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United Nations Evatt 2015

Freemasons Foundation Victoria today continued our support of UN Youth Victoria with long term funding to assist with personal development programs, leadership training and charitable causes.

Freemasons Foundation Director Bro. Timothy Clark presented 2015 Evatt National Final Convenor Mr. Mark James with a cheque for $39,000 over three years at University College in Melbourne.

Timothy said "It's great to see such energy from Victoria's youth, spend their time so wisely. This level of supprt enables UN Youth to continue developing students of today, into the leaders of tomorrow."

Mark wished to "Thank everybody at Freemasons Victoria for their ongoing support."

Evatt is a Model United Nations Security Council diplomacy competition for students in Years 9-12. More than 2,000 students compete in Evatt each year.

It aims to educate young people about Australia’s place in the world and empower them as active citizens by developing public speaking, negotiation, teamwork, research, and diplomatic skills.

The competition takes the form of a mock session of the UN Security Council. Teams of two students debate, amend, and vote on a prepared resolution from the perspective of their assigned nation. The students judged the most effective diplomats proceed to the next round.

Each state and territory has its own Evatt Competition throughout the school year, with top students in each state going to the National Finals in December, the six-day residential conclusion of the competition.

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