MUN Brings More Than 170 Middle and High School Students Together to Tackle Climate Change

April 22, 2016 | Tampa, FL

UNA-Tampa Bay hosted its annual Model United Nations Conference at the University of South Florida’s Marshall Student Center on April 22, Earth Day. Our flagship Model United Nations conference, established in 2002, brings middle and high school students together to debate, discuss, and analyze global simulated scenarios.

This year the theme was climate change and students addressed these challenges by simulating the following United Nations bodies and topics:

High School
Security Council: Ecological Terrorism
UNEP: Climate Change

Middle School
General Assembly: Financing for Development, Non Self Governing Territories
ECOSOC – Youth Employment for Sustainable Development, Education in Post Conflict Situations

Susan Glickman, Florida Director of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, provided this year’s keynote speech. Her dynamic and energizing speech challenged the young delegates to consider the variety of ways in which they can address climate change issues.

The following schools participated in this year’s conference: Franklin Middle School, Giunta Middle School, Liberty Middle School, Walker Middle School, Wilson Middle School, Freedom High School, King High School, Middleton High School, Steinbrenner High School, and Palm Harbor University.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our USF student chapter and our award winning USF Model United Nations team for organizing and staffing this event with volunteers! Special thanks to our treasurer, Dr. Kelly Miliziano!

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