UNA-DR, GFDD and FUNGLODE Will Host Seventh Annual Model United Nations in NYC

January 22, 2009

More than 400 Dominican students will participate in the 2009 New York Dominican Republic Model United Nations (NYDRMUN), which will take place April 2 – 3 at the Millennium Plaza Hotel and April 4 at United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

This will be the seventh occasion that the United Nations Association of the Dominican Republic (UNA-DR), Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia
y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) organize this gathering, which seeks to educate students from the Dominican Republic and other parts of the world about the work of the United Nations through educational and humanitarian-based projects.

A primary objective of NYDRMUN 2009 is to provide a platform in which students can engage in discussion about the principal challenges that presently confront the international
community in order to devise possible solutions.

The seventh edition of the Dominican Republic Model United Nations in New York was formally announced during a press meeting that took place at FUNGLODE Headquarters in Santo Domingo led by UNA-DR Executive Director, Pilar Sandoval; Katherine Acosta, UNA-RD Model United Nations Manager; Yamile Eusebio, GFDD and FUNGLODE Educational Activities Coordinator; and Carlos Alonso, President of Turinter L’alianxa. During
the press event, NYDRMUN coordinators highlighted the important contributions made by the United Nations Association of the Dominican Republic towards promoting the formation of student leaders in all sectors of society. 

This initiative is organized in collaboration with the Mission of the Dominican Republic before the United Nations and with support from Turinter L’Alianxa.
Each year, hundreds of Dominican students
actively participate in the debates that take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Participating in NYDRMUN is a unique opportunity that provides students with an inside look into the work conducted by representatives of the distinct global delegations that comprise the United Nations.

Students interested in taking part in this activity can obtain further information at: www.una-dr.org/nydrmun2009.

Contact information:Triana Aybar
UNA-DR Communications and Public Relations Manager
Email: triana.aybar@gmail.com or taybar@una-dr.org
Tel: (809) 685 9966, ext. 2507