After three consecutive contributions to the Stockholm Model United Nations (SMUN) at Handelshögskolan it seems our lecture has become quite a topic in the international MUN world! This week the StIPS received invitations to speak both at the UK Parliament for the Tamil Model United Nations (TMUN) and for the United Nations International Student Conference Amsterdam (UNISCA). Both events will take place in June 2014.
As a former participant to UNISCA Ruben knows what it is like to take part in a MUN event. MUN is a world-wide concept in which students actively simulate UN meetings and commissions in different roles and committees. Typically the Security Council, the ECOSOC and a number of other UN bodies are represented. The participants are given a role as delegate (Ambassador) from a country or as Chairman of a committee.
The participants negotiate about texts and try to formulate resolutions that can be accepted by the plenary session of the MUN. The simulation is as real as it can get and the stakes can get high! A typical MUN can last several days up to a full week.