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JUNA FAQ

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about JUNA. Hopefully these answers will help to guide you and your delegations to success at JUNA. 

What if I need help getting started?

The director of JUNA is available to train new sponsors, advise sponsors and teams and answer any questions or suggestions from any sponsor or delegate. Contact sudulin@junaofalabama.com for assistance.

What makes a good team?

A good team consists of 5-7 students with a variety of interests and talents. All students on the team need to be able to research and write questions and comments that reflect critical thinking and knowledge about resolutions and issues. At least half the team will need to have good public speaking skills and no fear of speaking in front of a group. Other members will need to be able to design costumes and a display board, while another member will need to manage the “big picture” of how the team operates.

How do committees work?
 

Committees are a way to “preview” resolutions. All the delegates are divided into 7-8 committees where resolutions are presented according to topic. Your two presenters will attend the committee meeting where your resolution is presented. Your other 3-5 delegates will each go to another committee where they will listen to resolutions and presentations and vote as a member of their nation.

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How do I know when my resolution will be presented in General Assembly?

If your resolution passes (receives more YES votes than NO votes) in committee, it will be presented in General Assembly in numerical order. About four resolutions can be presented per hour in General Assembly. Check the JUNA Twitter feed for our current status and the JUNA website for a complete schedule. 

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Why are there awards?

Awards are given to reward excellence, not to create competition. The awards given at the closing ceremony of JUNA are an exciting and happy ending to an event that students have anticipated and worked toward for months. Three winners and three honorable mentions are given in the following categories: Best Prepared, Outstanding Nation, Outstanding Resolution, Outstanding Girl Delegate, Outstanding Boy Delegate, Outstanding Native Dress. The Judges’ Spirit award is given to one nation. The Erin McPherson Award for Outstanding Leadership is given to one delegate. The Emily Hammood Award for Outstanding Sponsor Award is given to one sponsor.

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How can someone be a student helper?

Student helpers are essential to running JUNA! Click on Student Jobs at the top of this page to learn more. Nearly 25 students with a variety of skills and talents are needed to make JUNA happen. Being a student helper is a rich experience that builds teamwork and leadership skills

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Will my student’s picture or name be on the website?

Possibly. Photos taken at JUNA could be used on the website or other promotional materials, but only first names could ever be shown. For more information check out our Media Policy here

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What happens at Security Council?

Security Council meets to discuss matters of international security. Each nation sends one delegate to the meeting. Delegates meet in blocs according to geographic location: American Bloc, European Bloc, Mideast/African Bloc, and Asian Bloc. Each bloc writes a resolution proposing a solution to an issue. These meetings happen while General Assembly occurs, so one delegate from each nation will miss about 1 1⁄2 hours of General Assembly. At the conclusion of the Security Council session, a report is made to the General Assembly.

For more information on JUNA Security Council, CLICK HERE.

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I have a question about JUNA and need an answer!

Please contact sudulin@junaofalabama.com for more information.

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