Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an educational simulation and/or academic activity in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. MUN involves and teaches researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities. Usually an extracurricular activity, some schools also offer MUN as a class.
Participants in Model United Nations conferences, known as delegates, are placed in committees and assigned countries, or occasionally other organizations or political figures, where they represent members of that body. They are presented with their assignments in advance, along with a topic or topics that their committee will discuss. Delegates conduct research before conferences and formulate positions that they will then debate with their fellow delegates in the committee, staying true to the actual position of the member they represent. At the end of a conference, the best-performing delegates in each committee, as well as delegations, are sometimes recognized with awards.
Model UN participants include students at middle school, high school, and college/university levels, with most conferences catering to just one of these three levels (high school and college conferences being most common). Delegates usually attend conferences together as delegations sent by their respective schools’ or universities’ Model UN clubs, though some delegates attend conferences independently.
Cooperative, hands-on, experiential learning allows students to confront a range of topics within the perspective of their assigned country or organization. Through these experiences – during preparation, in committee sessions, and even in hallway caucuses – students develop an appreciation of differing viewpoints, experience the challenges of negotiation, see the rewards of cooperation, broaden their world view, and discover the human side of international relations and diplomacy.
Our programs provide a diverse group of informed students and their faculty advisors with a forum for addressing global concerns in a real world context. Conferences address important issues including regional conflicts, women and children, peacekeeping, human rights, economic and social development, and the environment. Our goal is to provide a better understanding of the inner workings of the UN as students build skills in diplomacy and compromise. Further details on registration are on the Events sections of the website.
Evaluation of Registration Essays :
Topic: Development or Environment: which is more appropriate for Government funding?
MUN Delegate topics will only be issued online 2 weeks prior to end date
|Guidelines||1.||MUN may be submitted by anyone from 14 up to 18 years old. Youth (ages 14 – 18)|
|2.||Evaluation Registration Essays must be 500 words or less in English excluding essay title and cover page. Essays must be typed and saved as PDF/WORD/TEXT.|
|3.||Full Registration Online. Essays must have a cover page indicating (1) category (Youth) (2) your essay title (3) your name (4) address (5) phone number (6) e-mail (7) nationality (8) age as of June 15, 2017 (9) gender (10) school name (if applicable) (11) word count.
* Entries missing any of the above information will not be considered.
* Please note that the organizer is unable to confirm receipt of essays or answer individual inquiries concerning contest results.
|4.||Entries must be submitted by email or online.
* IMPORTANT: To send your essay online, you must go to the online registration page and follow the required steps.
|5.||Essays must be original and unpublished. Plagiarized entries will be rejected.|
|6.||Essays must be written by one person. Co-authored essays are not accepted. Verification prior to entry are done through Skype with our staff, face to face.|
|7.||Copyright of the essays entered will be assigned to the organizer.|
|Deadline||Entries must be received within each published event deadline.|
|Awards||All candidates that have been accepted to enroll in the MUN Delegates after verification of identity and passing the preliminary essay enrollments will receive the following:
To register please visit out registration for dates and events.