Naples Council on World Affairs
Our mission is to educate, inspire and engage our community in international affairs and critical global issues
 
2017 Model UN Awards


 
   2017 Keynote Speaker Ashley Inman
Former NCWA Model UN scholarship winner, now a US State Department employee.

 
NCWA President Greg Hudson awarding the $1,000 prize for the best written Position Paper 
to Christopher Bine, Bishop Verot High School.  
 
                 

  

 
2017 Model United Nations

In 1989, as part of its educational outreach, the Naples Council on World Affairs under took to develop a program of academic enhancement in global issues for area high school students. The council decided that a Model United Nations program would be well suited to achieve this goal. Other World Councils across the United States had been sponsoring Model United Nations programs for forty years. Simulating the actual working of the United Nations, Model United Nations programs (MUNs) have four purposes:

  • To teach negotiating, bargaining and communication skills;
  • To represent a foreign perspective in a disciplined forum;
  • To enhance awareness and inform students on critical global issues;
  • To acquaint students with the workings of the United Nations.

   
Model UN: negotiating, bargaining and communication skills


Initially the NCWA started this outreach program by underwriting a Model United Nations program in conjunction with the Collier County Board of Education. This enabled Collier County high school students to participate in a new program in Miami sponsored by the Dade County Public School system and Florida International University.

In 1994 the NCWA sponsored and coordinated the first Southwest Florida Model United Nations Conference. Florida International University agreed to conduct the academic portion of the program in coordination with the Council. Public and private high schools in Lee, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry counties were invited to join with Collier schools to participate in the First Southwest Florida Model United Nations conference. For the initial conference, ten high schools teams – a total of 80 students - from Collier, Lee and Charlotte accepted the invitation and participated. The number of students has grown to over 300 students now participating.


The 2017 Nigerian MUN Contest

ISSUE
          Warriors from Boko Haram in Nigeria have abducted young girls resulting in devastating sexual and emotional abuse.

 

PROJECT
            Design a program using any forms of available social media to bring awareness of this issue around the world, with metrics that can demonstrate your success in building this awareness.

 

REALIZATION

             Draft a UN Resolution, based on your success at drawing attention to this issue, that could be passed by the UN General Assembly addressing this issue that would compel Nigeria to cooperate with the UN in taking some realistic steps to rescue those girls in captivity and facilitate programs to ease their return to their families and their communities. 



Gulf Coast High School winners with Earl Anderson, Model UN Chair, and Nancy and Howard Cohen

 

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