UNA Coventry News February 2017

Sadly due to unforeseen circumstances, Shagufta Hamid-Khan Chair of UNA Coventry has had to cancel the Gala Dinner to celebrate International Women's Day. She apologises for any disappointment this may cause.

However, by way of compensation, the Director General of the UN Office at Geneva, Michael Moller, will speak at Warwick Congress 2017 on the subject of "UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals". We cannot claim credit for organising this but we recommend anyone who can to attend the event. Details below.

In January we ran an extremely instructive presentation and simulation of a Model United Nations. We have produced a video of this event and two of the school-children who attend wrote a report. Links to both of these, plus more information about MUNs, are given below.

We also attended the Coventry Youth Council who have agreed to help guide the Coventry Schools Peace and Justice Forum in formulating their plans. We will also be creating a website for them in the coming month.

Our next event will be on the subject of "Why Brexit & Trump, and What’s Next?" to be held on 1 March. We hope you will be able to attend. Link below.

United Nations Association Coventry Branch

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Talk by Director General of the UN Office at Geneva

Michael Moller, Director General of the UN Office at Geneva, will be a speaker at Warwick Congress 2017. He will talk about the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals. The time of his talk is not yet known but will be in the evening oft 25 Feb. Places are limited so only those who buy a ticket for the Warwick Congress …

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Why Brexit & Trump, and What’s Next?

The results of both the Brexit referendum and the US Presidential elections have surprised and shocked some people and delighted others. Both events are likely to have widespread consequences for years to come, not just for the two countries involved but for many others. What are the causes of these two extraordinary results? What trends can be identified and what …

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Students' Report on MUN Presentation and Simulation

Students' Report on MUN Presentation and Simulation

By Olivia Moynihan and Aimee Morley On Saturday, 28th January, the United Nations Association Coventry Branch, along with the University of Warwick MUN group, hosted a Model United Nations Presentation and Simulation in the Pope Francis Hall. At the start, the team informed us about the role of UNA and MUN groups and explained what happened in a simulation. We …

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Video of Model United Nations Presentation and Simulation

Video of Model United Nations Presentation and Simulation

https://youtu.be/MT1Upi8WGYE On 28 January 2017 members of the Model United Nations Society of Warwick University gave a presentation and simulation of a MUN, explaining how it is run and what young people can gain from taking part. The event was hosted by Cardinal Newman School and organised by UNA Coventry. Students' Report Photos from the event  

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What does MUN look like?

What does MUN look like?

There are different forms of MUN. Normally an MUN lasts several days. However there are mini-MUNs which simulate the experience over a shorter time. We discuss both types here. This information is based largely on this MUN Institute page. How do I prepare for my first conference? Once you have signed up for a conference, you will receive your country assignment, …

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