Model United Nations (MUN)
Model United Nations is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate students about civics, current events, effective communication, globalization and multilateral diplomacy. Within MUN students take on roles as delegates and ambassadors and participate in a simulated session of an intergovernmental organization. Students will research countries, take on roles as diplomats and ambassadors, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, negotiate and then develop solutions to world problems. Delegates work in their committees and try to lobby, create and vote on clauses ready for resolutions. They then work in the General Assembly to try and pass their resolutions. The MUN club at IST meets once a week and is an excellent platform for students to develop their sense of internationalism and raise awareness of important world issues. It is also a fantastic opportunity to meet other internationally minded students from around the world.
There is also the opportunity to attend three MUN events:
- Paris Model United Nations (PAMUN) The conference will be held in the Paris headquarters of UNESCO.
- Milan Model United Nations (MILANMUN) the conference is held at the Universita Bocconi in Milan.
- The IST (TOMUN) event is sponsored by IST once a year at the International Training Centre of the ILO - UN Organization.