2020 Summer Learning Experience Week 5: Model United Nations

Monday July 27

9:00 AM  –  4:00 PM

July 27-31

Grades 6-12

All MUN programs have common goals:

Providing a deeper understanding of multilateral diplomacy, strengthening negotiating and leadership skills, and improving their ability to anticipate evolving scenarios of complex issues. As in all MUN programs, our participants are required to present as real UN delegates partaking in sessions of various UN committees. Each participant in a committee represents a different country. The delegate must work, faithfully respecting the assigned country’s standpoint, to obtain the approval of documents that favor the assigned country and the collective interest.

Students will tour the museum, learn about contemporary genocides, research current genocides, examine the UN definition on the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, and will hold sessions to evaluate, update, and enforce the Convention, as understood through its definition. An emergency session of the UN will be presented as their culminating project.