Model United Nations Club
Nuclear Proliferation: Some countries have nuclear weapons, others would like to have them, including countries that support groups linked to terrorists organizations. How can the countries of the world monitor this lethal threat?
Human Rights: There are many belief systems in the world, some of which might be less progressive in their ideas than others. What can we do to make sure that, even in the most restrictive environment, the basic rights of human beings are not being ignored.
Genocide: Eliminating groups of people according to their race, culture, religious affiliation, etc. are all considered genocide. Following WWII’s Holocaust, the modern world came to an agreement to put a label and define this act in order to take steps to prevent it. Unfortunately, even within the last decade or so, it continues to be a problem in countries like Rwanda , Sudan, and other parts of the world. How do we recognize and stop this heinous act from reoccurring?
If these and other Global issues get you motivated to take action, if debating these issues from the standpoint of a different nation, for example Russia, sounds like a challenge you would like to pursue, join the NPA Model United Nations Club!
Our Club usually meets once a week, debating the issues listed above and many others. We spend time researching other countries, examining their stance on these issues, giving us a more global prospective of the world.
Club members have represented the countries of Cuba, Japan and Rwanda this year. The students involved in the past have gone to conference at University of Arizona in Tucson. Some of those students have continued to pursue these interests in their college coursework competing in Chicago at schools such as Harvard.
During these mock conferences you will represent your countries standpoint, arguing its perspective, and trying to resolve issues that are currently pagueing the world. We meet with individuals of other schools representing other nations who will be arguing from their countries point of view. Each year we will also have representation in the Historical Security Council, giving us an opportunity to closely examine such events as the Cuban Missile Crisis, Rwandan genocide, 1993 Somalia, etc.
Supporting humanitarian efforts, like disaster relief when the 2004 Tsunami occurred, Model United
Nations club raised money to benefit UNICEF, an organization within the United Nations that aids children in
multiple ways, We intend to continue supporting such worthy causes in the future.
Model United Nations Club involvement is not only a challenge for you as a student, but is seen as a prestigious undertaking comparable to Acadeca by many universities.
If this sounds like something you are interested in participating in, contact Mrs. Schorey (room 208) for information on how you can be a part of this.