WHAT IS GEORGIA UNITED NATIONS ASSEMBLY?
- Georgia United Nations Assembly (GUNA) is a simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about civics, effective communication, globalization and, multilateral diplomacy.
- In GUNA, students take on roles as ambassadors and participate in a simulated session of an intergovernmental organization.
- Participants research a country, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems.
- During a simulation they must employ a variety of communications and critical thinking skills to defend and advance the policies of their country.
- This program is designed for students in grades 6 - 12. *Some schools may do 5-8 or 8-12 for grades depending on how the school divides grades.
- The program operates Junior GUNA (grades 6-8) and Senior GUNA (grades 9-12) concurrently with separate schedules.
- When possible, we bring in a living Holocaust Survivor to meet with students and share their story.
What Students Gain at GUNA
- Expanded awareness of the world and world issues.
- New friends, confidence, fun, and a great time with a purpose.
- Experience with communication, consensus building, and compromise so important in international affairs.
Middle School Program
High School Program
In a word: YES!
The middle school program perfectly aligned with the 6th and 7th grade Social Studies standards. The high school program aligns well with World Geography and World History.
Additionally, both programs support Map and Globe Skills, Information Processing Skills, and extensive literacy standards.
We do offer limited need-based financial assistance for students to assist with program fees. Additionally, the GCCE staff provides each delegation with fundraising ideas to help underwrite participate costs.
Absolutely! This academic competition recognizes both individual and delegation achievements including best resolution, best country, best debaters, best delegation, and more.