Students from Houston Area to Tackle World Issues at 10th Annual Global Classrooms Model UN Conference

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Hundreds of students from the Houston community will attend the United Nations Association of the USA’s (UNA-USA) Global Classrooms® Houston Model UN Conference at the University of Houston Thu., Apr. 5. Topics of discussion for students will include energy and sustainable development, environmental refugees, and microfinance in the developing world. Now in its 10th year, Global Classrooms Houston involves 22 schools, as well as volunteers from several area universities. 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 Houston Model UN Conference

WHO:     The United Nations Association of the USA, The UNA-USA Houston Chapter, Houston area students

WHEN:     Apr. 5, 2012, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET

WHERE:     University of Houston
4800 Calhoun Rd.
Houston, TX 77004

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

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

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. In 1999, Global Classrooms was created to bridge the gap in the Model UN community between experienced programs and traditionally underserved schools worldwide. The program cultivates global literacy, life skills and attitudes necessary for active citizenship by: engaging students in the exploration of international issues and institutions; supporting educators with professional development and innovative learning resources; and enriching communities by nurturing respect for diverse perspectives. For more information on Global Classrooms, visit

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