Model United Nations is program that has been around for over fifty years in colleges and high schools around the world. The premise is this: Students assume the roles of ambassadors to the United Nations and are provided with an agenda comprised of items also being debated by the real United Nations in New York. Students, acting as delegates, research the issues from the agenda and study their assigned nation's point-of-view in order to accurately represent the country.
Upon arriving at a Model United Nations conference, delegates will meet in committee sessions to debate the issues from the agenda, draft resolutions, and ultimately arrive at the best solution the committee can devise. During a conference, delegates are challenged to persuade, influence, compromise, and ultimately make peace with friends and strangers while working within a structured process of debate.
The Laurie J. Trevethan Model UN Scholarship...
In honor of one of the all-time great Model UN staffers, the Mid-American Model UN is proud to award a $1,000 scholarship annually to a deserving high school senior who attends MAMUN during his/her senior year.
The scholarship will be awarded to the senior who best answers a relevant question about international relations in an essay. Essays must be submitted by U.S. Mail and postmarked by March 9, 2013. Please follow carefully the directions for submission as any essay not submitted according to the rules will not be considered.
1. Essays may contain no references to the student’s school, country represented at MAMUN, teacher, etc. within the body of the essay.
2. The student’s name may not appear anywhere on the submitted essay. At the top of the first page, write a 6-digit number of your own creation that will be used to identify your essay. The number must not repeat any digits and no two digits can be consecutive. (eg. 111111 is not acceptable. 123456 is not acceptable.) We do this to lessen the likelihood that two people will create the same number.
3. Entrants will mail 2 envelopes to: MAMUN Scholarship, PO Box 236, Petoskey, MI 49770.
4. The first envelope will contain only the essay which includes the only the 6-digit number as an identifier on the top of the first page. The identifier MUST NOT APPEAR ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE ENVELOPE.
5. The second envelope will contain a single sheet of paper which contains: The 6-digit number, the student name, address, phone number, school, college the student will be attending, and nothing more.
Both envelopes must be postmarked by
March 9, 2013.
As an increasing number of stories describing nearly unspeakable violence against women make their way through the news cycle, it is clear we have a long way to go before women enjoy equal status with men across the globe.
The United Nations has been working to improve the status of women since its very first session. Because many religious, cultural, and political barriers remain, it may not be possible for individual nations acting alone to curb the violence.
What role should the United Nations have in preventing violence against women? How can sovereignty protections guaranteed in Article 2(7) of the Charter be dealt with?
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