WHAT IS A MODEL UN?
“Model UN“ is a simulation of the work of UN bodies, a programme, which is being implemented in more than 80 countries as a mean of learning about world problems and ways to resolve them, within the framework of the UN.
In this educational simulation students take over the rolls of diplomats, representing different countries, and discussing specific topics that are mentioned in the agenda. Participants, as delegates, develop strategies, prepare resolutions, negotiate, solve conflicts, following the procedures of the UN.
Simulating international organizations began before the establishment of the United Nations, when students held a series of League of Nations Models in the 1920s.
It encourages students and teachers interests for international relations and related subjects, increases the capacity of students to engage in problem solving, teaches aspects of conflict resolution, research skills, and communication skills, and offers the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends.
Not only it involves young people in the study and discussion of global issues, but also encourages the development of skills useful throughout their lives, such as research, writing, public speaking, problem solving, consensus building, conflict resolution and compromise and cooperation.