What is an MUN?
What does it entail?
A Model United Nations (MUN) is an academic simulation in which students take on the role of delegates from the different countries that comprise the United Nations, specifically within a committee (the Security Council, ECOSOC…) where they try to resolve problems and geopolitical issues through their assigned country’s perspective.
For example, a student may represent France in the Human Rights Council where they will have to test themselves regarding topics such as the abuse of ethnic minorities in certain territories, all the while maintaining their role as a delegate of their assigned country.
How does it work?
Before the MUN conference, students will receive a Study Guide containing the topics of their respective committees. After this, a document that specifies the country’s position and previous actions regarding the topic at hand must be drafted individually: this document is the Position Paper.
Why should I sign up?
Join the course…
The United Nations today: challenges and future of the organization
Every year we organize a course regarding the United Nations in which in 7 sessions, professor (and former UN employee) Pablo Pareja brings us closer to the organization’s reality. Completion of the course grants you 2 ECTS credits! Classes are in Spanish and take place at UPF’s Ciutadella campus, its next edition being this October 2020. Want to join?
Find MUNs interesting?
If you would like to take part in a Model UN, you’re in the right place. On top of that, at UNSA Barcelona we organize many more activities to bring us closer to the world of international relations. Find out what we do!
United Nations Student Association of Barcelona
Carrer Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27, 08005, Barcelona. Office 20.1E04 (Jaume I Building)