Model United Nations (MUN) is a UN-based conference made for students of all ages starting from middle school up to college and even after graduation. In these conferences, you can participate as a delegate or plenipotentiary in the UN committee of your choice, representing a country’s point of view on the chosen topic. Through this, you are able to learn about different perspectives and solutions to one to two issues at a time.
Many people think debate consists solely of oratory skills and sociopolitical knowledge. However, it’s much more than just that. In MUN, many doors open up for you. You strengthen your research skills, learn to differentiate bias in order to reach the truth, you meet new people that come from different cultures and speak different languages; you learn diplomacy, respect, teamwork, and you become a more conscious citizen of the world.
The Covid-19 pandemic affected the regular function of MUNs all over the world, but the difference united a whole community of young adults and teenagers that wish to see improvement in this world. For health reasons, most, if not all, presential conferences were canceled, which generated a new opportunity to shape MUN into a virtual experience.
Currently, there is a large quantity of MUNs all over social media, and anyone can sign up. The levels of these may vary from secondary to college level, and sometimes, you can even find adults participating within them.
As an ANS student, you’ll be glad to know that we have a club for both Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers in which you can learn the art of debate. There is a team of experienced students and two advisors that will help you grow and become the best delegate. If you wish to have more information about this, you can email our advisors ([email protected] or [email protected]).