Fairfield University Model UN High School Conference 2008 - November 21


Media Advisory


Who: Fairfield University’s Model United Nations team of students hosts over 200 high school students from Conn., N.Y. and N.J. for the fifth annual Model UN High School Conference. The Fairfield Model UN is a student organization that participates in several Model UN conferences each year.

What: The Fairfield University Model UN team has organized and will chair the one-day conference. Participants act as representatives of various countries and various Cabinet positions in simulations mimicking the UN General Assembly and UN committees facing issues of global importance.

This year’s committees and their focuses include: The United Nations Peace Building Commission - Security Sector Reform; Special Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council - issues in Tibet; European Union (EU) - conflict in Kosovo and the legitimacy of Kosovar independence; World Bank - loan proposals to the Board of Governors including debate on acceptance, declination or postponement of proposals; The Organization of American States (OAS) - conflicts between Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela; Chinese, United States and Russian Cabinets - avoiding the next world war, a joint simulation involving cooperative discussion and ad-hoc decision making.

Where:
Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Gonzaga Hall Auditorium (Opening and Closing Ceremonies)

When:
Friday, November 21, 2008
9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. - Opening Ceremonies and Introduction to Debate and Procedures in Committees (Gonzaga Hall Auditorium)
10:15 a.m.-4:00 p.m. - AM and PM Committee Sessions; Committee Lunches (various campus locations)
4:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m. - Closing Ceremonies (Gonzaga Hall Auditorium)

Note: Students from the following high schools will participate:

Connecticut
Bunnell High School, Stratford
New Milford High School, New Milford
New Canaan High School, New Canaan
Trumbull High School, Trumbull
Thomaston High School, Thomaston
Torrington High School, Torrington
Coginchaug Regional High School, Durham

New Jersey
Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey

New York
Irvington High School, Irvington
Somers High School, Lincolndale
Ursuline High School, New Rochelle

Contact: Secretary General, Model UN High School Conference: Leslie Martin, 10_lmartin@stagweb.fairfield.edu, (215) 622-8220 (cell)

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Media Contact: Joan Grant, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2950, jgrant@fairfield.edu

Posted on November 18, 2008

Vol. 41, No. 142