Introduction to MUN and our 2019 Conference
What is Model United Nations?
Model United Nations (Model UN or MUN) 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 you, the student, to role-play as you discuss and debate significant global events and crises. You will take on the role of diplomats representing either nation from all over the world as you simulate the work of the United Nations and its various committees. MUN will help you gain a deeper understanding of diplomacy, international relations, and current events. As you participate in these engaging debates you will also develop your critical thinking skills; speaking and listening skills; debate skills; and persuasive argument skills.
How does it work?
Participants in WAU-MUN 2019 will be divided into delegations representing countries from around the world. Each delegation will be represented in a number of United Nations committees – each tasked with taking on a different set of global issues. The committees for WAU-MUN 2019 will include: the Security Council (SC), the Environment Commission (EC), the Human Rights Council (HRC), the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and the World Health Assembly (WHA). Each committee will be tasked with finding solutions to 3-4 different issues, meaning that over the course of the conference, students will be engaged in 15-20 current global issues.
What we need from you?
What we need is your commitment from you and your friends to come to the conference. Tell your teachers that you don’t want to miss this exciting conference. The event is open to any and all high school students at your school. Each school will be assigned countries to represent and each country will bring a delegation to the conference. For this conference a delegation will consist of 5 students and the number of delegations you bring will depend on the number of students who come.