About Model United Nations
Model United Nations is an activity that specially organized for the young generations by the official or non-government associations around the world. During the conference, the students are supposed to play a role as diplomats from various countries. By using the methods of clarifying, debating, voting and judging, the students are gonna to be more familiar with the UN’s operation mode. Thus, it is better for them to understand the worldwide event’s impact on their future as well as to understand the role they can play in the future.
Model United Nations is a healthy, active and educational activity, which can enhance the students’ understanding of the UN organization’s structure, procedures and functions, and can promote their comprehension of the current major international issues, while can also let them to form their own views from an international perspective. Model United Nations benefits the students from improving the ability of planning, organizing and managing, the ability of researching and writing, the ability of delivering a speech and debating, ability of resolving conflicts and seeking common grounds while reserving differences, as well as the ability of communicating well with others.
During the session, the students are supposed to play the role of diplomats of different countries. They are gonna to give speeches, lobby, debate and negotiate according to the rules and procedures of UN conferences. The countries, as well as the blocs would reach a consensus while form the draft resolution, and they would also vote for the draft resolution in terms of the UN’s voting procedure. For the conference preparation part, the delegates are supposed to conduct in-depth research and accomplish full preparation for the national conditions and foreign policy of the country they represent for, and also the issues to be discussed in the conference. What’s more, the position paper that is related to the topics needs to be finished, too. Therefore, the Model United Nations conference is enable to promote the students’ comprehensive abilities.
After 60 years’ development and changes, the Model United Nations has been proved to be a worldwide activity, which varies in forms and differs in scales. There are international conventions, domestic conventions and regional or inter-school conferences now, involving the participants from college students to senior high school students and even the junior school students. Meanwhile, the Model United Nations is not just a simulation of the UN agency anymore, but also includes the other conferences such as global or regional multilateral organizations, government officials and international forums. At present, there are near 4 hundred international Model United Nations conferences hold every year, in more than 50 countries from 5 continents. And the amount of teachers together with students who come from 100 countries around the world and attend the meeting can reach to 4 million people per year.
Vienna International Model United Nations Conference
International First-esteem Model United Nations Conference for College Students
Vienna International Model United Nations Conference (referred to VIMUN as follows) is a conference that held in the United Nations Office at Vienna for the whole process. Supported by the United Nations Office at Vienna and the Vienna government, VIMUN has attracted the delegates from more than 40 countries or regions per year in terms of its great richness, inclusiveness and challenging. Thus, VIMUN has provided a platform for college students to understand and participate in the international affairs.
The Vienna International Model United Nations Conference provides a stage for college students around the world to understand and participate in the international affairs: the delegates from all over the world are supposed to gather together in VIMUN and put forward their own ideas, cultivating the thinking skills in need of being an international citizen; the students are going to analyze and deal with the international affairs from the perspective of diplomats, which will effectively enhance their awareness and abilities to solve international issues.
The trait VIMUN differs from other conferences is that it will be held in one of the four offices of the United Nations Offices in Vienna. Therefore, the delegates will fulfill themselves on the real conference hall of the UN and explore the future of the world while experience the charm of being the diplomat with the fellows from every corner of the world.
International First-esteem Model United Nations Conference for High School Students
Yale Model United Nations, abbreviated as YMUN, is generally sponsored by Yale International Relations Association. The host recruits high school students from all over the world and the conference has a long history with more than 40 years. The annual meeting will attract over 1,600 delegates worldwide from more than 40 countries gathering at the Yale University in New Haven. YMUN 2018 (the 44th Yale Model United Nations), setting up 4 committees in total (General Assembly/Economic and Social Council/Regional Bodies/Specialized Agencies) which consists 24 branches and additional press centers.
Yale Model United Nations with 44 years of history has been committed to provide a diversified range of opportunities for each delegate. By allowing students to serve as the most challenging role of diplomats and using the international political operation methods, the thorny multilateral issues will be settled. Besides, the delegates would discover their potentials and ignite their passions. The students are likely to be promoted to a higher stage by means of the diplomatic negotiations, multilateral cooperation, critical thinking, teamwork ability and some other accesses. Attending to the conferences would help the participants with establishing a sense of responsibility as a citizen of the world, which could benefit their whole life.
International First-esteem Model United Nations Conference for College Students
Harvard National Model United Nations, abbreviated as HNMUN, buckled down in 1955(10 years after the establishment of the United Nations) has the longest history, the biggest scale and the most far-reaching influence. HNMUN 2018(the 64th Harvard National Model United Nations) is enable to set up 4 committees (General Assembly/Economic and Social Council/Regional Bodies/Specialized Agencies), which will be made up with 25 branches. Besides, the Press Corps and NGOs are also available for applying. In total, there are 195 countries (including 2 observing countries) are provided to all the delegations.
