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About Model UN

Students participating in a Model UN Conference

Model United Nations (MUN) simulations are popular exercises for those interested in learning more about the UN. It is estimated that more than 400,000 students worldwide participate every year in MUN at all educational levels – from primary school to university. Many of today’s leaders in law, government, business and the arts participated in MUN as students. But did you know that many MUNs do not follow the actual rules and practices used at the UN? Also, most decisions adopted by the General Assembly are made by consensus – as opposed to voting. The UN Department of Global Communications, as part of its United Nations Model UN Programme, therefore created a guide to teach MUN teams how to bring their simulations more in line with the way the UN actually works. To access the guide, click below:

MUN Guide GA