Nueva Holds Second MUN Conference

Mar 8, 2017 | Events, Features

Nueva’s Model United Nations (MUN) club organized a conference this year which will give Bay Area students a taste of Nueva MUN.

This year’s topic will be Rights of Stateless People, an increasingly relevant topic in current politics, both in the United States and abroad.

The Nueva approach to MUN is slightly different from the way that most groups run their conferences, according to senior and secretary general Saira Y.

The most notable difference: the first day will be dedicated to teaching procedures and rules for the conference, as there will be many beginner participants. By the end of the day, Saira hopes the participants will start writing resolutions — solutions to the given problem that the delegates believe the countries they are representing would support and consider actionable.

On the second day, the participants will proceed to enact the UN meeting according to the rules and procedures that they learned the previous day. The aim will be to reach a feasible solution for all of the countries.

“We’re all really excited,” Saira said. “The conference was canceled last year for logistic reasons, and we’re happy to be able to put it on this year.”

The conference will run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm March 11th and 12th, and will be open to students in grades 6-11 across the Bay Area.

For more information on the conference, as well as a written versions of the protocols and norms, see the conference’s website, nuevamun.com.

We’re all really excited. The conference was canceled last year for logistic reasons, and we’re happy to be able to put it on this year.

Written by RIKI S.

Written by RIKI S.

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