Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA)
What is MUNA (Model United Nations Assembly)?
MUNA simulates the workings of the United Nations Assembly by having teams of two or three senior students represent a particular U.N. country in debates on matters of world political and social concern.
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 are challenged by the opportunities to extend research, join in debates and speak in public and address a wide range of contemporary, world-focussed issues.
Usually the assembly is held over a weekend with delegates being billeted by the host Rotary club. The UWS Auditorium is used to re-create the U.N. Assembly Chamber with nameplates, flags and national costumes being encouraged. A formal dinner is held on the Saturday evening.
Proceedings begin with each team delivering a statement on the political structure and policy of the country represented. The Assembly then debates resolutions supplied to each team in advance. On Sunday teams present their own resolutions for debate. The Assembly is chaired and judged by Rotarians, prizes being awarded for the best overall representation, the best contribution to a world peace and the best national costume.
Rotary clubs, in conjunction with the local high school, sponsor teams to attend MUNA. There is a nomination fee, usually paid by the club. Transport to/from the venue may become a club responsibility also.
MUNA is a low cost, easily organised activity which has many benefits for participants both students and participating Rotarians.
What is Rotary?
ROTARY is a worldwide organisation of more than 1.2 million business and professional men and women who are acknowledged leaders in their communities and who put the ideal of service into action. Rotarians are pledged to maintain high ethical standards in their vocations and to serve their own communities as they advance international understanding and peace.
Rotary Club of Liverpool West
PO Box 251, Liverpool BC, NSW, Australia 1871
John Pillay 0428-443-580
Alvan Freeman 0401-717-104