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High School Youth simulate General Assembly to discuss the SDGs & Global Citizenship #MUNNAM2018

The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek in collaboration with MTN Namibia hosted a two-day simulation of the General Assembly for high school youth at the Safari Court Hotel from 19-20 September 2018. This was the 7th Model United Nations Namibia (MUNNAM) Conference to be held with participants stemming from the Khomas, Erongo, Otjikoto and Hardap region. A total of 15 high schools in Namibia were represented at the conference.

Speaking on behalf of the UN System Namibia, Dr. Charles Segoe-Moses, WHO Representative, said, “Today as you stand in the shoes of delegates that represent their respective countries, think not only of yourself but the millions of young people that depend on you to lead the youth agenda.” He went on to say, “MUNNAM may just look like a role playing, but in reality, you are preparing yourself to be global citizens. Some of you may make these issues your life’s work and maybe you will find yourselves as humanitarian workers someday or working for the envoy on youth. As you are preparing yourselves for the future today, your time to take action and drive for change is now.” Continue reading

UNIC Windhoek partner with UNAM Model United Nations to host mock conference

In partnership with the University of Namibia Model United Nations Society,  United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek hosted the second Model United Nations (MUN) UNAM mock Conference  for 2017. The event was held at the United Nations (UN) House in Windhoek on 4th October 2017.

Model UN is an international programme where students simulate different organs of the UN, most notably the General Assembly. 

Under the guidance of UNIC Windhoek and the UNAM Model UN Society, participants deliberated over the following topic: “Addressing the social and economic consequences of religious intolerance.” Delegates debated and pointed out facts about religion and politics. In conclusion, the delegates pointed out that the only way to address the dispute between religion and politics is to educate people so as to familiarize them with the importance of respecting the next person’s religion

The debate concluded with an award ceremony acknowledging all participants, with special recognition given to the best speaker, as well as best overall delegate of the session. The president of the UNAM Model UN Society was pleased that the newly established Model UN Society continues to grow from strength to strength.

UNIC Windhoek hosts successful Model United Nations High School Conference

UNIC Windhoek successfully hosted the second Model United Nations Namibia (MUNNAM) Conference for High School learners in the capital city, Windhoek. The two-day conference took place from the 21-22 June 2013 at the UN House in Windhoek and welcomed 150 High School learners from 20 different schools as delegates of the simulated General Assembly.

Model United Nations Namibia (MUNNAM) General Assembly in session

Model United Nations Namibia (MUNNAM) General Assembly in session

 

This year UNIC Windhoek extended the MUNNAM programme to the hardap region in Namibia, with the active participation of three schools from Rehoboth. In addition, UNIC also invited two schools from the Otjikoto region. Two schools from Tsumeb travelled all the way to Windhoek to participate. This year’s participants came from the Khomas, Hardap and Otjikoto region respectively. A paired delegation acted as diplomats of their allocated country, representing the views and policies of their designated country, the learners bravely walked in the shoes of their countries to discuss and debate, and finally draft a resolution on the topic “How can Information and Communication Technology (ICTs) be used to provide sustainable development to the least developed countries?”Learners with different beliefs and opinions, allies and adversaries held heated, yet outstanding discussions to finally conclude and write a common resolution.

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