?As the name indicates, Model United Nations (MUN) is a comprehensive simulation of the United Nations aiming to introduce students to the work of the United Nations, and the roles of its various committees and those of the delegates of various nations in the context of current international issues and events. ?
MUN gives students the opportunity to represent a country in a real UN committee, during which delegates assume a diplomatic role and engage in the simulation of a topic that revolves around current global issues, events that are being discussed and settled at the United Nations.
The simulation requires participants are to employ a variety of communication abilities and political thinking, negotiation tactics, vast general knowledge, and leadership skills in order to generate critical and important analyses and later on viable solutions to the topic being debated. This activity will allow students to acquire and develop confidence in public speaking, political analysis, as well as skills in the area of research and negotiation techniques, active listening skills, leadership and conflict resolution. These skills will be permanent resource transferrable into any part of their life.
As one of the thousands of MUN Societies around the world, the Westminster MUN Society provides an excellent opportunity to learn and practice international relations, politics and economics in a unique interactive manner. Through a positive learning environment members get the chance to apply their knowledge gained during their studies and put into immediate practice. ?
The society meets weekly to discuss and debate issues which enable members to learn the art of diplomacy. These activities provide the kind of extracurricular skills real-world employers search for. ?
The society also gives the opportunity for students to travel and network with others from a range of international backgrounds.