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How to Start a Model UN Club
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Model UN Club
Global Classrooms DC
Model United Nations
Students in Model UN conferences are organized as such:
Type of Committee
General Assembly (larger) or
Specialized Committee (smaller)
EX: UN Development Program
Students are assigned to a
where they will represent a
and that country's position on a given topic
Why is Model UN important?
How can it be beneficial to my students?
Model UN ...
Fosters new leaders
Introduces young people to global issues
Requires critical thinking
Develops research, debate, public speaking, and writing skills
But don't take our word for it! Take a look at the student responses from the spring conference:
How do I start a Model UN Club?
Get permission from your school and follow their guidelines for setting up a club
Identify a faculty adviser who will teach the material to the students and help prepare them for conferences.
It's easy as ...
If you are interested in incorporating Model UN into your school’s curriculum, we can help with that.
How do I run a Model UN Club?
conferences with the students
students up for MUN conferences
and train the students for conferences by helping students become familiarized with the history of the United Nations, how the UN works, rules and procedures.
in research for their countries and conference topics
students prepare position papers, learn how to write a resolutions, and practice opening speeches.
to the students and committed to MUN meetings and training
Expectations for Faculty Adviser
*Prior experience with MUN is not necessary!
: Whatever a school can manage.
While some schools may be able to accommodate large MUN teams, others do not have the personnel/time/space/dedication to maintain a large club.
Determine the number you feel comfortable working with and the time you can provide the students, and work with you school to figure out the best option for your space, availability and resources.
Number of Students Involved?
Meetings should be held
once to twice a week for consistency in preparation and learning the material, and to help the information remain with the students week to week.
How frequently you meet is based upon your
, and the
available to you and the students. Work with your schedule and your school to find the balance that works best for you and the students.
Frequency of Meetings?
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