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Glendon’s DayMUN 2008 Welcomes Diverse Participation

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Plans for the 5th annual Model United Nations Day – DayMUN 2008 –of Glendon’s Model United Nations Student Club (GMUN) are well underway for Friday, November 21st in the Ballroom of Glendon Hall.

This is an all-day event of United Nations simulation (8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.), open each year to all Glendon club members, as well as high school students participating in MUN clubs of their own. What is different this year is the inclusion of students from other high school clubs with similar interests and other student groups who want to participate.

This widens the scope of our conference and welcomes more students than most conferences,” said DayMUN 2008 Secretary-General Alexandra Ross. “It also promotes the further growth of Model United Nations groups and offers Glendon students the opportunity to practice their debating skills prior to other conferences.”

This year’s conference will focus on themes of international development and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Students will individually represent a country in either the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) or the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Prior to the conference, delegates will research their country’s foreign policy on the issues set to be discussed. On the day of the conference, delegates will fully represent their country and discuss the issues with other delegates, exercising their debate and diplomacy skills, in hopes of achieving a resolution to the issues.

For more information please contact us at: gmun@yorku.ca If you are interested in participating, please send us an email!

“Glendon’s DayMUN allows students from all levels of experience to engage in research and debate around their country’s foreign policy and exercise their leadership and diplomacy skills”, added Ross. “We will also be offering a short workshop to high schools interested in participating, to introduce them to the rules and procedures of DayMUN.”

Details of the program of DayMUN 2008 can be found on their website at: www.yorku.ca/gmun/daymun. Those interested in participating in DayMUN 2008 are enthusiastically welcomed and should contact the organizing group by e-mail at gmun@yorku.ca.

Published on October 3, 2008