WHAT IS MODEL UN?

Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an educational simulation, in which students learn about the way the United Nations Organization functions. By participating, they develop their understanding about diplomacy, international relations, as well as improve their public speaking, debating, critical thinking, lobbying, teamwork and leadership abilities. Model UN conferences are organized worldwide, which enables participants to become part of a vast network of contacts that inevitably influences their career and personal development opportunities.

The Model UN is typically organized for college/university students, as well as for secondary school and high-school students. The participants, also known as MUN delegates, are placed in committees and assigned countries or political organizations and figures in advance, which they need to represent during the discussion of certain topics. In the end, the best performing delegate in each committee is recognized with an award.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s