Friday, January 27, 2012

United Nations Conference Preparations Under Way

Model UN Meeting Human rights, food security, the use of child-soldiers and nuclear disarmament are being researched as students at several schools prepare for May's Regional Junior Model United Nations Conference.
Schools involved include Grant K-8 School; Lewis,Wangenheim and Mann middle schools; and Scripps Ranch and Patrick Henry High schools.

An academic simulation of the United Nations, Junior Model United Nations educates participants about civics, current events, effective communication, globalization and multilateral diplomacy. Participants research a country, take on roles as diplomats, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems.

The two-day conference, schedule for May 30-31 at the University of San Diego, encourages study of United Nations principals of democratic life, such as respect for the rule of law, civil discourse, the peaceful competition of ideas, and consensus-building and consensus-conversion through international governing institutions.

If you or your school is interested in participating in the San Diego Regional Model United Nations Conference, please contact Anne Anthony at or visit our website at