Glenda Dawson High School Model United Nations Club
Glenda Dawson High School's Model UN Club is a club/organization founded in October 2015 by Adith Ram and Sarah Elsaim with Mr. Joshua Fahler as the sponsor and faculty supervisor. Dawson MUN aims to improve the diplomatic ability, charisma, speaking ability, and knowledge of its members. This is mainly done through meetings, organized discussions, and Model UN conferences within and out of school throughout the year. Meetings will be held every Monday or Friday in the LGI or Mr. Fahler's room.
Even though our club is centered around the activity of Model United Nations, we are also a "current events" club. In our meetings we discuss, understand, and debate important issues that affect the world around us.
Model UN, also known as Model United Nations or MUN, is an educational simulation of the intergovernmental organization known as the United Nations (UN). By participating in Model UN students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the UN. MUN involves researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities.
Through local, regional, national, or international "conferences", students participate in various committees- resembling those in the UN-- and debate policies and issues in order to come to a logical conclusion that is agreed upon by all "delegates"within that committee. As members of their committees, delegates are expected to represent their school's assigned country accurately, while ensuring that the best policy and/or resolution is agreed upon by the whole committee.
At the end of a conference, the best-performing delegates in each committee, are recognized with awards.
Participating delegates include students at middle school, high school, and college levels from all around the world attending various conferences around the world.