Model United Nations

United Nations, or MUN, is an academic simulation of the actual United Nations. In these model conferences, students take on the role of diplomats, known as “delegates”, representing different countries and engaging in constructive discussion about current world issues.

Our MUN programs are specially designed to create a fun and innovative approach towards learning about international relations and diplomacy. We have also developed partnerships with organizations from across the world to develop conferences in Singapore and Southeast Asia, offering students more variety and choice in model conference programs. Through our programs, students will have an in-depth experience learning about diplomacy and sophisticated political concepts, as well as developing holistic skills needed for the 21st century.

What is Model United Nations all about?
Model United Nations (MUN) conferences are academic simulations of the United Nations (UN) and other organizations. In a MUN conference, students debate, negotiate, and form solutions to pressing and current global issues in a multi-party setting. They will represent stakeholders and member states of the UN, bringing with them their individual agendas and interests to form a resolution by the UN that is agreeable to the majority. MUN conferences offer students opportunities in academic and professional growth through developing their skills in research, public speaking, and networking.

What students will gain?
Students will gain a practical expression to political concepts and factual knowledge through a fun and interactive pedagogy of learning at MUN conferences. They are directly involved in  decision-making processes that encourage leadership and teach them the value of their actions, while developing cognitive strategies, researching, verbal and writing skills. In some cases, students develop a constructive change in attitude toward problems beyond the scope of the classroom, thereby promoting global citizenry.

Why learn from us?
Our coaches bring with them over 25 years of combined experience across local and international conferences from Singapore to Seoul and Rome to groom confident, creative and caring young leaders. We believe in a holistic and tailored approach to perfecting the art of debate, diplomacy, research and writing through the Model United Nations framework. We recognize that every student is different and consider their confidence level, relevant experience and proficiency in English which allows them to learn at their own pace, to offer a range of preparatory classes which can be designed to suit the needs of each student or institution.

Events

Harvard Crimson MUN II

3, 9, 10 Jan 2021

Co-hosted by MUN Inc. and Harvard University International Relations Council, Harvard IRC, Harvard Crimson Model United Nations II is designed to provide a substantive and skill-based curriculum as part of an innovative and engaging online Model UN programme. Harvard Crimson MUN will be the first which is held across Southeast Asia, and is designed to combine the best of the Harvard IRC’s educational pedagogy combined with MUN inc.’s regional expertise. Through interactive learning sessions, Harvard Crimson MUN will broaden students’ exposure to global issues and teach the skills necessary to thrive within the MUN framework. Students will be challenged by the workshops and projects presented to them and will be able to demonstrate their successes by participating in simulations of real-world international negotiations.

Spanning over two weekends, Harvard Crimson MUN II will feature a combination of workshops, asynchronous teachings, and a live simulation, where the former will focus on providing an interactive experience for students, and the latter will focus on providing a substantive experience with an additional sense of convenience.

Dec Holiday Program

In line with the skill sets identified by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21), The Global Citizen Education Group’s approach to skills development helps equip students with the necessary skills and views that will cultivate true global citizens. Through hands-on learning experiences, we aim to develop global citizens who think critically, write creatively, speak confidently and work collaboratively. These are invaluable learning moments that will not only better prepare students for higher education but also for a meaningful career and future.

Harvard Innovation Challenge Southeast Asia II

15 – 17 Jan 2021

Co-organised by the Harvard Global Education Movement (HGEM) and The Global Citizen Education group, the HGEM Innovation Challenge (HIC) Southeast Asia II will focus on two tracks, Youth Empowerment and Sustainability & Climate Action, to guide delegates through the different aspects of international development and to help them understand their role as citizens of the world.

Delegates will choose to join one of these tracks and then engage in track-specific discussions and seminar sessions featuring influential leaders from academia, business, and government. Throughout the virtual event, delegates will also have the opportunity to form meaningful relationships with other conference attendees from all over Southeast Asia.

After various workshops, delegates will work in small teams on an impactful “Solution Proposal” designed to tackle real-world problems and stimulate ideas for future collaborative projects. 

These proposals are comprehensive in nature and incorporate various media forms, policies, and entrepreneurial ideas. Students will be challenged in open debate sessions about their ideas, before presenting a final round proposal at the end of the conference. Finally, delegates will have a chance to meet in more informal settings during social events and panels.

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