MUNA is an annual event that is part of an International Rotary project to educate senior high school students (year 10 to year 12) on the United Nations organisation and its vital commitment to world peace, in addition to improving health, education and living standards around the world.
The event provides an excellent forum for students to develop and practice their public speaking skills whilst debating on topical world issues.
MUNA is held in many Rotary Districts around Australia. The team that places first in MUNA in our district will be invited to compete at the Australian National MUNA at the Old Parliament House in Canberra. Many Rotary Clubs sponsor teams to attend MUNA and provide financial support for entry fees and travel to Canberra.
The Rotary Club of Ingleburn regularly sponsors teams from local high schools to attend MUNA.
Teams are notified by email of the resolutions that will be open for debate and which country they have been allocated before the event. Participants are encouraged to do as much research on their allocated country as possible to improve their understanding of the country and its issues that relate to the resolutions. Using their research they form a stance on each resolution, and propose any amendments to the resolutions for open debate.
Teams should be prepared to argue their position on each resolution and any of their amendments so they can convince the assembly to vote in their favour.
Participants are strongly encouraged to adopt their country’s national dress to add to their presentations. There is a separate award to the team with the most appropriate / interesting national dress.