Montessori Model United Nations (https://www.montessori-mun.org/)
“An Experience of a Life Time” - March 8th-13th, 2016 in New York, NY
MMUN In Brief….
The goal of the Montessori Model United Nations is
to inspire youth. 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 to 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 labor, the environment, food and
hunger, economic development and globalization. Model UN delegates also
look closely at the needs, goals and foreign policies of the countries
they will represent at the event. The insights they gain from their
exploration of history, geography, culture, economics and science
contribute to the authenticity of the simulation.
When they arrive at the MMUN Conference students
transform themselves into UN Ambassadors and assume the rights and
responsibilities of world leaders. Their imaginations propel them to
collaboratively create resolutions to our world’s most pressing problems
which are then presented in the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York. MMUN encourages students to know that they can make a difference.
What the Students accomplish:
· Write a position paper using MLA format and prepare an opening speech on topics including:
Developing Sustainable Energy, Cooperation on Access to Water
Resources, Universal Primary Education, Reducing Child Mortality,
Preservation of Heritage Languages, Promoting Peace through Sport
· Organize their research, position papers, and opening speeches in a research portfolio.
· Understand the United Nations, its rules of procedure, and how to write resolutions.
· Interact with 100’s of Montessori students representing more than 9 different countries.
· Develop a presentation on their experiences to share with contributors, community members, fellow students etc.
For more information contact Mr. Wridt (firstname.lastname@example.org)