What is Model United Nations?
Model United Nations (also Model UN or MUN) is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about civics, effective communication, globalization and multilateral diplomacy. In standard Model UN, students take on roles as diplomats and participate in a simulated session of an intergovernmental organization. Participants research a country, take on roles as diplomats, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems.
During plenary sessions, participants use communication and negotiation skills in order to best represent their countries’ policies. The simulations include public speeches, foreign policy analysis, conflict resolution, but also report writing such as working papers and resolutions. The participants come from all over the world, mainly from outstanding universities
Why have we chosen the National Model United Nations?
We have chosen to participate to the NMUN because it is the world’s pre-eminent model UN conference and welcomes more than 5,000 participants annually from around the world. It is held in New York, Washington DC, Latin America and China. We have chosen to take part in the one held in New York which is partly hosted at the United Nations Headquarters, with opening and closing ceremonies in the United Nations General Assembly Hall.
The ULB Delegation: ULB MUN In 2010 a group of dynamic students from the ULB (mostly studying political science, but also law, business, and the Institut d’Etudes Européennes) who wanted to attend an international conference about the UN in New York started the project from scratch and after months of hard work, door knocking, planning and rehearsing… they participated at the NMUN-NY and finally made it to the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations Headquarters.
Over the past two years, ULB MUN's talent has not been unnoticed, as we have been awarded the first diplomatic prize: the OUTSTANDING DELEGATION award! What is more, our delegates distinguished themselves on a personal level and earn several individual prizes!
This experience is beyond what you can imagine!
Last year's delegation: