MODEL UNITED NATIONS ASSEMBLY (MUNA)

International Exchange & Awareness

APPLICATIONS CLOSED

NEXT EVENT

When | Saturday, 30 April 2022
Where | Tweed Heads Civic Centre, Cnr Brett St and, Wharf St, Tweed Heads NSW 2485
Who | Year 11-12 Students
Cost | TBC
 
 
Closing date for Expressions of Interest will be 30 March 2022 and for Team Registrations will be 6 April 2022.

OVERVIEW

For teams of Year 11-12 students, MUNA is a one day event that encourages them to learn about other nations and to understand and appreciate the workings of the United Nations (UN) while they develop debating skills and gain self-confidence in public speaking.
 
Teams of three students from Year 11 or Year 12 are preferred, but students from Year 10 may be accepted on request from schools, if space permits. The teams select a country; research its history, politics, economics, peoples, international alignment and policies in current world affairs.
 
Having chosen a country, they then debate selected resolutions from each country‚Äôs point of view in a simulated United Nations Assembly.  The debates reproduce genuine UN debates often with a fine flow of rhetoric, points of order, motions of dissent and bloc walkouts!
 
MUNA is actually a United Nations initiative and MUNA events are held throughout the world. The winning team from Rotary District 9640 each year competes in the MUNA Nationals in Canberra in August.

APPLICATION PROCESS

All teams will need to be endorsed by a local Rotary Club who may also be able to provide financial sponsorship to attend. 
 
Applications and resources will be updated in due course.  Please review the process below.
STEP 1
Complete Expression of Interest Form
 
To book a team place, schools should first complete the online Expression of Interest FormThe District team will then be able to advice whether you have been accepted and can move to Step 2.
STEP 2
Complete Team Registration Form (when available)
 
Once accepted for a place at MUNA, you will be invited to complete the Team Registration Form (form to be made available once applications are open)

MUNA RESOURCES

Below are links to resources available to support MUNA -
 
  • MUNA 2021 RESOLUTIONS (2022 resolutions to be updated close to the event.  The 2021 Resolutions may be used for practice purposes)
  • MUNA Letter to Schools (2022 update coming soon)
  • MUNA Letter to Rotary Clubs (2022 update coming soon)
  • Photo Album (2019)

FURTHER INFORMATION

Feel free to email the District Program Chair, Brian Meldrum if further assistance is required.
 
MUNA is proudly supported by Tweed Shire Council