Model United Nations (MUN)

Model United Nations (MUN)

What is MUN?

Model United Nations is a highly diversified activity, following the pattern of the United Nations and making us face up to the ongoing problems in today's world.

Delegates at an MUN Conference take on the role of representatives of UN member states in various Committees, debating current global issues from their country's viewpoint. There are many MUN conferences.

MUN is a hugely varied and enjoyable activity, and attending an MUN Conference gives Delegates first-hand experience of many coveted learning situations. MUN combines first line research, summarising of information, succinct writing of Resolutions, negotiation, debate, political and background knowledge of country-based and world affairs, confidence building, public speaking, social and diplomatic skills, empathising with others' viewpoint and defending of the Delegate's own. Being a Conference Delegate is a chance to meet new people, to voice closely-held opinions and hear those of others and to extend personal knowledge of the unfairnesses of today's world and seek a negotiated solution to them. A lot of serious preparation is needed, but that commitment rewards the enthusiastic MUNer with a great sense of satisfaction: of investigating world issues from another, often very different angle; of finding out 'what is really important to me' in today's world; and most important of all, of helping you to see why other people are different from you – but not wrong!

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