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TitleUSD's WorldLink to Host the 36th Annual San Diego Regional Junior Model United Nations Conference
Date5.16.13
ContactMelissa Wagoner
Contact E-mailmwagoner, at sandiego.edu
Contact Phone(619) 260-4659
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Over 350 middle and high school students will participate in the 36th SD JMUN Conference

On Wednesday, May 22 and Thursday, May 23, the WorldLink Program of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ) will host the San Diego Regional Junior Model United Nations’ 36th Annual Conference – the oldest JMUN Conference west of the Mississippi River.

At this student-run, two-day event, 6th through 9th graders will represent various countries in an educational simulation of the committees that make up the United Nations, and debate on a wide range of policy topics, including climate change, arms trading and global access to medical treatment. With support from the WorldLink Program, the San Diego Regional JMUN Conference will host over 350 students representing nine schools throughout San Diego County. Student leaders from Scripps Ranch High School and Patrick Henry High School serve as primary organizers.

For more information, please contact Maurey Williams, Scripps Ranch High School JMUN Adviser, at mwilliamsjr@sandi.net or go to www.sandi.net/Page/2738; or contact Debbie Martinez, WorldLink Program Officer, at dmartinez@sandiego.edu or go to http://peace.sandiego.edu/worldlink.

WHAT: The 36th Annual San Diego Regional Junior Model United Nations Conference

WHERE: University of San Diego
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110

WHEN: Wednesday, May 22 and Thursday, May 23
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WorldLink ~ Connecting Youth to Global Affairs is a unique, year-round program that provides opportunities for middle and high school youth from San Diego and Baja Mexico to meet world leaders and experts. Through WorldLink’s innovative and experiential focus on global education, students learn about issues facing us locally and internationally, and engage in thoughtful discussions about solutions in a forum where their voices are heard and valued.