-Siena Richard, TCMUN Co-Chair, JHHS Senior '11, Jackson, WY
Students of the GA-1 committee work to create a resolution addressing Malaria.
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Observe students debating topics such as:
Promoting New and Renewable Sources of Energy
Responding to a Pandemic
Use of Fully or Semi-autonomous Weapons, including Drones
9:20 - 3:50 PM each day, Check out the full schedule here.
Many thanks to Melinda Binks at Fall Creek Productions for creating this video.
The conference is currently full, but interested groups may register for the waiting list.
During this simulation of the United Nations system, students play the role of diplomats from countries worldwide with the aim of passing resolutions on pressing global issues. For example, students on the Security Council may debate issues like peacekeeping efforts in Sudan or Iran's nuclear program. To see a full list of countries represented and topics debated during past Teton County Model UN conferences, CLICK HERE.
Over the past decade, InterConnections 21 has supported student participation in various national and international Model United Nations (MUN) conferences including ones in New York City, Mexico City, Santa Barbara and Denver.
To enable more students from the Northern Rocky Mountains to benefit from MUN experiences, IC 21 has been working with Wyoming high schools since 2006 to organize the Teton Country Model UN (TCMUN) conference in Jackson Hole, WY.
Seventy-two students from Jackson and the surrounding area participated in the inaugural TCMUN conference at the Journeys School in Jackson, WY. By 2007, approximately 100 participants from schools around WY, including students from Dubois and Lander as well as Jackson, convened for the 2nd Annual TCMUN conference at Snow King Resort on Dec. 12-13, 2007. IC 21 continues to reach out to students from aroudn WY and the Northern Rockies.
Students from Big Piney HS, Jackson Hole HS, Jackson Hole Community School, Journeys School in Jackson, WY, Sheridan HS and Wood River HS in Hailey, ID participated in this year's conference. Please view the JH News & Guide article and visit IC 21's TCMUN Blog for more information. Also, view the JH News & Guide December 2010 Advert, thanks to Bob Langfelder!
TCMUN 2010 keynote speaker Dr. Susan Dewey, Assistant Professor of Gender & Women's Studies at the University of WY spoke about the U.N.'s successes and some of its challenges with respect to human trafficking. Dr. Dewey also apoke about how the U.N.'s mission has evolved to deal with social issues and more recently the "Responsibility to Protect" initiative.
TCMUN IV was the most successful TCMUN conference yet! It took place at the Journeys School Campus in Jackson, WY on Nov. 17-18, 2009. Students from three Teton County Schools as well as Big Piney High School participated. Check out the Resolutions Passed by TCMUN 2009 participants. Click here to see the Conference Schedule or the Background Guides for Committee Topics that students used to prepare for the conference.