Let’s Debate the Issues! Global Issues Summit symposiumThe simulated Summit experience is based on the theme Overcoming the Global Food, Fuel and Water Crisis. During the Summit, you will be presenting the research you conducted for your policy paper in a commemorative speech. As your country’s leader, you will present your findings to the rest of the Summit leader participants. This presentation of your position briefings, in a Summit format, will occur at the end of the semester. Prior to speech due dates, each presenter must submit an outline with citations included for review and feedback. Please refer to the Course Schedule for the designated dates as we will prepare for the Summit once you have completed your research policy papers. Attendance is mandatory.
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Let’s Debate the Issues! Global Issues Summit: Oral Communication Assignments 1 & 2: 20%
The simulated Summit experience is based on the theme Overcoming the Global Food, Fuel and
Water Crisis. During the Summit, you will be presenting the research you conducted for your
policy paper in a commemorative speech. As your country’s leader, you will present your findings
to the rest of the Summit leader participants. This presentation of your position briefings, in a
Summit format, will occur at the end of the semester. Prior to speech due dates, each presenter
must submit an outline with citations included for review and feedback. Please refer to the
Course Schedule for the designated dates as we will prepare for the Summit once you have
completed your research policy papers. Attendance is mandatory.
Prepare your country’s position on the following issues (the highlighted areas):
Poverty/Hunger (see UN General Assembly prepared speech)
Water (see UN General Assembly prepared speech)
Utilize the following for speeches from your country (you can search in 2017 or previous years),
http://gadebate.un.org/
Utilize the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) website for preparation.
https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs
Several of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are directly connected to our topics above.
Click on each of the relevant goals (for example, GOAL 1: Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger) to
identify background information.
Utilize the UN’s HDI website for relevant country information,
http://hdr.undp.org/en/content/human-development-index-hdi
Other sites, like your country’s Foreign Ministry page, current newspaper articles or other relevant
materials could all be useful in preparation of your 2-minute speech for the summit.

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