Model United Nations
The Montessori Model United Nations Club is an activity that prepares students to act as UN delegates at a conference with other students from around the world. MMUN students formulate, present, debate, and revise positions on current issues that are affecting people of the world. By assuming the perspectives of a citizen of their selected countries, MMUN students not only develop an understanding of the needs and rights of others, but also learn the respect the cultures, the political views, and the belief system of others.
Taking on their ambassadorial roles in a Model UN simulation, students research the issue that their UN committees will address. Model UN participants learn how the international community acts on its concerns about topics including peace and security, human rights, the rights of the child, child labour, the environment, food and hunger, economic development and globalisation.
This year the conference took place in Rome, Italy from April 25 - 28, 2017. They took two teams; one to participate in the Upper Elementary Conference (Years 5-7) and one to take part in the Middle Years Conference (Years 8 & 9). The conferences took place at the same time in the same venue, though the students researched and debated different issues.
- For further information please click on the link which will take you to a blog site - MUN Blog