National Model United Nations- Galapagos Islands
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What is Model United Nations?
Model United Nations (MUN) is a simulation of the United Nations General Assembly and other branches of the UN system. In Model UN, we have the opportunity to assume the role of ambassadors from UN member states to debate current issues on the organization’s agenda. As delegates, we make speeches, write resolutions, negotiate with allies and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the Model UN parliamentary rules of procedure. Our participation let’s us see first-hand the importance of international cooperation to resolve global issues that cannot be solved by individual states alone.
MUN provides an incredibly impactful “hands-on” learning experience that encourages the study, discussion, and resolution of global issues, while giving us the opportunity to develop long-term skills such as researching, writing, public speaking, problem solving, and leadership. Participation in MUN also allows us to build skills in consensus building and conflict resolution. While interacting with delegates from around the world, we put into practice compromise and cooperation techniques while working hand-in-hand with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Over its history, WVU MUN has represented Israel, Iran, Antigua and Barbuda, Cuba, Russia, Iceland, Haiti, Italy, Croatia, the United States, Slovakia, Spain, Mexico, Estonia, Hungary, Oman, Azerbaijan, North Korea, the Czech Republic, Panama, New Zealand, and Romania. In just the past eight years, the team has won 34 delegation awards and numerous position paper awards – and we look forward to continuing the tradition!
Who We Are and Where We Are Going
We are the international conference team of WVU Model United Nations!
Left to right: Ali Carder, Bernadine Kwan, Emily Boothe, Emma Harrison, Garrett Burgess, Morgan King, Morgan Stemler
In January, the six of us are packing our bags and headed to the National Model United Nations conference in the Galápagos Islands. While there, we will have the opportunity to protect the environment in words as well as actions. During the academic sessions, our committees will focus on global environmental issues that directly affect this unique and beautiful biosphere. When we aren’t practicing the ins and outs of global cooperation, we will be getting our hands dirty by participating in service learning opportunities offered in the national park. If you’re interested in learning more about where we’re headed, you can see the conference website here: http://www.nmun.org/nmun_galapagos18.html
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Follow Us on Our Journey
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