Feb 1, 2004 — Hundreds of high school students from across North America will debate the world’s fate at the 14th Annual Yeshiva University National Model United Nations (YUNMUN) conference, Feb. 8-10, at Kutsher’s Country Club in Monticello, NY.
About 460 students from 38 high schools will debate topics such as world health, disarmament, and trade and development during a simulated meeting of the UN. Yeshiva University President Richard M. Joel will deliver the keynote address on Sunday, Feb. 8.
The conference, established and hosted by Yeshiva University, is the largest Jewish high school conference of its kind, said Michael Kranzler, YU director of admissions.
Each school represents at least one UN-member country. Students are assigned to one of the 16 committees, including the International Court of Justice, the World Health Organization, and the Middle East Summit. As committee members, students will present their countries’ positions on various matters. YUNMUN models procedures used by the real UN. Beyond learning about politics, public speaking, and negotiation, students will meet and work with peers from other high schools.
For more information on YUNMUN, visit the conference’s Web site at www.yu.edu/yunmun.