Students from L.A. Unified School District and Surrounding Schools Participate in UNA-USA's Global Classrooms Model UN Conference

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Middle and high school participants to simulate the work of the United Nations

More than 300 middle and high school students from the Los Angeles community will attend the United Nations Association of the USA’s (UNA-USA) Global Classrooms® Los Angeles Model UN Conference at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Sat., Mar. 3. Students from surrounding public, private, and charter schools will role-play as ambassadors from UN member states, interest groups, and nongovernmental organizations in a simulation of the United Nations. The conference will include simulations of the following UN bodies: the UN Environment Programme; the Commission on Crime Prevention, and Criminal Justice; the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); UN Habitat; and the Security Council.

For more than a decade and in Los Angeles since 2003, Global Classrooms Model UN has amazed schools around the globe with its ability to cultivate global literacy, life skills, and attitudes necessary for active citizenship, showing that students deeply care about the world outside their local community.

WHAT:    UNA-USA Global Classrooms Los Angeles Model UN Conference

WHO:     The United Nations Association of the USA and Los Angeles Area middle and high school students

WHEN:     Mar. 3, 2012, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. PT

WHERE:     UCLA
405 Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Media wishing to cover the event should contact Joseph Catapano at jcatapano(at)unausa(dot)org.

ABOUT UNA-USA
The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA), a program of the UN Foundation, is a membership organization dedicated to inform, inspire and mobilize the American people to support the principles and vital work of the United Nations. UNA-USA works to accomplish its mission through its national network of chapters, advocacy efforts, education programs, and public events. UNA-USA and its sister organization the Better World Campaign are the single largest network of advocates and supporters of the United Nations in the world. For more information on UNA-USA, visit http://www.unausa.org/.

ABOUT GLOBAL CLASSROOMS
Global Classrooms is UNA-USA’s innovative educational program that engages middle school and high school students in an exploration of current world issues through interactive simulations and curricular materials. Global Classrooms cultivates literacy, life skills and the attitudes necessary for active citizenship. For more information on Global Classrooms, visit http://www.unausa.org/globalclassrooms/.

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