Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA)

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2018 MUNA

In 2018 MUNA will be held on 5 and 6 May at the Victorian Parliament House.

The 2018 MUNA Committee comprises:
Danny Petrie, Glenys Grant, Neil Williams, Jo Lidgerwood, Ian Button, Sarah Byrne, Bernie Millane, Joshua Sim, Joe Somers
Chairman: Andrew Guillaume

For further information and for relevant forms, scroll down the page to Forms and Information.

 

MUNA in 2017

The 2017 Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA) in District 9810 was held on Saturday 6 May and Sunday 7 May 2017 in the Legislative Assembly Chamber of the Victorian Parliament.

For a brief report on the 2017 event, click here to access the MUNA 2017 report

The photo below was taken on Saturday 6 May 2017 on the steps of Parliament House showing the participants in their colourful costumes.

Some History:

MUNA was introduced to Australia in 1980 when Rotary clubs in NSW were invited to sponsor a team of two students to represent a nominated country at an assembly modelled on the format and function of the United Nations. By 1995 five Australian students were sponsored to participate in the MUNA conducted by the Rotary Club of San Francisco as part of the Rotary/United Nations Presidential Conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the United Nations. The purpose of MUNA is to encourage young people to learn about other nations and to understand and appreciate the workings of the United Nations while they develop debating skills and gain self confidence in public speaking. The resolutions to be debated are based on some actually debated by the UN as well as some proposed by the teams. The debates reproduce genuine UN debates often with a fine flow of rhetoric, points of order, motions of dissent and bloc walkouts! MUNA is actually a United Nations initiative and there are a variety of MUNAs held throughout the world. A search of the United Nations website has links to a number of MUNA sites and it would be of particular interest to any participating students.

Click here to search the United Nations website

Forms and information:

The forms below provide information for clubs and schools to assist in commencing preparations for 2017 MUNA event.