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Student Welcome Letter

Oregon Rotary Model United Nations | April 10-11, 2021

Welcome to the Oregon Rotary Model United Nations (ORRMUN) experience!

We offer this experience to you in the hope that you will learn about important global issues and the policies of countries facing these issues. You will learn how the United Nations works, develop a better understanding of world affairs, and strengthen your leadership and negotiating abilities while applying your research in such areas as history, geography, and science to practical real world situations. Most importantly, you will learn how to peacefully resolve conflicts and reach consensus on various issues – critical tools to becoming peace builders or community leaders. How do you do this?

There is no fee to participate, however, students must apply to the ORRMUN by January 22, 202. If you are selected to participate, you will be notified by January 23, 2021. On February 6, 2021, you will be assigned an adult advisor and a delegation student partner, attend an online MUN training session and be assigned a country for your delegation to study and represent.

Your advisor will assist you and your MUN delegation partner in preparing for the ORRMUN conference. You will be provided with a draft Resolution taken from the actual United Nations General Assembly in New York. Your delegation will prepare and give a speech outlining your country’s position on the Resolution. As a person living in America, you may be surprised to find out that whatever you think you know now will change as you take up the cause of another country. You will negotiate amendments to the draft resolution to create a final resolution that will be passed by a majority of the participating countries.

The ORRMUN conference will be held on April 10-11, 2021 online via Zoom. If you apply and are accepted, you MUST be able to attend the entire conference so check with your family and school schedule to determine if you are available April 10 and 11. 2021. Get involved and experience Rotary Model United Nations. It will be an eye-opening and mind broadening experience you will remember for your entire life!

Good luck and have fun!
The Oregon Rotary Model United Nations Committee

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