Model United Nations: The Basics
A Model United Nations conference (short MUN conference), is a simulation of the United Nations that takes place over several days. It connects dedicated pupils from all over the world by providing a platform to collectively draft solutions for pressing global issues.
One or several delegates in one delegation represent a nation’s position and act in its interest within one of the UN’s committees.
Students engage in diplomatic negotiations with representatives of other nations both during and outside of official committee sessions to reach consensus on topics such as international security or sustainable economic development.
Bridging team effort and individual debating skills, as well as fuelling determination and increasing the motivation to reach mutual ground on controversial topics. This holistic approach towards the simulation includes English as the official conference language and formal attire.
LakeMUN | Online Edition: Applications
What we did in 2019
The forums simulated were:
Special Political and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL) - Beginner
Topic: The current situation in Venezuela
Disarmament and International Security Commitee (DISEC) - Intermediate
Topic: Measurements against illicit trafficking of small & middle sized arms & weapons in conflicts & post-conflict countries
United Nations Security Council (UNSC) - Intermediate
Topic: Finding a peaceful solution for south Ossetia
World Trade Organization (WTO) - Intermediate
Topic: Enhancing equal access to the international trade market taking into account the SDGs