RC Canberra Sunrise's flagship annual event, the Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA), was held at the Museum of Australian Democracy this weekend.  68 Year 9-12 students from around Australia came together for a weekend of vigorous and at times, passionate debate over world issues, including protection of human rights while countering terrorism, the Syrian crisis, prevention of proliferation of nuclear weapons on the Korean peninsula and elimination of all forms of violence against women.  Videos, photos and additional information are available on our MUNA Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/D9710NationalMuna/.
All participants in MUNA are winners, coming away with a wonderful experience and better understanding of some of the UN and background to many real world issues.  The following prizes were awarded for the debate:
  • 1st:  Japan - team from St Patricks College, Sutherland; sponsored by Rotary District D9675
  • 2nd: Iran - team from Balwyn High School and Melbourne Girls College; sponsored by Rotary District D9800
  • 3rd:  USA - team from Nossall High School; sponsored by Rotary District D9820
  • Highly Commended:  team from St Peters Anglican College, Batemans Bay, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Batemans Bay
  • Totenhoefer Peace prize: Cuba - team from Hunter School of Performing Arts; sponsored by Rotary District D9670
Congratulations to all participants.  Thanks to the many members of the club, supported by other Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors for making this, the 21st MUNA conducted by RCCS, such a success.