THE 2019 CENTRAL COAST MUNA EVENT WILL BE HELD AT THE HUB / ERINA FAIR ON THURSDAY, MAY 23 2019
The model united nations assembly (MUNA) is part of Rotary’s ongoing commitment to Youth Development.
MUNA aims to nurture goodwill, world peace and understanding through modelling the debates of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. The concept emerged from a need for young people to express their views on significant and current international issues in an internationally recognised forum.
The combined Rotary Clubs of the Central Coast, with the assistance of the University of Newcastle’s – Central Coast Campus, host this unique one-day event annually on the New South Wales Central Coast.
MUNA simulates the workings of the UN General Assembly by having teams of school students represent member nations of the UN. Students engage in informed and cordial debate on matters of world political and social concern.
Schools can enter at least 1 team and a 2nd team can be entered at the committee's discretion. Each team is comprised of three students from Years 9-12 (two speakers and an advisor).
MUNA provides students with the opportunity to develop their public speaking and debating skills through informed and researched comment on international issues. Preparing for and participating in the event helps young people to foster an empathetic understanding of other nations’ perspectives on global issues.
Some global issues that have informed discussion at past events have included:
Economic Growth and Development
International Peace and Security
Justice and International Law
HELP INSPIRE OUR MUNA DELEGATES .. Online academic skills presentations, by University of Newcastle (UON) Central Coast academics and postgraduate students, are now available.
The video series has been made to engage delegates and elevate their understanding of academic, research, critical argument and presentation skills.