Model United Nations is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about civics, effective communication, globalization and multilateral diplomacy. Students take on roles as foreign diplomats and participate in a simulated session
of a body of the United Nations (General Assembly, International Court of Justice or Security Council) or some other intergovernmental organization (Arab League, European Union, NATO).
Participants research a country, take on roles as diplomats, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems.
During MUN, participants utilize a variety of communication and critical thinking skills in order to represent the policies of their country.
· public speaking
· small and group communications
· policy analysis
· active listening
· conflict resolution
· note taking
· technical writing.
Model UN operates using basic parliamentary procedure. This allows all delegates to be active participants through giving speeches to the committee and writing resolutions concerning a given topic.