Hamilton Model United Nations
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 October 31 for our novice members. Due to Covid-19 this competition will be held virtually. It is the best opportunity to practice the skills you will learn in our club meeting times. Last year we took home 6 out of 8 awards.Our main conference is held at Mesa Community College in early spring. In 2019 we took home many awards for best paper, best delegate, and best diplomat, we also won the best country award. In February 2020 at Mesa Community College (MCC), we took home 29 distinguished delegate awards as well as multiple awards for policy papers, top diplomat and top delegate awards. Our country of France took home the top country award. A fantastic performance by all 64 students. This year's Mesa MUN conference will be February 2021.If you would like to know more about the club, please contact Mrs Hendricks in room N 105 or emaiil her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VIRTUAL MEETING INFORMATION:
Here is the link to the MUN Microsoft Team so you can join us on Mondays at 2:30! You have to join using your school email so be sure to log in with that, and it will open a new tab.
If the link above does not work, click this link to join the MUN Microsoft Teams! It will open a new tab.https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3adb4313a7c5214de9ad2693e01df4dced%40thread.tacv2/conversations?groupId=bfe031a1-2d3e-4c02-89ca-04bcc93f3909&tenantId=307e1cdb-266c-4d6d-b59a-ece36cf4bc40
Here is the link you can copy and paste into your browser to watch our first/Intro meeting.
https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/d6ecb5f1-c4cd-4d8a-94ea-ed8307855db0We usually start our meetings in Mrs. Hendricks' room, N 105, every Monday starting at 2:20, but we will meet virtually this first quarter at least. Next, you will "go" to your committee meeting where you will learn speaking, writing, and diplomacy skills and are give the opportunity to learn and practice becoming a strong delegate. We meet from 2:30 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 and join is August 31. Cost is $60 and includes registration for the MCC conference and the $10 club fee. Pay online and send us a copy/photo of your receipt and club permission slip.Leaders:Ria Manathkar, Christine Lee, Matthew Layne, Thilina Balasooriya, Manvi Harde, Shriya Shah, Candice DeCuna, Alexis PowellSponsors:Mrs. HendricksModel UN research workshop Check this out for hints on research for position papers.2020-2021 TOPICS
Improving worker's rights
Managing and preserving natural resources while reducing waste generation
Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
Measures to combat deforestation and desertification
Measure to address organized crime
United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA)
Promoting sustainable and environmentally sound urbanization
Addressing marine pollution in light of SDG 14
Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
Ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights and eliminating all forms of harmful practices against women and girls
Promoting the economic and political empowerment of women
World Health Organization (WHO)
Strengthening food secrity and food production systems in relation to nutrition
Strengthening efforts to achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all