What Is MUN and Why Should I Care?

Universal Institute of Professional Management – UIPM MUN become part of MUN (Model Unitd Nations) July 2018   https://mymun.com/muns/uipm-mun-2018

MUN means “Model United Nations” and stands for an educational and academic simulation of diplomatic decision making. During an “MUN conference”, students aged 14-29 learn about diplomacy, international relations, the United Nations and other international organizations. MUN teaches its participants, called “Delegates”, researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, teamwork, and cultural empathy.

Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an educational simulation and/or academic activity in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. MUN involves and teaches participants speaking, debating, and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities. Usually an extracurricular activity, some schools also offer Model UN as a class. It is meant to engage students and allow them to develop deeper understanding into current world issues.

Participants in Model United Nations conferences, known as delegates, are placed in committees and assigned countries to represent, or occasionally other organizations or political figures, where they represent members of that body. They are presented with their assignments in advance, along with a topic or topics that their committee will discuss. Delegates conduct research before conferences and formulate positions that they will then debate with their fellow delegates in the committee, staying true to the actual position of the member they represent. At the end of a conference, the best-performing delegates in each committee, as well as delegations, are sometimes recognized with awards.

Model UN participants include students at middle school, high school, and college/university levels, with most conferences catering to just one of these three levels (high school and college conferences being most common).Delegates usually attend conferences together as delegations sent by their respective schools’ or universities’ Model UN clubs, though some delegates attend conferences independently.


Introducing the first ever official MUN Guide on crime prevention, criminal justice and other aspects of the rule of law developed by the United Nations

Developed by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, this MUN Resource Guide offers organizers and delegates a unique tool to support MUN conferences focused on the rule of law.

Prepared as part of the Education for Justice (E4J) initiative, this free-to-use Resource Guide assists MUN organizers from schools and universities to enhance knowledge of crime prevention and criminal justice at their MUNs.