HNMUN Conference provides a special stage for participants obtaining the opportunities to experience the challenges of foreign affairs and international negotiations. After a few day’s sessions, the delegates of all countries would not only deeply discuss the international issues while have a better understanding of United Nations’ works, but also get contact with the MUNers who have a common goal.
More or less, it is natural for man who has been engaged in Model United Nations to visit the headstream---the United States and the Harvard University. There they could lead the world, compete with the elites from Harvard, Yale or West Point, and join into the international academic event which has a long history of 60 years and some amount attendants of 3000 persons.
If you are passionate about the exciting HNMUN, if you are keen to the academic atmosphere, if you are well-prepared for the challenged platform, join Nisen MUN 2018 and show yourself on the stage of Harvard!
Discuss Model UN in a Model UN Way!
Ten years ago, there were only a few universities in China struggling to motivate the development of Model UN activities. After years of development, Model UN associations are spreading all over Chinese colleges and universities, and more than a hundred meetings/conferences are held every year. Recently, with the expansion on its scale, the number of Model UN associations in colleges and universities grows exponentially. Meanwhile, we must be faced with many new problems such as conference schedule clashes, difficulties in delegates’ recruitment, and conflicts between associations, which makes it very challenging to maintain conferences’ quality. On the other hand, the traditional way of communicating online is no longer adequate among college MUNers, the opportunities of face-to-face communication become crucially important to the development of college and university Model UN activities.
Joint efforts of all MUNers are needed to ensure a long-term development of Model UN activities nationwide. NISEN Model UN Club hopes to establish a platform to promote the concept of innovative cooperation among college Model UN associations. Development and Cooperation Forum distinguishes from traditional forum in some ways, we advocate to discuss Model UN issues in Model UN’s ways. Under the default topics of the forum, delegates from different Model UN associations can pass resolutions, propose problems to be discussed like the way they do in a standard Model UN conference, shall the proposal be seconded, and it can possibly become the topic of next session. Finally, the result of the forum will be presented in the form of paper versions and signed by all the delegates’ approval for the content of resolution.
Conference Information Schedule for Mainland and Hongkong-Macau Region
Since the beginning of 2014, Nisen MUN has begun transporting the Lingyang’s edition of conference information schedule for Mainland and Hongkong-Macau region via MR.Zang Jueyang. This schedule covers over 300 conferences for both college students and high school students, including conferences held by universities and high schools, conferences organized by commercial companies and organizations and independent MUN conferences held by independent MUNers.
Since October,2016, Nisen MUN will again upgrade its conference information platform based on college MUN entrance information schedule. All information will be classified into five regions based on geographical position—the Middle area, North area, East area, South area and West area, so it provides much convenience for conference organizers to coordinate conference schedules and avoids the conflicts of the time-setting of different conferences. Meanwhile, MUNers can benefit from this platform for having a good knowledge of different conferences and thus choose ones that fits them.
All information on this platform come from accessible information released from college MUN association SMS platform by Zang Jueyang or from Lingyang’s edition of conference information schedule for Mainland and Hongkong-Macau region which is released by related sources.
Shall there be any mistakes and missing information, please feel free to contact us through the Conference information registration form (submit.nisenmun.com), WeChat, E-mail or telephone. Meanwhile, we welcome more organizers of MUN conferences to keep in close touch with us.
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To build a normalised professionalized MUN training system, in the summer of 2015, Nisen MUN in cooperation with China Daily set up a Future Diplomat Elite Training Program facing high school students from all over China. Our courses are divided into three sections"personal ability training", "Common Senses of International relations" and "language skills" along with parts of China Daily's media courses. China Daily sees the inspiration of MUN activities to the reform of China's education through this camp, admits this new form of education and forms a long-term cooperation with Nisen MUN, and will promote more MUN activities to all over China through its own platforms in the future.
The elite class of Future Diplomat Elite Training Program aims at motivating students' interest in international development and understanding the structure of the world and cultivating students's international horizon and leadership and building up students's dialectic method of thinking and universal values through the course of innovative study and laying a solid base to be outstanding diplomats in the future. With the lead of mentors, students experience the working methods of diplomats ,open an international horizon,cultivate the ability of speech, improve the potential of study, share the spirit of teamwork through lobbies, negotiations, model state strategy games and so on. Highlighting the beginning of their career as diplomats.