Gordon’s School is hosting a two-day Model United Nation Conference from the 1st to the 2nd of February 2020. We aim to host around 150-200 delegates during the day and welcome applications from September onwards. The Structure of the Conference is Opening Speeches, followed by Committee Sessions and General Assembly with Security Council in permanent session.
MUN is an intense process in which students essentially play the part of diplomats and political leaders and learn the structure and formation of the UN. Students debate and discuss issues on a global scale by participating in simulations of conferences such as the General Assembly and United Nations Security Council, and are given the opportunity to take an active role in the creating of solutions for these pressing world issues, lobbying for support and discussing their resolutions. Through this, pupils are able to learn crucial knowledge on worldwide crisis and events, gaining an understanding of a range of international issues and globalised problems such as the issue of child labour or crisis such as the spread of the Zika virus.
Model United Nations is perfect for students wanting to develop critical negotiation skills and the ability to assimilate information and research. Above all that, you get to make life-long friends and connections with schools all across the country, participating in friendly and stimulating debates about matters you are passionate about. It is an incredibly rewarding experience and we encourage all pupils to give it a try!
Do You Need To Have Experience To Attend An MUN Conference?
We encourage all pupils to try out MUN and experience our two-day conference, regardless of your previous knowledge and understanding of MUN. Remember, there will be a variety of different students attending the conference, both new and experienced delegates, therefore there is no pressure to have an extensive amount of knowledge on MUN before attending the conference. By January, we will also have the Chairs Reports and Delegate’s Guides up on the website, which will provide key information and details about the conference and how you can prepare for the conference. All we wish is for eager and enthusiastic students attend, prepared to debate and discuss a range of different matters.
How Can I Register For The Conference? Can I Register Alone Without A School?
In June, we will have sent out invitations via email to various schools to encourage students and schools to send teams of pupils to our conference. If your school has not received an email invitation to attend our conference, you can use our registration form using the link in the navigation. Unfortunately, all delegates and pupils must come as part of a school group with the accompaniment of at least one member of staff or responsible adult for safety reasons.
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