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National MUNA 2019 will take place from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August 2019 at the Museum of Australian Democracy in Canberra.  

Great news - MUNA 2019 registrations are now open!  The first step in the process is to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) using the EOI e-form.  The Expression of Interest ensures that the organising committee are aware of your intent to register, and allows us to distribute additional information as required. From this year the registration form will no longer be directly available.  The sponsoring Rotary District or Club will need to fill in an EOI to receive the link to a Registration Form. 

Please submit the EOI as early as possible - it is a short form and sets the registration process in motion.  You do not need the full details of the team members and counsellor to submit an EOI.  Further information to assist with your registration is provided at the How to Register 2019 tab on the left hand side menu.

Registrations will close on 30 June.

Note that documents identified in the left hand side menu with '2018' in their title relate to last years event.  These will be updated closer to the event.  

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MUNA, the Model United Nations Assembly, is based on a continuing successful project, originally organised by the Rotary Club of Forbes, NSW, which has now been adopted by Rotary Districts and is enthusiastically supported by the United Nations.  Many Rotary Districts run their own MUNA event each year.  National MUNA brings together winners of District MUNA events and some other teams to debate United Nations related issues in the National Capital.

Each participating team is sponsored by a Rotary Club or District.  Teams are made up of two or three Year 11 or 12 students, with each team representing a nation at a simulated Model United Nations Assembly. Teams debate topics of international concern such as world peace, environmental issues and human rights over two days at the Museum of Australian Democracy (old Parliament House).

Before attending, students will have familiarised themselves with the nation they represent by studying its history, politics, economics, people, geography, international alignment and real life stance on world affairs. Where the nation selected by a team has an Embassy or High Commission in Canberra, teams are encouraged to make contact with them to request a visit, or alternatively to seek information on the country's position relevant to the issues relating to MUNA topics. A number of Embassies and High Commissions look forward to assisting the students and we encourage teams to make contact with their selected nation's Embassy, High Commission or Consulate. 

BENEFITS: - The students develop an awareness of the working of the United Nations and of the country that they are representing. They have an opportunity to practice and develop their public speaking and debating skills, and gain a better understanding of the international positions of other countries.