MUNA is an annual, two-day weekend event that is part of an International Rotary project to educate senior high school students (years 10 - 12) on the United Nations organisation and its vital commitment to world peace, in addition to health, education and living standards around the world.
The event provides an excellent forum for students to develop and practice their public speaking skills whilst debating on topical world issues.
MUNA is held in many Rotary Districts around Australia. The team that places first in MUNA in our district will be invited to compete at the Australian National MUNA at the Old Parliament House in Canberra (with financial support from Rotary).
MUNA as a concept arose in North America from the desire of young people to simulate the great debates of the United Nations Assembly.
MUNA was first held by Rotary at Winnipeg, Canada, and was introduced to Australia by the Rotary Club of Lake Cargelligo in 1980. MUNA has spread throughout Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and world-wide.
The first Australian National MUNA was held in the old Australian Parliament in August 1997.
The United Nations continues to give enthusiastic support for the ongoing growth of this worthwhile project for youth.