Model United Nations


This program is a simulation of the "real-life" United Nations Assembly for middle school students and meets from 3:30-5 p.m., Wednesdays in Room A1 at Harvest Park School and Thursdays in Room 507 at Pleasanton Middle School. For information, contact Jeff Atwood at 475-6112 or jatwood@ymcaeastbay.org.

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Posted by Huh
a resident of Livermore
on Mar 5, 2009 at 8:22 am

"Real Life" United Nations??
Be sure to include the fair share of communists, socialist, military regimes, dictators, and despots. We want to be "real" and inclusive.

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Posted by What U.N.?
a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Mar 5, 2009 at 8:38 am

And be sure to include the Hate Big Satan / Hate Little Satan crowd -probably 60-70 of the U.N.

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Posted by What U.N.?
a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Mar 5, 2009 at 8:40 am

CORRECTION TO: Posted by What U.N.?, a resident of the Foothill Knolls neighborhood, 0 minutes ago

And be sure to include the Hate Big Satan / Hate Little Satan crowd -probably 60-70% of the U.N.

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Posted by -
a resident of Amador Estates
on Mar 5, 2009 at 9:57 am

Right you are "huh"!!!

They also shouldn't forget a model to steal "Oil for Food" funds, a model for the sexual molestation of innocents, and above all else, a model to provide kickbacks back to Obama.

That would be just a small picture of "Real Life" version of the UN.

My guess is that our public school teachers will indoctrinate our students by glorifying the UN (along with their glorifying of Obama who is in the process of destroying the US as we have known it.)

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Posted by Joyce Tompsett
a resident of Rosewood
on Mar 5, 2009 at 10:49 am

Oh for goodness' sake calm down. I did Model UN all through high school and college. It taught me how to do research, how to understand current events, I learned parliamentary procedure and Roberts Rules of Order, and it taught me how our government worked as well as various other government forms, I earned various public speaking awards and met lots of other interesting students from around the world as I competed not only at the regional level, but also at the national and international level as well. MUN has been around for many years and is fabulous. It does not "glorify" anything. We learned the limitations of the organization, we learned the limitations of foreign policy and also, how to negotiate.

It's a fabulous experience for anyone who is interested in law, politics, international issues, history, social issues, or economic development. There were as many conservatives as liberals in the organization and those of us who competed did our absolute best to stay in character based on reading actual speeches those countries made in the UN on those issues, by visiting embassies, by spending a lot of time in libraries (this was before the Internet!) and by reading. All skills that seem to be lamented as missing and in short supply these days.

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Posted by Liz
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 5, 2009 at 11:13 am

This sounds like a great program.

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Posted by unclehomerr..
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 10, 2009 at 7:31 pm

US out of the UN.... UN out of the US!

The UN does nothing but disregard parking tickets and ask the US for more money!

There has not been ONE peace producing negotiation in the history of this sham organization.


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