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.
- The State YMCA brings 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.