More than 600 of Miami-Dade’s Most Dedicated Students to Participate in Model United Nations Conference

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25 Schools to Take Part in UNA-USA’s Global Classrooms Simulation of the UN

Hundreds of students from the Miami-Dade community will attend the United Nations Association of the USA’s (UNA-USA) Global Classrooms® Miami Model UN Conference at Miami Dade College Sat., Feb. 18. Students from 25 schools in the Miami Dade County Public School District will role-play as representatives from countries, interest groups and nongovernmental organizations in simulations of United Nations bodies. Topics of global and local interest will be debated including: the situation in North Korea, the rights of indigenous peoples, and migration in Latin America and the Caribbean. 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 Miami Model UN Conference

WHO:     The United Nations Association of the USA

WHEN:     Feb. 18, 2012, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET

WHERE:     Miami Dade College
300 N.E. 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33132

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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