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2023 Special Competition

This is your chance to work as a team, think outside the box, and earn some money for your school's Model U.N. program.  Please read the details below carefully, and contact us if you have any questions.  The winners of the program will be announced at the awards ceremony.

Your assignment:

The United Nations HCR (UN Refugee Agency) provides physical protection from violence, individual documentation, counseling and the most basic needs, like shelter, water, food, health care.


You have been hired as a consultant to convince the UNHCR to add “Education” to its list of deliverables for refugees.   


What educational program would you propose the UNHCR use in its refugee camps around the world as a model for providing standardized education to children in these camps between the ages of six and eighteen?


Keep in mind that addressing education for refugee children may require a statutory change  that all member states agree to.   Please be sure to include how you will get a statutory change accomplished if needed, or how you can might implement your new program within the current statutory provisions and without a statutory change. 

Submission format:

Your submission needs to be digital, but you're encouraged to be as creative as possible!  PowerPoint, YouTube video, screenshots, etc.  Work as a team to come up with the idea, and then tell us and show us how this would work.

Due date:

Your submission is due Friday, February 17 by midnight to Mo Winograd at You'll get a confirmation of receipt no later than February 19.  Since several entries have gone to spam in the past, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you promptly advise Mo if you've not gotten confirmation!  If you have questions, please email Mo at the address above.


Monetary awards will be given to the MUN clubs of the winning schools:

1st place  - $500    provided by Howard and Nancy Cohen

2nd place - $350   provided by Mickey and Mo Winograd

3rd place  - $200   provided by Steve and Carol Vesce

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