About Model UN
Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is a simulation of the UN General Assembly, of the UN security or other multilateral bodies, which introduces students to the world of global diplomacy and negotiation. In MUN, students act as representatives of different countries or as delegates of UN member states to discuss global issues and set forth agendas. The students, better known as "delegates" in Model UN, prepare draft resolutions, plot strategies, negotiate with supporters and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the UN's rules of procedures all in the interest of mobilizing "international cooperation" to resolve problems that affect almost every country on Earth.
MUN is the best possible platform provided to the youth to come forward and offer their ideas on how to solve the problems of the world and build a better future. MUN is also a podium for developing communication, negotiation and diplomatic skills through its participation. Moreover, the students participating in MUN acquire incredible experience of associating themselves with people from different countries.
MUN exposes students to the details of diplomacy at an early age. It is a platform for future professionals to analyze diplomatic issues from a close proximity and learn the essentials first hand. A MUN conference teaches students research, public speaking, debating, teamwork, leadership and writing skills. Students learn to respect the opinions of others even if they find it different from their own. Moreover, the skills of balancing power, matching diverse interests and managing peaceful negotiations are assets of an essential successful diplomat, which the students will learn from this conference. In addition, students internalize what they have been taught in classrooms and project their ideas in the forms of speeches, caucuses and resolutions. MUN enables students to test their knowledge in practical ways and explore new pathways not subscribed in textbooks. Students enjoy complete sovereignty as delegates to pose their stance on the issues at hand. Consequently, they are singularly responsible to defend their positions. This sense of independence allows every student to use verifiable and qualitative information in order to back up his/her position paper, arguments and dialogues. Thus, this conference enhances a student’s ability to conduct effective research. Today's youths are the future of the globe; the United Nations believes and nurtures the spirit of youth within itself.