Model UN
Hamilton Huskies
Sponsor(s) / Coach(es): Sherrie Hendricks  Jennifer Pollnow     
Phone: 480-883-5095

Student leaders: Maria Gonzalez and Rachel Kan Co-Presidents
Meet times, days: 2:20 -3:15 p.m., Mondays
Location: C208


About Model UN...
Model UN is a simulation of the United Nations. This club is for the student interested in discussing world issues in a fun and competitive manner – however, the focus of MUN is cooperation, diplomacy, negotiation, and compromise. Students are asked to represent nations in the UN and to interpret a given problem as though they are diplomats from that country. It is an opportunity for students to put themselves in the “shoes” of someone from another country and become an advocate for the position of people from that country based on the research that the student will do.

Due to our competitions, teams are set by the end of August, so students need to join by then.


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    Hamilton Model United Nations

     We are gearing up for a great year.  Our first meeting for 2024-2025 is Monday, August 5, in room C208.  We will introduce the club and how it operates along with how to be involved.

     


    The Model United Nations club is one of the top academic clubs here at Hamilton.  We focus on world and current events in academic competitions against other high schools.  In Model UN, each student is assigned a country to research and then is given several problems in which to present solutions.  Students are scored on their ability to be a delegate and how they represent their country as well as on the papers they write and present.
     
    Our first competition will be at Westwood High School on Saturday, October 26, 2024 for ALL of our novice/beginning members. It is the best opportunity to practice the skills you will learn in our club meeting times. Last year we took home many of the awards.  We will cover the fee for all novices attending.
     
    We may also be participating in the SunMUN at ASU in November.  They are equipping the delegates of the conference with training workshops, feedback sessions, unique committees, and more.  Sign-ups will start right at the beginning of school and there is a $65 delegate fee for attending/competing.
     
    Our main conference is held at Mesa Community College in early spring. Next year's conference dates are in late February/early March 2025.   This is our only mandatory conference and is the one we spend time prepping during club meetings.  Delegate fee for this is $75. 
     
    We are also planning on attending an out-of-state conference that you can choose to pay for and attend.  You should plan on getting friends/family to help by utilizing tax credit to help anyone who wants to compete, and there will be extra cost for traveling.
     
    This past school year on February 2024 at the Mesa Community College (MCC) Sonoran Desert Conference, we took home 16 distinguished delegate awards as well as several awards for policy papers, top diplomat and top delegate awards. A great performance by all students and student "chairs" of the committees.    We took home two of the best country awards:  3rd place Finland and second place CHINA (only 1.6 points behind 1st).
     
    If you would like to know more about the club, please contact  Mrs Hendricks in room C208 or emaiil her at hendricks.sherrie@cusd80.com.  
     

    MEETINGS 

    Our first meeting of the 24-25 school year is Monday, August 5.  We start our meetings in Mrs. Hendricks' room, C208, every Monday at 2:20 for the General Meeting.   Next, you will go to your committee meeting (held in various classrooms) where you will learn speaking, writing, and diplomacy skills and are given the opportunity to learn and practice becoming a strong delegate.  We meet from 2:20 through 3:10 from August through February. Come join us!  Your leaders will explain everything and be sure you are prepared AND have fun.  Deadline to pay is August 31.  Cost is $100 and includes registration for the MCC conference and the $25 club fee.  Pay online and bring us a copy of your receipt and completed club permission slip. Additional cost for ASU and our out of state trip.

     
    Leaders:
     
     
    Sponsors:
    Mrs. Hendricks
    Mrs. Pollnow
     
    Model UN research workshop  Check this out for hints on research for position papers.
     
     
    2024-2025 TOPICS

    General Assembly
     
    Genocide and mass atrocities

     

    First Committee

    New Generation of Nuclear Weapons and Power Plants  (should we be developing this?)

    Maritime Security  (piracy - like with Yemen Sunnis and the Houthi)

     

    International Organization for Migration Committee

    Developing and Ensuring Safe Migration Pathways (source, transition, and destination countries)

    Addressing and Needs of Forcibly Displaced People (internally displaced and foreign refugees)

     

    Food and Agriculture Organization Committee

    Reducing the Impact of Conflict on Food Chains (an example is famines in war zones)

    Climate-smart Agriculture for a More Sustainable Future (using tech to increase yield, use of drones)

     

    Human Rights Council

    Addressing Displacement Due to Environmental Degradation (climate change)

    Mitigating the Impact of Disruptions to Education (war zones, past pandemics)

     

    Committee on the Status of Women

    Protecting and Promoting the Roles of Women in Food Systems (women doing disproportionate hard work)

    Ensuring Access to Services for Victims of Human Trafficking

     

    Security Council

    Issues to be selected by delegates

     

    International Court of Justice

     

    C 24

     

    World Press

     

     
     
     
     



Last Modified on February 19, 2024