To participate effectively in a Model UN conference you will use a variety of skills. This section provides guidance on the four key areas:
- Chairing – Chairmanship is the art of managing meetings. The Chairman of GA Committee is its presiding officer, the individual who has accepted responsibility for ensuring that the debate within a Committee is orderly and that it takes all necessary decisions as outlined in its Programme of Work.
- Speaking – An international conference is primarily an exercise in communication between people of many different nationalities. It is very hard to communicate effectively across deep divides of language, culture, personality, professional and social background, experience and so forth. Find out more about the skills required for effective communication and speaking here.
- Negotiation – One of the most important parts of participating in an international conference is honing the skill of negotiation. In this section the art of negotiation will be explored in greater detail.