Club description: Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an academic simulation of the United Nations where students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and current world issues. At a MUN conference, students work as the representative of a country and must solve a problem with other delegates from around the world. MUN teaches participants research, speaking, debating, and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities Delegates conduct research before conferences, write position papers, and create policy proposals that they will debate with other delegates in their committee. At the end of a conference, delegates will vote on written policies, called draft resolutions, with the goal of passing them with a majority vote. The best-performing delegates in each committee, as well as delegations, are sometimes recognized with awards. Delegates usually attend conferences together as delegations sent by their respective schools’ Model UN clubs.
Skills Gained: Research, speaking, debating, and writing skills, critical thinking, teamwork, leadership, as well as knowledge on international affairs, diplomacy, and current events.
Approximate Start Date: TBD for Fall
Semester: Fall & Spring