2013 MUN Workshops at a Glance
Two Model UN (MUN) Workshops were organized by the United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI) in 2013. The first was held from 8–11 July 2013 in partnership with the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) in Vienna and the United Nations Youth Associations Network (UNYANET) with the assistance of the United Nations Youth and Student Association of Austria (UNYSA-Austria). The second was held from 26-29 August 2013 at UN Headquarters in New York.
These workshops provided student leaders who are actively involved in organizing Model UN programmes at the university level around the world with a deeper understanding of how the General Assembly and the Security Council operate.
Photos from Vienna and NY workshops will be posted soon!
The Department of Public Information is planning a Workshop in Japan in November 2014 and in other countries during the year, rather than in New York. Updated information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
The 2014 workshops will be open to any student who will be organizing a Model UN programme at the university level between August 2014 and July 2015.
Faculty advisors who have a role in planning MUN conferences as well as students who are interested in organizing a Model UN conference and have had a leadership role in other Model UN programmes (for example, as Secretary-General, Under-Secretary-General, President of the General Assembly, President of the Security Council, member of a Committee Bureau which includes the Committee Chair, Co-Chair, Secretary or Rapporteur) can also apply. Students who have only had experience as a delegate but are thinking of organizing a MUN conference can submit an application and request to be put on a waiting list. Students on the waiting list will be notified if there are spaces available after the application deadline.
There is no registration fee for students or faculty advisors who are eligible to attend the 2014 MUN Workshops. However, once accepted, participants will be responsible for all travel and living costs during the four-day workshops.
The call for applications will be announced in the coming months.
The workshops will focus on giving MUN organizers a basic understanding of the Rules and Procedures of the General Assembly, the discussion and action phases of General Assembly Committee meetings, what you need to know when drafting resolutions, the duties and responsibilities of the UN Secretariat and General Assembly officials, the Security Council Rules and Procedures, and more.
The aim of the workshops is to examine how Model UN simulations can more accurately capture the negotiation process as it commonly occurs at the UN. The workshops will provide unprecedented access to UN senior officials.