Global Classrooms: Sao Paulo Model UN Conference
BrazilThe fourth annual Global Classrooms® São Paulo (GCSP) Conference gathered 400 high school students and simulated six committees of the United Nations. The event took place on September 2009, and was organized by UNA-USA together with Instituto Plural.

Global Classrooms® São Paulo students discussed a wide variety of issues, from human rights and health to international security and education. GCSP brings to public schools the experience of Model United Nations.

More than 20 public schools are involved in Global Classrooms® São Paulo, which was made possible by the generous support of Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank and Anhembi Morumbi.

Conference Topics
The fourth annual GCSP simulated the following committees and topics:
  • UNSC – United Nations Security Council (English) The situation in North Korea
  • UNGA – United Nations General Assembly (Portuguese) Fresh Water Resources
  • WHO – World Health Organization (Portuguese) Medical Tourism and Illicit Trafficking of Human Organs
  • FAO – United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (Portuguese) Biofuels
  • HRC – Human Rights Council (Portuguese) Trafficking in Human Beings
  • UNCCC – United Nations Conference on Climate Change Road to Copenhagen

Photos from Sao Paulo Conferences

See the full photo set. For more photos from Global Classrooms Model UN Conferences and Events, visit UNA-USA's flickr page.

Quick Facts about the Global Classrooms Program

  • Established in 2005;
  • Civitatis has worked with UNA-USA to implement the program locally;
  • Serving 20 Schools in Sao Paulo

Participating Schools

The following public schools from the São Paulo urban area are already confirmed to participate in the 2009 edition of Global Classrooms:
  • Adelaide Ferraz de Oliveira
  • Arthur Chagas Júnior
  • Brigadeiro Gavião Peixoto
  • Caramuru
  • Carlos Cattony
  • Chibata Miyakoshi
  • Ermano Marchetti
  • Prof. Evandro Caifa Esquível
  • Gaivotas III
  • José Vieira de Moraes
  • Mariuma Bauzar Mauad
  • México
  • Prof Neusa Figueiredo Marçal
  • Prof Orestes Rosolia
  • Prof Julia Macedo Pantoja
  • Prof Paulo Novaes de Carvalho
  • Rev Erodice Pontes de Queiroz
  • EE Emiliano Augusto Cavalcanti Albuquerque e Melo
  • Juventina Marcontes D, de Castro
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