BERMUN2

Welcome to BERMUN 2

Dear Teachers and Model United Nations Advisors,

It is our pleasure to invite you to the eighth annual Global Classrooms: BERMUN2 Conference, which takes place from February 28 until March 2, 2013. The Global Classrooms: BERMUN2 conference is primarily a regional Model United Nations conference providing students with the opportunity to simulate the work of the United Nations. Through this simulation, students gain insight into international politics and the work of the United Nations, polish their rhetorical and communicative skills, and work together with other students to find practical solutions to global problems. By preparing the topics and conversing in English, language and research competencies are practiced and refined.

BERMUN2 is conducted in close cooperation with Global Classrooms, an innovative educational program initiated by the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA). Global Classrooms sees its mission in bringing the benefits of international education and Model UN to public school students, diversifying the Model UN community and promoting current affairs education. Global Classrooms and the John F. Kennedy School are grateful to the Konrad Adenauer Foundation for providing the venue and logistical support for the 2013 conference.

This year the General Assembly will deliberate on the question of Democratic Governance. The Security Council will address the Situation in Israel and Palestine. The newly created Historical Security Council will review the Situation in Somalia (1993).

We are convinced that these topics at the BERMUN2 conference will serve as the basis for challenging research, exciting lobbying and stimulating debate for all paremticipants.

UNA-USA provides valuable information regarding pre-conference preparation. Please log on to www.unausa.org/gctoolkit. Enter This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for your email address. Toolkit #1 provides relevant links to the question of Democratic Governance. Toolkit #2 and Toolkit #3 are particularly helpful in regard to Pre-conference Preparation. The Background Guides on the conference topics are posted on our Global Classrooms site at www.unausa.org/gcberlinmun. This material will assist students in preparing for the conference.

A conference fee of 25 Euro per teacher / student will be charged to cover lunches, beverages and snacks. These fees are due by February 14. Please collect the funds from your students and transfer them into the following account: JFKS Verein Account Number 1010007820 BLZ (Bank ID) 10050000 Berliner Sparkasse . Clearly indicate BERMUN2 and the name of your school on the bank transfer.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call us at the BERMUN2 Office +49 (30) 815 3312.