About Model UN
Model UN movement began as the Model League of Nations. In 1947, the Model League made the transition and became the Model United Nations (Model UN, MUN). Model UN is a simulation of United Nations committees and other bodies that constitute the UN system. MUN affords
students the opportunity to step into the shoes of ambassadors to the UN and debate issues currently on the agenda of the organization.
While role-playing, student delegates negotiate with allies and adversaries, resolve conflicts, prepare draft resolutions, make speeches, and navigate the MUN Conference Rules of Procedure – all in the interest of mobilizing 'international cooperation', with the goal of resolving problems affecting countries around the world.
MUN aims to educate participants about world issues and promote peace and greater understanding of the work of the UN through cooperation and diplomacy. Moreover, MUN experience develops such skills of the students as research, negotiation, creative writing, public speaking, etc.
The popularity of Model UN is constantly growing. More than 400,000 students around the world at all educational levels from primary school to university participate every year in various Model UN conferences. A number of today's leaders in business, the arts, government and law participated in Model UN as students – including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.