Be a diplomat for a day at a United Nations simulation
Would you like to be part of a United Nations session? Represent a country and discuss issues of global importance with students from all over the world? Don’t miss the BIMUN ESADE for High Schools: you and your classmates will get to be diplomats for a day and participate in a unique experience.
A Model United Nations (MUN) conference is a simulation of an ordinary United Nations session in which students from various schools are organised into countries to discuss a political, economic or social issue of global interest. The conference is held over the course of a day (divided into several two-hour sessions) and is led by two moderators (chairs).
How does it work?
1. CREATE A DELEGATION
First, you will need to create a delegation at your school, i.e. a team of representatives or diplomats, one of whom must be the spokesperson.
We will assign you a country. From that point on, you will represent that country (to make it more interesting, we will not assign you your own country).
We will inform you in advance of the topic to be discussed at the mock United Nations session.
The members of your delegation will need to prepare for the session focusing on three main aspects:
Documentation: You will need to research the characteristics of your country. You should have a thorough grasp of its economy, domestic and foreign policy, resources, society, etc.
Rules of Procedure: You will need to comply with a simplified version of the original rules of procedure and diplomatic protocols of the United Nations.
Preparation of the topic: You will need to look for information on the topic to be discussed and try to establish the considerations, measures or solutions you will bring to the debate.
5. MOCK UNITED NATIONS SESSION
You will meet with the delegations of other countries and participate in a session conducted just as it would be at the United Nations. You will also need to submit your measures and solutions in writing.
Why participate in the MUN?
To learn first-hand how the United Nations, a leading global organisation, works
To experience how international relations work
To develop communication, public speaking and writing skills
To learn how to resolve matters with diplomacy, dialogue and negotiation
To researchanother country and learn about it in depth