Welcome to TRIMUNC, the Triangle Model United Nations Conference site for middle school students! We are very excited to announce that there will be a 6th annual TRIMUNC conference!! We are working on the date with plans to have it in January. Leadership will be turned over to the very capable and experienced Secretariat members since its inception: Sumana Goli, NC State and Elise Ashkin-Baker, UNC.
As we are looking to make the program sustainable, please let us know if you would like to help out with organization–possibly the continental breakfast, lunch arrangements or some other aspect.
TRIMUNC Theme for Winter 2017: Healthy Societies
See the Committees and Topics HERE.
Health is a social, political, and economic issue that speaks to national survival. A healthy economy requires a healthy population. A healthy population is also a resilient population that can grow an economy and help create the kind of society people year for. Matthew J. Edlund M.D.
For decades, British epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson has studied why some societies are healthier than others. He found that what the healthiest societies have in common is not that they have more—more income, more education, or more wealth—but that what they have is more equitably shared. In fact, it turns out that not only disease, but a whole host of social problems ranging from mental illness to drug use are worse in unequal societies. The pernicious effects of inequality on societies include: eroding trust, increasing anxiety and illness, encouraging excessive consumption. The good news is that increased equality has the opposite effect: statistics show that communities without large gaps between rich and poor are more resilient and their members live longer, happier lives.
Secretary General: Sumana Goli, NC State
Date: January, 2017 (TBD)
Here is our informational video about Model United Nations and TRIMUNC. It’s fun and only 6 minutes-just click on the image below.
Check out our Blog, for resources and updates!
To create a Model United Nation’s conference for middle school students in North Carolina and beyond that is professional, high quality, and allows for and embraces the diversity of delegates from different backgrounds, preparation levels and experiences. To further create a middle school conference that captures the scope of the work of the United Nations by offering a variety of committees, including but not limited to HRC, CSW, ECOSOC, SC, UNEP and WHO. Furthermore, the TRIMUNC middle school conference is meant to develop self-confidence and public speaking skills in delegates. Learning to approach dissent and conflict with a goal towards positive solutions that mutually benefits many interests is a skill students will be able take with them to high school and beyond.