What is a MUN?
Model United Nations (MUN) is an academic simulation of the different organs of the United Nations in which the delegates represent a country or an international organization in order to debate about issues of international relevance.
During the sessions, the delegates have to debate about the topics that have been proposed by their committees and prepare a working paper in order to create draft resolutions. Afterwards, delegates vote this draft resolutions, being those which passed, the resolutions adopted by each committee in a specific topic. This sessions are ruled by a Chair and a Co- chair, who are in charge of moderating the debates.
Delegates are able of acquiring and improving their abilities when they participate in a Model of the United Nations. Besides that, they work in order to find real and applicable solutions to the international problems from the perspective of the country that they are representing. Living the MUN experience allows the delegates to know at first hand how the most urgent issues of the international agenda are solved. Information which is very useful to the delegates which would lead the future working together in order to reach resolutions for the topics of the different committees they are involved in.
Definitely, MUN is the perfect opportunity for all those students that are seeking to increase their knowledge, improve their leadership skills, public speaking or negotiation. Moreover, it is the perfect opportunity for those who are interested in all the things that are going on in our world, which is getting more and more globalized and that want to be a part of a project which combines learning with having fun during the activities that take place during the Model; aiming to achieve a simple goal: getting to know each other; creating friendships and bounds between people who share the same concerns.