Model United Nations, also known as MUN, is an educational simulation and academic activity in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. MUN involves and teaches participants speaking, debating, and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities.
Participants in Model United Nations conferences, known as delegates, are placed in committees and assigned countries to represent, or occasionally other organizations or political figures, where they represent members of that body. Delegates are assigned countries before the conference, along with receiving a topic, or topics, that their committee will discuss. They conduct research before conferences, formulate position papers and come up with policy proposals that they will then debate with their fellow delegates in the committee, staying true to the actual position of the country or organization they represent. At the end of a conference, the delegates will vote on written policies, called “draft resolutions”, with the goal of passing them with a majority vote. The best-performing delegates in each committee, as well as delegations, are sometimes recognized with awards.
During a conference, participants must employ a variety of communication and critical thinking skills in order to represent the policies of their country. These skills include public speaking, group communication, research, policy analysis, active listening, negotiating, reaching consensus, conflict resolution, note taking, and technical writing. Model United Nations groups exist to develop these skills and are usually organized as either a club or a conference. A conference is a school-wide, local, regional or international gathering of MUN students who come together over a period between one and five days. Most conferences generally involve anywhere from 50 to several hundred delegates, with most students living around that one region.
The largest conferences, such as The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN), can have thousands of participants from many different countries.
JKSMUN is proud to have successfully hosted 10 MUN conferences since its inception. Our delegates pride themselves in the attendance of annual national and international conferences.
Join delegates from all over the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to experience a stimulating and motivational journey through debate and problem solving. JKSMUN Conference XI will allow you the opportunity to create unique and innovative resolutions to current world issues.