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Montessori Model United Nations Conferences

 

Montessori Model United Nations Conferences

The Montessori Model United Nations' (MMUN) goal is to inspire youth. MMUN students formulate, present, debate, and revise positions on current issues that are affecting people of the world. By assuming the perspectives of a citizen of their selected countries, MMUN students not only develop an understanding of the needs and rights of others, but also learn to respect cultures, political views, and beliefs of others.

They are currently seeking volunteers, ages 17-65, for their MMUN conference teams. Each conference is about 2,000 people, and they need support staff for conference services, client and committee support, and the store. It is helpful if volunteers are familiar with UN or Model UN conferences, are locals, are interested to explore a mini-career within the MMUN in event organization and are thrilled about working with children.

MMUN will also be supporting "core" volunteers financially with $50-$80 per day.

WHERE:
February Conference:
Marriott Times Square Hotel
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

March Conference:
United Nations
405 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017

WHEN:
Monday, February 19-Saturday, February 24, 2018
Monday, March 12-Saturday, March 17, 2018

TRAINING:
- Remote training offered
- Full day of training offered on February 19 and March 12

TO APPLY:
If you are interested in this opportunity, please fill out an application at https://form.jotformeu.com/72002829911351.

*This is not a New York Cares project*

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Our goal is to inspire youth. MMUN students formulate, present, debate, and revise positions on current issues that are affecting people of the world. By assuming the perspectives of a citizen of their selected countries, MMUN students not only develop an understanding of the needs and rights of others, but also learn to respect cultures, political views, and beliefs of others.

Taking on their ambassadorial roles in a Model UN simulation, students research the issue that their UN committees will address. Model UN participants learn how the international community acts on its concerns about topics including peace and security, human rights, the rights of the child, child labor, the environment, food and hunger, economic development and globalization. Model UN delegates also look closely at the needs, goals and foreign policies of the countries they will represent at the event. The insights they gain from their exploration of history, geography, culture, economics and science contribute to the authenticity of the simulation.

When they arrive at the MMUN Conference students transform themselves into UN Ambassadors and assume the rights and responsibilities of world leaders. Their imaginations propel them to collaboratively create resolutions to our world’s most pressing problems. MMUN encourages students to know that they can make a difference.