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ֱModel United Nations

ֱModel United Nations

Life competencies

Self-leadership and interpersonal

Age Range

13 -18

Dates

November 2023 (virtual), in-person dates to be confirmed

Participants per school

15 per school per model

Format

virtual and in-person

ֱMUN supports students as they learn about diplomacy, international relations, research techniques, public speaking and debating, resulting in becoming delegates in online and in person Model United Nations Committees.

By placing students in the shoes of a UN diplomat, the goal is to amplify student voices and shape the next generation of globally-minded leaders through education on global issues.

Students are divided in real-life UN committee topics, and through a 3-day experience they get to debate and collaborate representing countries different to their own.

Thanks to our partnership with , delegates receive training from experts in a range of skills before the conference. IMUNA is a not-for-profit organisation formally associated with the United Nations dedicated to promoting global issues education through simulation.

2022/23 highlights

299 students participated in the the virtual MUN last year, stepping into the shoes of a UN diplomat.

Previous years

ֱMUN conferences typically last for just over a week and are hosted by a different ֱschool each year; making it an invaluable international and cultural experience for our students to take with them into their future. Beyond the debates, ֱstudents discover more about the diversity of the host country, meet people from different countries and cultures making connections from around the world and foster long-term friendships.

The first ֱMUN entitled ‘Together we can make a difference’ was hosted at Laude, The Lady Elizabeth School in Spain. The delegates discussed and debated topics including the Denuclearization of DPRK and Solving the Economic and Political Crisis in Venezuela.

The second annual ֱMUN entitled ‘Solving Issues – Building the Future’ took place at St. Jude School in Costa Rica in April 2019. Around 90 students aged 15-18 years old from 11 ֱschools in Costa Rica, Chile, Mexico, and Spain took part in the unforgettable opportunity.

In May 2021, we delivered the first ֱVirtual MUN. Over three days, more than 200 delegates debated about pressing topics and developed their diplomatic skills in a virtual setup. To make the experience even more immersive, we arranged for UN staff, NGO leaders and top university researchers to visit each committee to answer direct questions from our students.

Learning Objectives

  • Knowledge: Know about international relations, diplomacy, geography, history and current political affairs.
  • Skills: Be able to use and apply research, writing and public speaking skills.
  • Understanding: Develop my understanding of conflict resolution and effective tools to engage in multicultural contexts.
  • Confidence: Grow my confidence in sharing my ideas with other students in international contexts.

This has been the best learning experience I’ve had all year

Student, ֱMUN, British School of Geneva, Switzerland

Students were thrilled to see themselves able to debate, analyze and propose internationally-focused issues with other students from around the world.

Coordinator, Palacio de Granda, Spain

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