Preparations and Countdown to #MUNNAM2016

DSC_0578With the Model United Nations Namibia (MUNNAM) 2016 Conference around the corner, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek held an information session and is holding a social media countdown to generate excitement as well as to help delegates prepare for the event.

Starting on 1 June and running through 7 June, the day before the conference, UNIC Windhoek is cross posting a countdown that signifies the days remaining before the MUNNAM 2016 Conference that is being held 8-9 June at the Safari Court Conference Centre.

MUN countdown 1 twitterThe posts, which utilize the hashtag #MUNNAM2016, include reminders for the students about writing opening speeches, conducting research and other preparations for the conference, while also posing questions to excite the delegates.

UNIC Windhoek also held an information session Thursday 2 June, at which approximately 40 students from secondary schools in Windhoek were in attendance. The information session was hosted to provide additional support to students in preparation for the upcoming conference.

DSC_0595After a brief introduction on the timeline of the conference, the delegates were shown a presentation on the two main topics, namely ‘Women’s Empowerment and the Link to Sustainable Development’ and ‘Ensuring Universal Access to Water’. Within this presentation, the students were familiarized with technical terms such as ‘gender and sex’ and ‘gender equality’ which might prove helpful when researching on the discussion topics.

DSC_0582 (1)This overview was followed by an open discussion on how to compose and submit a resolution. Many students had not attended an MUN conference before and were eager to ask questions on the organizational structure of the event as well as on the guidelines for the speeches and MUN documents.

UNIC Windhoek is looking forward to #MUNNAM2016 and from successful information session full of insightful questions and smiles from the delegates, it seems that many of the students are as well.

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