With schools and borders closed amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, WFUNA has been working hard the past few months to implement and launch several online programs for a range of age groups: Mission Possible, WIMUN Online, and UN Spotlight. The safety and wellbeing of our participants is extremely important, however we want to give the chance to remain engaged in WFUNA programs while remaining socially responsible.
Mission Possible is offering two online programs that challenge high school students across the globe to connect virtually, collaborate across cultures and engage in meaningful action!
WIMUN Online is for all high school and university students aged 14-30. Teachers will be able to participate as observers for a reduced fee.
WIMUN Online offers participants the unique opportunity to learn about current global issues and the decision making process that real UN diplomats follow to reach consensus on what to do; access to the most up-to-date materials and other online resources to help participants prepare for their sessions; receive training about the history of the UN entity that will be simulated and procedures that will be used; participate in a briefing by UN Staff or other experts on the agenda item they have been assigned followed by Q&A; work with delegates from around the world to find solutions to global issues; and choose from a wide range of simulations that include the General Assembly, ECOSOC, UN Environment Assembly, Human Rights Council, Security Council, ILO and more!
Expanding its reach beyond physical trainings, WFUNA now offers a unique new online Training Program allowing students a fully immersive virtual learning experience about the UN. UN Spotlight brings the world of multilateral diplomacy directly to students. Through an efficient and customizable system of online events, classes, and interactive sessions, WFUNA focuses on relevant international issues with the help of experienced professionals from all over the world. The online format combined with WFUNA’s expertise and broad network offer a wide range of exclusive opportunities that students cannot access anywhere else. UN Spotlight provides students with hands-on training, practical knowledge and guidance on constructively and effectively participating with the UN.
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