Model United Nations is a simulation of the United Nations General Assembly and other international bodies in which participants take on the role of ambassadors while debating issues such as gender equality, climate action, global health, and more.
Model United Nations is designed to teach people about current events, international relations, diplomacy, and the United Nations’s agenda. Participants will improve abilities such as public speaking, presenting, lobbying, scenario analysis, research, and critical thinking, in addition to acknowledging the world we live in.
How do I prepare for Model United Nations?
The first step is to choose a Model United Nations conference to attend. Sign up and wait for your assignment once you’ve found one. Your country allocation, committee assignment, and discussion topic will be emailed to you.
At this point, you should begin your research. It’s important to keep in mind that this study/research isn’t conducted in a vacuum. You should have enough information from your research to make the following decisions:
- Position Paper
- Opening Speech (your first speech)
- Research Binder
- Clauses suggestions (you want in the draft resolution)
With this in mind, You’ll conduct research on your country, the conference’s designated theme, and the committee’s mandate. You might also look into potential allies and adversaries.