Model United Nations (MUN)
Model United Nations (Model U.N.) is a student-run replica of the United Nations in New York. It consists of student delegates representing various United Nations member countries on specific topics of world interest.
The students learn to be citizens of a country other than their own and represent that country’s views on world matters and on several specific pre-assigned topics. The delegates research, draft and propose resolutions to be presented to the other member nations.
Delegates are required to learn the basic skills of research, public speaking, writing resolutions, negotiation and working with other students. The main responsibilities of the student delegates are to be able to state the views of the country they represent on one or more major issues. They must be aware of the views of other countries on these issues and be prepared to defend or modify the position of the country they represent in order to achieve a solution. In Committee or General Assembly, they may be expected to deliver speeches, prepared or impromptu, in defense of their Resolutions. They must also be prepared to follow parliamentary rules of procedure in both Committee and General Assembly.