What is National Model United Nations?
The National Model United Nations (NMUN) program began in 1923 as a simulation of the League of Nations. Today, NMUN New York is the inheritor of almost 100 years of history and therefore, the most ancient and prestigious United Nations simulation program in the world. The simulation takes place in different locations including the UN General Assembly Hall. Today, NMUN New York welcomes more than 5000 highly qualified students from more than 50 countries and represents the perfect opportunity to expand Sciences Po’s and France’s reputation as the home of elite institutions and an active actor in global politics. The NMUN generates a live learning hands-on experience in which students receive formation and training in key areas that will allow them to be the next generation of global negotiators. They, therefore, acquire a deep understanding on the collective action required to solve global challenges.
During a 7-month training period, we gather once or twice per week to learn about negotiation procedures; the geopolitical, cultural, economic and social context of our chosen country; and to plan the logistics of our trip to New York. At the conference, we will use the tools and experience acquired during our training to present a position paper in which we lay out the main objectives and expected trade offs for our country.
Who are we?
20 Sciences Po Master’s students
... from three different schools of Sciences Po Paris: European Affairs, Public Affairs and International Affairs
... from 15 different countries
... ambitious and hardworking
... ready to collaborate with motivated students and seek solutions to the global problems!
Why do we participate in NMUN?
NMUN will give us a unique opportunity to:
learn about the UN and its role in the international arena
participate in the simulation of the UN negotiations
get a hands-on experience in leading diplomatic discussions, public-speaking, resolution paper writing and presentation
meet like-minded, ambitious and motivated future world leaders from the top universities in the world
learn about high-level decision making process
What country do we represent?
This year, we have the privilege to represent Argentina and and we are looking forward to a dynamic and exciting diplomatic experience!
is the second country in South America in size and population
is the eighth biggest country on the world
is one of the founders of MERCOSUR free trade partnership in South America
is currently serving a term in the UN Security Council
is the home to the world’s southernmost inhabited city, Ushuaia
is the home country of Pope Francis
was home to one of the inspiring female political and spiritual leaders – Eva Perón
is the home country of famous soccer players: Messi and Maradona
is famous for its Tango!