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What is MUN?

A student-led simulation of a United Nations conference. There are multiple committees, eg UNEP, DISEC, WTO, UNICEF. These committees debate and vote on a range of economic, social and political issues.

How do such simulated UN debates work?

When a potential delegate signs up to an MUN they are assigned a country to represent. Together, delegates from the same country form a delegationEach delegate from every delegation represents the country’s position in one committee.

Each committee is run by a Chair and a Deputy Chair. They lead the debates.

There are debates on various topics and delegates vote for or against a resolution.

By the end of the debates each committee draws up a final resolution and presents it at the General AssemblyThese resolutions, coming from all the different committees, are voted on by everyone.

So how do I sign up?

Apply through the google form: Delegate applications  //  Chair applications (only for those in Years 12 and 13 at Stephen Perse Foundation)

All you have to do is create an account (entirely for free!), find a conference you’re interested in attending and sign up! Prior to the conference, you will have to write a Position paper and present it during the first day of the conference.

Key terms

Delegate – a participant of the MUN conference that represents a specific country

Committee – a group of delegates, together forming a body that debates issues of a similar nature, like the environment or global trade

Resolution – a written agreement between countries

General Assembly – “the principle deliberative body of the UN in which each member nation is represented and has one vote” (UN official definition)

Position paper – a written paper written by a delegate describing the position of the country they represent on a specific topic