Don’t have an MUN club at your school?
No problem…just start one!
If you don’t have an MUN club at your school, there’s no better time to start one than right now. Here are some tips on how you can get an MUN club up and running at your school.
Get permission to set up a MUN team from your school. Most schools will have guidelines for setting up an extracurricular activities group.
Identify a teacher, counselor or other adult advisor who will act as a mentor and offer suggestions as you set up your MUN team.
Write a purpose statement for the club. Writing a purpose statement makes your commitment to creating this club more concrete. It should include why you want to start this club, what will the club stand for and how you propose to achieve this.
Here’s an example – feel free to use it:
“The MUN club is an academic simulation that is based on the activities of the United Nations General Assembly and/or the United Nations Security Council. The simulation allows students to role-play as you discuss and debate significant global events and crises. Students take on the role of diplomats representing either nation from all over the world as they learn about the UN system, the skills of debate, compromise, conflict resolution and negotiation. MUN team members have fun learning about the workings of world diplomacy through the lens of current events."
Find a classroom or appropriate meeting place where team members can meet and where you can set up a workspace with book resources, maps, and a computer if possible. It is often helpful to meet in a space where you can practice your debating skills and do research together. Set up a consistent time to meet.
Create a flyer that advertises the formation of this club to enroll others into the club as team members.
Set a communications system - telephone list of members, e-mail addresses, etc.
Choose a conference you want to participate in. We have good suggestion: Capital MUN 2019!!