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.
- Junior GUNA (grades 6-8) is hosted each fall and begins with a Regional Competition. Those selected to advance will attend the 3-day event.
- Senior GUNA (grades 9-12) occurs in the spring each year at only the state level.
- 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 (for traditional 3 day programs with an overnight hotel component). Additionally, the GCCE staff provides each delegation with fundraising ideas to help underwrite participant costs.
Absolutely! This academic competition recognizes both individual and delegation achievements including best resolution, best country, best debaters, best delegation, and more.
If It were My Home (http://www.ifitweremyhome.com), A country comparison tool that can be used to compare living conditions in your own country to that you are representing.
The International Monetary Fund offers recent economic news and data about countries and other territorial entities around the world.
The World Health Organization reports on health conditions and matters in all of its member countries.
UN Committees and International Organizations
Below are the links to the websites of the UN bodies that correspond to each committee. These sites provide detailed overviews of topics that the committees address, and may also provide country profiles that explain how the issues affect certain nations. Additional links have been included for various international organizations that work closely with the United Nations on various issues.
- United Nations Home Page: http://www.un.org/en/index.html
- UN Secretary General: http://www.un.org/sg/index.asp
- UN General Assembly: http://www.un.org/en/ga/
- UN Security Council: http://www.un.org/en/sc
- UN Economic and Social Council: http://www.un.org/en/ecosoc/
- UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: http://www.ohchr.org
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs: http://www.unocha.org/
- UN High Commissioner for Refugees: http://www.unhcr.org
- UN Women: http://www.unwomen.org/
- UNICEF: http://www.unicef.org/
- UN Food and Agriculture Organization: http://www.fao.org
- World Health Organization: http://www.who.int
- The African Union: http://www.au.int/
- Organization of American States: http://www.oas.org/en/
- World Bank Group: http://www.worldbank.org/
- International Monetary Fund: http://www.imf.org/external/index.htm
- World Trade Organization: https://www.wto.org/
- International Atomic Energy Agency: https://www.iaea.org/
- North Atlantic Treaty Organization: http://www.nato.int/
- International Court of Justice: http://www.icj-cij.org/homepage/
- European Union: http://europa.eu/index_en.htm
- Association of South East Asian Nations: http://www.asean.org/