MUN is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about civics, effective communication, globalization and multilateral diplomacy. In Model UN, students take on roles as foreign diplomats and participate in a simulated session of an intergovernmental organization (IGO). Participants research a country, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems. The Model United Nations is a part of AIS extracurricular studies.
At AIS we offer two different programs of MUN:
1)MUN for students in the Middle Years Program – Enrichment (Grade 7-10)
In this enrichment class, the students are molded to apply skills in researching, resolution writing, public speaking, group lobbying and consensus building. These skills are put into practice within the classroom and when attending conferences. During a simulation, 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, small group communications, research, policy analysis, active listening, negotiating, conflict resolution, note taking, and technical writing.
However, school delegation formats vary from region to region. AIS will offer the MYP-MUN students the possibility of attending two international conferences during the school year which are affiliates of The Hague International-MUN and Global Classroom International-MUN.
2)The Model United Nations at AIS for IB students
The MUN will be run by IB. MUN group where you can develop your global and intercultural awareness in different ways:
You will be part of a group and asked to reflect on your progress as part of the programme. You will also be responsible for planning some of the activities. You can use the MUN for your CAS.
The IB mission statement states:
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.