Participant Manual + Download the Student Permission Form

Please ensure signed student permission forms are submitted for all team members before MUNA.  Permission forms can be submitted as scanned files or photos of the signed form.

Research Your Country, Form a Stance on Each Resolution, & Choose Your National Costume

Participants are encouraged to do as much research on your country as possible to improve their understanding of the country and its issues that relate to the 2017 resolutions.  

Use your research to form a stance on each resolution, and propose any amendments to 1-2 resolutions for open debate at MUNA.  Be prepared to argue your position on each resolution and any of your amendments so you can convince the assembly to vote in your favour.

Participants are also strongly encouraged to adopt their country’s national dress to add to their presentations.  There will be a separate award to the team with the most appropriate / interesting national dress.

Indicate Your Stance “For” or “Against” Each Resolution, Propose 1-2 Amendments to Resolutions, & Prepare Your Arguments

You will be able to select your speaking preferences and suggest amendments. Please start your research and form your stances before submitting any speaking preferences or amendments.