Model United Nations
The Model United Nations (UN) simulates the meetings of bodies like the UN General Assembly, the UN Security Council, and other multilateral bodies, to introduce students to diplomacy and the process of negotiation and decision making.
By taking on the roles of “ambassadors,” to countries around the world, students—known in the Model UN as “delegates”— work to learn the nuances of the country they represent. This includes their country’s government, its political stance on issues like peace and security, the environment, the economy, and globalization. All of their research prepares them for the actual role-playing simulation where they convene to debate and come to a consensus on the resolution of world concerns.
The Model UN enables students to exercise their research, writing, oration, and problem-solving skills. It also gives them experience with compromise and cooperation by asking them to take a step back and consider multiple viewpoints. The skills developed through this simulation are able to be carried throughout life.
Last updated: 11/15/2017