Participate in the miniSMUN on Thursday at 15:15 in room, 320 for the chance to win tickets to the Oktoberfest this Saturday.
This event is hosted by the Stockholm Model United Nations which is a three-day UN simulation for university students, held annually at the Stockholm School of Economics. 250 delegates from all around the world come to SSE to debate global issues currently faced by world leaders, and to draft resolutions in response to these issues. This year we’ve created a miniSMUN for all the students at SSE to gain a quick insight into the workings of the UN and how a model UN is conducted.
What is a Model United nations?
Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an educational simulation and/or academic competition in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. MUN involves and teaches researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities.
Participants in Model UN conferences, known as delegates, are placed in committees and assigned countries, or occasionally other organizations or political figures, where they represent members of that body. They are presented with their assignments in advance, along with a topic or topics that their committee will discuss. Delegates conduct research before conferences and formulate positions that they will then debate with their fellow delegates in the committee, staying true to the actual position of the member they represent. At the end of a conference, the best-performing delegates in each committee, as well as delegations, are sometimes recognized with awards.