The Department of Public Information will be organizing a 3-day MUN Workshop in New York from 6-9 November 2015. This workshop is being organized in conjunction with the 2015 World Federation of UN Associations International Model UN (WIMUN) that will take place in New York from 10-14 November. WIMUN is completely based on the UN4MUN approach. Therefore, those who attend the workshop will have the unique opportunity to observe the UN4MUN approach in action following the workshop if they are able to extend their visit. Students who want to participate in the workshop and then as a delegate in WIMUN are welcome to do so but must register separately for each.
This workshop is designed for students and MUN advisors who organize MUN simulations or have participated in a MUN conference at the high school or university level. Any student who has had a leadership role in organizing a conference or has participated as a delegate is eligible to apply. Applicants are required to have participated in at least one Model UN simulation prior to the workshop and must be able to communicate in English.
Faculty advisors who have a role in training or supervising students who organize or participate in MUN conferences are also eligible.
Registration is now open! There is no registration fee for students or faculty advisors who are eligible to attend the 2015 MUN Workshop in New York. However, once accepted, participants will be responsible for all travel and living costs during the workshop. Simply click on “Registration” in the navigation bar to access instructions on how to fill out the online application form.
The workshop will focus on giving students and MUN advisors a basic understanding of the Rules of Procedure used by the General Assembly and Security Council, how decisions are made in these two Organs of the UN, what you need to know when drafting resolutions, the duties and responsibilities of the UN Secretariat, General Assembly and Security Council officials, the negotiation process that takes place during informal meetings, how consensus is achieved, how to chair meetings, the differences between UN4MUN and other MUN programmes and more.
The aim of the workshops is to examine how Model UN simulations can more accurately capture the negotiation process as it commonly occurs at the UN.
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