Latest News:  Update as at 13th September

Unfortunately , the Rotary Club of Canberra Sunrise Board has taken the decision to cancel the 2021 National MUNA event.  The Board and the MUNA organising committee are very disappointed to have to do this, but feel there is little option available this late in the year and with the continuing COVID restrictions in place across many states and territories.
 
We do wish to thank all Rotarians, teachers and others involved supporting the teams that had registered and in particular those Districts that managed to conduct their own MUNA events in this difficult year.  We look forward to being able to announce next years arrangements with some confidence early in 2022.
 

Latest News:  Update as at 12th August

Virtual MUNA 2021 Event Deferred

As a result of the ACT going into a seven day lockdown resulting from a COVID-19 case being identified in our community, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the virtual national MUNA event to another date to be advised. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

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Update as at 28th July

MUNA 2021 - A Virtual Event

 
National MUNA is back!  But with a difference.  To ensure the safety and well being of all participants at this time when COVID-19 impacts are still presenting significant challenges, the 2021 National Model United Nations Assembly will be held virtually.  
 
The virtual MUNA 2021 will be held on Saturday 14th August 2021, with a participants briefing and Administration session of the Assembly on the evening of Friday 13th August.  Note that this year the event has been reduced to five sessions debate in a single day as a result of the lower than normal number of participating teams and to optimise the experience for participating teams.
 
Registrations are open.  The e-registration form is available here: https://form.jotform.com/211838480021853.  Registrations will close on the 30th of July.  
 
Please contact MUNARegistrar@gmail.com for further information.

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MUNA, the Model United Nations Assembly, is based on a continuing successful project, originally organised by the Rotary Club of Forbes, NSW, which has now been adopted by Rotary Districts and is enthusiastically supported by the United Nations.  Many Rotary Districts run their own MUNA event each year.  National MUNA brings together winners of District MUNA events and some other teams to debate United Nations related issues in the National Capital.

Each participating team is sponsored by a Rotary Club or District.  Teams are made up of two Year 11 or 12 students, with each team representing a nation at a simulated Model United Nations Assembly. Teams debate topics of international concern such as world peace, environmental issues and human rights over two days at the Museum of Australian Democracy (old Parliament House).

Before attending, students will have familiarised themselves with the nation they represent by studying its history, politics, economics, people, geography, international alignment and real life stance on world affairs. Where the nation selected by a team has an Embassy or High Commission in Canberra, teams are encouraged to make contact with them to request a visit, or alternatively to seek information on the country's position relevant to the issues relating to MUNA topics. A number of Embassies and High Commissions look forward to assisting the students and we encourage teams to make contact with their selected nation's Embassy, High Commission or Consulate. 

BENEFITS: - The students develop an awareness of the working of the United Nations and of the country that they are representing. They have an opportunity to practice and develop their public speaking and debating skills, and gain a better understanding of the international positions of other countries.