ROTARY CLUB OF EUGENE
OREGON ROTARY MODEL UNITED NATIONS
APRIL 10-11, 2021
The Oregon Rotary Model United Nations is going virtual for 2021!
The Rotary Club of Eugene and Stifel are sponsoring the Oregon Rotary Model United Nations (MUN) program for 9th – 12th grade high school students in Lane County.
Rotary International (RI) and it’s 32,000 member clubs, is an organization dedicated to the advancement of peace and goodwill globally. RI helped found the United Nations with many of the same goals in mind. To educate youth, the Rotary Club of Eugene is working with Rotary Clubs statewide and consulting with out-of-state programs, including San Diego’s Rotary Model United Nations and the World International Model United Nations (WIMUN), to host an optimal simulation of the United Nations. Participants will develop portable skills, such as leadership, public speaking, teamwork, negotiation, research, to foster a deeper understanding of world problems and world solutions.
Sponsored by Rotary Club of Eugene and Stifel Financial
What is Model United Nations?
Model United Nations is a simulation of the United Nations General Assembly and its other multilateral bodies. Students selected for the MUN perform an ambassadorial role as delegates to the General Assembly. In the General Assembly, delegates will debate topics such as gender equality, climate action, global health, refugee crises, genocide, weapons proliferation and more.
Apply Alone or Form a Delegation
Delegations consist of two students and one adult advisor. Each delegation will represent a country, write a position paper/speech on a draft resolution (selected in advance by Eugene Rotary), and deliver their position in a speech at the MUN conference.
The advisor works with their student delegates for over two months to guide them with their research and speech preparations. Students are selected, sponsored, and funded by corporate sponsors, other Rotary clubs, and generous individual donations. The advisor attends the conference and may be a Rotarian, a teacher, or other interested member of the community. Once the delegations are recruited, the draft resolution is distributed to the participants. The resolution will address current international issues before the real United Nations General Assembly.
To learn more, review the rest of the information on this website, including the Student Introduction Letter and Frequently Asked Questions pages. When you are ready to apply, go to the Student Information & Application page and complete the Application form. The application deadline is January 22, 2021! We will contact you by Jan 23, 2021 to notify you if you have been selected to participate.
Student & Advisor Timelines
From orientation to the main event, we’ve created a timeline of activities for our delegates and their advisors to help guide them through the 2 month preparation before the main event.