The first-ever Model UN conference for middle school students in the Greater Hartford area will be held at KO on Saturday, March 23, 2013, from 8am-4:30pm. All middle schools are invited to participate.
No prior Model UN experience is needed, and parliamentary procedures will be taught at the conference. Each middle school will represent an assigned country in various mock UN committees, such as the Security Council, the UN Environment Programme, the World Health Organization, and the UN Commission on Human Rights, where they will discuss current issues and propose solutions. The day will include lunch and an awards ceremony.
Space is limited. Delegates must be sponsored by their school, and all delegations must include an adult; registration fee is $25 per school and $20 per delegate. To reserve a spot, schools must submit a $65 deposit (covering the school and two delegates) by Jan. 31, 2013, unless it fills sooner. Payment for additional delegates is due by Feb. 15, 2013. Click here to register.
Schools will be given country and committee assignments after registration closes.
KOMUN – Kingswood Oxford Model UN -- will be run by Stacey Savin, a lawyer, KO history teacher and Model UN advisor for the past 10 years, as well as members of KO’s award-winning High School Model UN team.
KO competes annually in the Yale Model UN conference in New Haven. In addition, in 2011, KO, was one of only three U.S. high schools to compete at Yale’s inaugural Model Government Europe conference in Prague, where they won several awards.
“KO is proud to be hosting this event, the only one of its kind in our area, and our students are very excited to have the opportunity to introduce the Model UN concept to middle schoolers,” said Savin, who also teaches Model UN at the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth during the summer.