Introduction to Model United Nations Assembly

What is MUNA?

Model United Nations Assembly is where students come together to participate in a simulated United Nations General Assembly conference.

Aim - to increase international understanding of world issues and to promote peace and goodwill.
It is a great project to enable your Rotary club to be involved with local secondary schools.
Enables students to expand their knowledge of the workings of the UN and other countries.
Applications are due as soon as possible to ensure your school gets their nominated country of choice


MUNA began in Australia with the Rotary Club of Lake Cargelligo in 1980.The Rotary Club of Forbes took it over in 1984.In 1989 World President Royce Abbey placed MUNA on the World Youth Activities Agenda for Rotary and similar sessions are now held in many countries.The Rotary Club of Canberra Sunrise currently hosts the national program, which attracts students from across Australia. Often these teams are the winners from District MUNAs held around Australia.Many Rotary Districts now run their own version annually and send their outstanding team to participate in the Canberra MUNA. This year is the 15th National MUNA. Other Districts accept registrations from Clubs beyond their District.

When and Where?

National MUNA is usually held on the third weekend in August in Canberra. It takes place at the Old Parliament House in the House of Representatives chamber.


Provides an opportunity for 2 students in Years 11 &/or 12 (must be at least 15 years of age) to have a personal experience of how the United Nations General Assembly works.
They are encouraged to wear the national dress of their allocated country.
Youth Exchange students are strongly encouraged to attend.
The sponsoring Rotary club or the school nominates a team counsellor or chaperone to attend.
Counsellors can be either a teacher from the school or a Rotarian.
School teams nominate a country they wish to represent and then research it’s political views and affiliations within the United Nations. Students need to be prepared.

How Much?

Registrations must be received by the 30th June.
Fee includes – all meals and accommodation for students and includes all meals for the counsellor. Accommodation for the counsellor needs to be arranged and paid for separately. Travel to and from Canberra is arranged by the participating school or sponsoring Rotary club.Your club could pay for these additional costs.


  • A tour of Australian National University
  • Formal dinner with members from Embassies and guests
  • Students visit Governor General’s residence
  • Opening and closing ceremonies including awards
Peter Kelton (Kerry)
Rotary Club of Mooroopna
District MUNA Co-ordinator
(H) 03 5825 3363
(M) 0400 538 899