May 19, 2006
06-085

Charles Harmon Director of University Relations, Sementha Mathews Manager of Public Information and Media Relations, Edtwon A. Myree Student Assistant

VSU's Model UN Team finishes in Top 10 Percent Nationally

The annual National Model United Nations (UN) conference seeks to provide student delegates with a further understanding of contemporary international issues and attracts more 2,500 students from five continents. Problems such as nuclear testing in Iran or human rights violations in Asia are discussed each year by over 230 national and international teams.

The Model UN team at Valdosta State University finished in the top 10 percent against the competing teams who participated in the National Model UN competition in New York last April. The 14-member team represented the country of Saudi Arabia and was awarded the Distinguished Delegation Award, a second-tier award given to the team by National Model UN staff.

The VSU chapter was established 20 years ago to give students the opportunity to imagine new solutions to existing world problems. Those who are part of the Model UN Team participate each year in the Southern Region Model UN conference in Atlanta and the National Model UN conference in New York. The Model UN program is open to all VSU students regardless of major or experience.

For more information contact Dr. Carol Glen, associate professor of Political Science and advisor of VSU's Model UN team, at 229-333-5771 or visit http://teach.valdosta.edu/modelun .