Model United Nations

Mission

  • The Model United Nations (MUN) team engages in an authentic simulation of the United Nations system by learning about the UN system, the skills of debate, compromise, conflict resolution and negotiation.  The UN General Assembly, Security Council, and other multilateral bodies are simulated as students serve as delegates of UN member states. Students prepare position papers, draft and revise resolutions, plot strategy, negotiate with supporters and adversaries, resolve conflict, and navigate parliamentary procedure while trying to resolve the international problems that affect almost every country on earth.  Topics include: human rights, economic development, globalization, the environment, and peace and security. Student skills that are developed through MUN include:  research, writing, public speaking, problem solving, consensus building, conflict resolution, compromise and cooperation.

Goals

  • To help students become aware of issues faced by the United Nations.
    To help  students gain skills necessary to become global citizens.

Community Service

  • UN speakers brought to Liberty for educational purposes.

Planned Activities

  • We will participate in 3 conferences:

    • Washington University Model United nations Symposium
    • Model UN University of Chicago
    • One local conference

Membership

  • May not have more than one F in the previous semester.
    Limit: 24

  • Meeting Times / Room

    Thursdays, Liberty Hour

    Room 905

    Contact Sponsors

    Paul Turner
    paul.turner@lps53.org