Sustainable Development Goals Committee
Global Goals, Local Leaders
The Sustainable Development Goals Committee was created in September 2015 as a hub for our members to implement local projects educating and advocating on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. We are a diverse team of professionals and community activists. Our commonality is our passion to create positive change within our communities. We believe that the Sustainable Development Goals is applicable in a variety of settings, from local to global environments, serving as guidelines to building a sustainable world.
United Nations Association of Atlanta’s Sustainable Development Goals Committee thrives on our volunteers’ passions and dedication. If you would like to learn more about the SDG Committee or have an idea for an activity that will educate your community about the goals, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Model United Nations
Model United Nations is an authentic simulation of the UN General Assembly, UN Security Council, or other multilateral body, which introduces students to the world of diplomacy, negotiation, and decision making.
At Model UN, students step into the shoes of ambassadors of countries that are members of the UN, from Argentina to Zimbabwe. The students, better known as “delegates”, debate current issues on the organization’s vast agenda. They prepare draft resolutions, plot strategy, negotiate with supporters and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the UN’s rules of procedure – all in the interest of resolving problems that affect the world.
Before playing out their ambassadorial roles in Model UN, students research the particular global problem to be addressed. The problems are drawn from today’s headlines. Model UN delegates learn how the international community acts on its concerns about peace and security, human rights, the environment, food and hunger, economic development, and globalization.