Miami, Feb. 5, 2021 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus will once again host the Miami Dade Model United Nations (MDMUN) 2021 Conference, which will be held virtually this year Feb. 26 – 27 for high school students and March 5 – 6 for middle school students. The conference will kick-off with an opening ceremony on Friday, Feb. 26 at 4 p.m.
“The North Campus is proud to serve our M-DCPS students and community through this significant program that enhances academic excellence,” said North Campus Interim President Fermin Vazquez. “The Model UN Conference reflects our continued commitment to developing future leaders and shaping the way students learn about the world.”
Established in 2008, the MDMUN Conference is designed and implemented by Foundations for Leadership, a nonprofit education organization, and is hosted in collaboration with MDC, the University of Miami, and Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), the nation’s fourth largest school system. More than 550 students will participate this year.
The 2021 program will focus on exploring current global issues and world cultures through interactive simulations and curricular materials. Student delegates will have the opportunity to enrich their knowledge of the United Nations, as well as gain an in-depth look at global topics discussed in committees. Participants will view delegates debate and develop solutions in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The conference develops civic engagement, literacy and communication, critical thinking skills, and respect for diverse perspectives. This year, discussion topics will include infectious diseases, women’s leadership and political participation, sustainable resources, freedom of expression, protecting the global commons, advocacy for displaced and warring populations, and communication technologies.
For more information about the MDMUN Conference, please contact Jackie Muni at 305-237-1848.