What is Model United Nations?
Model United Nations is a type of debate conference that acts as a simulation of the daily proceedings of the real United Nations. Throughout each of the wide selection of conferences available for students, participants represent and defend the views of a particular country in one or more world issues. Engaging in professional debate whose structure is based off of the Rules of Procedure of the United Nations, the delegates’ goal is to collaborate with other countries in writing and passing a Resolution Paper that would outline how the United Nations is to address the issues at hand.
Through researching the topics to be debated, writing a Position Paper to outline the goals of a country, delivering eloquent speeches during the conference and working with other delegates to craft a Resolution paper, there is much to gain from participating in Model UN. Participants would have the opportunity to broaden their view of world affairs, polish their academic writing skills, extinguish their fear of speaking persuasively in front of others, gain valuable leadership and teamwork experience, start friendships with other like-minded students that could last a lifetime, as well as have a great deal of fun.
And it all starts with trying it out.