2019 MODEL UNITED NATION SIMULATION (MUN)

  • 08:00 AM
  • Holy Trinity Activity Center, Stapledon Gardens
  • 242-502-9500

The MUN is a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Rotary International, which serves to simulate the work of the United Nations based on the discussion of timely topics from the perspective of countries being represented. The goal of the MUN in The Bahamas is also to challenge students to showcase accurately the policies, ideals and cultures of countries on which they are modelling themselves in the exercise and, thereby, contribute to the national development of The Bahamas and becoming international citizens.

This year’s simulation will bring together once again a number of secondary schools from across The Bahamas. The following countries registered for participation include:

  • Maldives
  • Haiti
  • South Africa
  • Brazil
  • The Netherlands
  • Costa Rica
  • Canada
  • United States of America
  • The Bahamas
  • Yemen
  • Switzerland
  • Venezuela
  • Australia
  • Israel
  • Sudan
  • Cuba
  • China

The morning session, scheduled to take place from 9:00 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m., will focus on drafting the resolution and the afternoon session will primarily be focused on a speech competition in the form of a United Nations General Assembly debate from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. By tradition, the official opening of the MUN is held at the start of the afternoon session. As such, the presence of the Minister would be welcomed, if the time is suitable.

The theme for this year’s session is, “Water for Life: Ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation”. The resolution is, “Harnessing the sustainable blue economy to meet the global commitment of the 2030 Agenda”. The debate topic, “Water and sanitation are essential to the realisation of all human rights. How should governments prioritise and actualise this – in legislation, policy and practice – in a multidimensional* society (within the contexts of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), particularly SDG-6)?”

The event features fifteen (15) public and private schools from New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco, Long Island, Eleuthera and Acklins. The following participating schools in this year’s simulation:

  • Acklins Central High School
  • Aquinas College
  • C. Sweeting
  • Central Eleuthera High
  • Forest Heights Academy
  • Jack Hayward High
  • Lucaya International School
  • Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Academy
  • NGM Major High
  • North Long Island High
  • Patrick Bethel High School
  • Queen’s College
  • South Andros High School
  • Anne’s High School
  • Augustine’s College
  • Francis de Sales
  • John’s College
  • Sunland Baptist Academy

Should you have additional questions or require additional information, please feel free to contact Foreign Service Officer Ms Kristie Russell, telephone 502-9500, email: kristierussell@bahamas.gov.bs or antoniobutler@bahamas.gov.bs.

The General Public is invited to attend.

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The MUN is a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Rotary International, which serves to simulate the work of the United Nations based on the discussion of timely topics from the perspective of countries being represented. The goal of the MUN in The Bahamas is also to challenge students to showcase accurately the policies, ideals and cultures of countries on which they are modelling themselves in the exercise and, thereby, contribute to the national development of The Bahamas and becoming international citizens.

This year’s simulation will bring together once again a number of secondary schools from across The Bahamas. The following countries registered for participation include:

  • Maldives
  • Haiti
  • South Africa
  • Brazil
  • The Netherlands
  • Costa Rica
  • Canada
  • United States of America
  • The Bahamas
  • Yemen
  • Switzerland
  • Venezuela
  • Australia
  • Israel
  • Sudan
  • Cuba
  • China

The morning session, scheduled to take place from 9:00 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m., will focus on drafting the resolution and the afternoon session will primarily be focused on a speech competition in the form of a United Nations General Assembly debate from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. By tradition, the official opening of the MUN is held at the start of the afternoon session. As such, the presence of the Minister would be welcomed, if the time is suitable.

The theme for this year’s session is, “Water for Life: Ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation”. The resolution is, “Harnessing the sustainable blue economy to meet the global commitment of the 2030 Agenda”. The debate topic, “Water and sanitation are essential to the realisation of all human rights. How should governments prioritise and actualise this – in legislation, policy and practice – in a multidimensional* society (within the contexts of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), particularly SDG-6)?”

The event features fifteen (15) public and private schools from New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco, Long Island, Eleuthera and Acklins. The following participating schools in this year’s simulation:

  • Acklins Central High School
  • Aquinas College
  • C. Sweeting
  • Central Eleuthera High
  • Forest Heights Academy
  • Jack Hayward High
  • Lucaya International School
  • Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Academy
  • NGM Major High
  • North Long Island High
  • Patrick Bethel High School
  • Queen’s College
  • South Andros High School
  • Anne’s High School
  • Augustine’s College
  • Francis de Sales
  • John’s College
  • Sunland Baptist Academy

Should you have additional questions or require additional information, please feel free to contact Foreign Service Officer Ms Kristie Russell, telephone 502-9500, email: kristierussell@bahamas.gov.bs or antoniobutler@bahamas.gov.bs.

The General Public is invited to attend.

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