M.U.N.A. (Model United Nations Assembly)
The committee conducts MUNA on behalf of District. Clubs are invited to nominate senior students to participate in the program designed to build bridges of goodwill and understanding.
MUNA simulates the workings of the UN Assembly by having teams of 2 or 3 students from a number of schools representing different UN countries in debates on matters of world political and social concern.
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 research and debating skills, time management strategies, essential team work processes and gain self confidence in public speaking. 
MUNA in D9670 usually held in May at Muswellbrook. Schools can contact their local Rotary Club or the MUNA Committee at Rotary District 9670. They will need to have a teacher willing to work with a small team of students. Costs to the sponsoring Club will be $400.
Before the debate begins a delegate may deliver a brief address setting out the most important facts about the country he or she represents. The resolutions to be debated are selected from those actually debated by the UN as well as a number of motions proposed by the teams. The debates reproduce genuine UN debates, often with a fine flow of rhetoric, points of order, and motions of dissent and bloc walkouts! 
A selected team is provided the opportunity to compete against teams on a national level in Canberra.   Teams from all Rotary Districts have the opportunity of participation. Once again participants should be invited with their teachers and parents to relate their experience to the sponsoring club. 
For more information about MUNA in your area, contact your local Rotary club. 
 
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