A MUN is a simulation of an actual United Nations conference, where students are tasked with solving a global issue through research, drafting, lobbying and debate to pass a suitable‘resolution’.
Students take on the roles of delegates, speakers, and chairs, representing different countries and work together with other students from different backgrounds to take part in discussions and reach a solution for the agenda they are assigned.
The agendas or topics taken up during the MUNs are a reflection of real-world issues discussed by the United Nations. The entire process and discussion take place under formal ‘Rules of Procedure’ to truly model the format of the UN.
The benefits of attending a MUN
Preparing and participating in a MUN helps students develop leadership skills, research, writing, public speaking, and problem-solving skills. Moreover, coming up with solutions that are acceptable to a majority of the representatives also inculcates skills of negotiation, conflict resolution, and cooperation.
Here are 10 important ways that participating in a MUN can help you in the future:
1. Worldly Knowledge 2. Confidence-Building 3. Analytical Skills 4. Problem-Solving Skills
5. Diplomacy 6. Public Speaking 7. Networking 8. Writing Skills 9. Leadership Skills 10. College Applications
Is participating in an IMUN helps in college applications ?
IMUNs are known for their quality, high standards, and difficulty levels, and participating in one will work as an asset when you apply for colleges and/or jobs. Top Ivy League colleges such as Yale and Harvard have been known to give additional consideration to students who have attended MUNs.
Even Indian universities are beginning to hold profile-based admissions (such as Liberal Arts colleges), where they assign significant weightage to extra-curricular activities.
Admissions officers and job interviewers look for candidates with discipline, confidence, analytical ability, and problem-solving skills; all traits that are exemplified by participating in IMUNs.
Be the part of IMUN and Get your certificate and involve in internation Conferances:
International MUN is an independent organization supported and sponsored by the United Nations’ organizations that is UNDP, UNESCO, IOM as well as by the Australian Embassy. It means all these organizations mentioned above have supported International MUN conferences by providing funding in its offline conferences in Vietnam as well as in Thailand. As well as IMUN Offline conferences have been attended by the speakers from the above mentioned organizations. They recognized IMUN as a trusted organization and only then they sponsored it. Please visit IMUN website and check the news section or scroll down on IMUN social media to check the guest speakers information.