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LIMUN Masterclass INTRODUCTION TO MODEL UNITED NATIONS TAHMID CHOWDHURY
What is MUN? § “‘Model United Nations’ or MUN, is an extra-curricular activity in which students typically roleplay delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. This activity takes place at MUN conferences, which is usually organized by a high school or college MUN club. ” – Best. Delegate. com § Students represent countries, typically not their own, in a UN committee to debate a topic of international affairs §Examples at LIMUN High School 2016: - The prevention of the acquisition of biological weapons by non-state actors (DISEC) - The role of multinational Corporations in Sustainable Development (ECOSOC) - The Plight of the Rohingya (UNHCR) - Resolving the Situation in Sudan (UNSC)
Why do MUN? §Improve public speaking, negotiating and presenting skills §Enhance knowledge of international affairs & procedures §Develop team-working, leadership and drafting skills § Possibility to develop conference organisation and management skills §Think and learn through a new perspective §Meet people from around the world & build global friendships §Visit new cities and countries
Where can MUN take you?
What can you achieve? - Formal recognition at conferences through awards for your performance - Lead an MUN society – get a real position of responsibility - Become ‘Secretary General’, Deputy SG or Under SG for a conference – organise your own set piece conference - Excellent examples for UCAS applications for University