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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 and Sunday 15th August 2021, with a participants briefing and resolution selection activity on the evening of Friday 13th August.
 
The Rotary Club of Canberra Sunrise has reached out to Rotary Districts and Clubs and schools that have been involved in past years with an Expression of Interest request in late May.  If your District, Club or school has not received this advice, or not yet submitted an Expression of Interest, please do so as soon as possible using this form - https://form.jotform.co/80417365153858.
 
Detailed planning for the event is progressing well and we expect to have further information available around the end of June and to open registrations in early 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 or three 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.