Since 1994, SAIIA has been running a Model United Nations (MUN) programme, with over 50 schools participating in our annual conference held at SAIIA headquarters in Johannesburg. Since 2001 SAIIA's Model United Nations programme has partnered with Global Classrooms, an initiative of the United Nations Association of the USA.
The MUN programme is an opportunity for learners from around Gauteng to research and debate various international topics together, and learn how the United Nations functions. Differing from other MUN programmes in South Africa that focus only on the General Assembly, SAIIA's conferences offer other model UN bodies like the Security Council, World Health Organisation, and the UN Environmental Programme. MUN is an important tool that allows learners to expand their world view. University students serve as tutors for participating schools, to ensure that all schools have a fair chance in the competition.
Model United Nations 2013
The 2013 SAIIA UNA-USA Global Classrooms®: Johannesburg Model United Nations Conference will take place on 7 September 2013. Space is limited for our large conference, and as we usually have more interest than spaces available it is important to return the School Registration Form as soon as possible. Registration deadline is 7 June 2013.
Model United Nations 2012
Youth@SAIIA is proud to announce the sponsorship from ABSA Bank to expand our Model United Nations programme in 2012. Please see this year's SAIIA-Global Classrooms Johannesburg Model United Nations Conference sessions and topics. Participating schools are requested to return the School Registration Form by no later than 18 May 2012. Handbooks with more detailed background guides on each topic will be issued once your school has been allocated a country and topic. Topics and countries will be allocated on a first come first serve basis and so it is recommended that your school register early.
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