SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School Model United Nations class is sponsoring a dinner featuring the cuisines of Latin America on April 29 at Red Sky restaurant.
The class is raising money to participate in the 2015 Global Classrooms International Model U.N. Conference in New York City on May 14-16. The MDIHS students will be representing the country of Bolivia.
The special fixed price meal, prepared by the Red Sky chefs and members of the Model U.N. class, includes an appetizer, salad, bread, entrée, dessert and a non-alcoholic beverage. The cost will be $50 per person (tip not included). This dinner is available by reservation only. There will be one seating at 5:30 p.m.
The Model U.N. conference, sponsored by the United Nations Association of the United States of America, is an authentic simulation of the U.N. General Assembly, U.N. Security Council and other multilateral bodies that introduces students to the world of diplomacy, negotiation, decision- and policymaking, and international relations. At the core of this event is the opportunity for students to explore current world issues and then step into the shoes of U.N. Ambassadors of member countries as delegates to draft resolutions, plot strategy, negotiate with supporters and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and follow the U.N.’s rules of procedure while working to resolve problems that affect the world. Delegates debate current issues on the U.N.’s agenda.
The MDIHS Model U.N. students are responsible for researching the particular global problem, drawn from today’s headlines, to be addressed, writing position papers and resolutions for submission to the conference and preparing to debate issues from the perspective of the country they will be representing.
Last year, more than 2,300 students from 18 U.S. states and 21 countries met to discuss international issues.