Model United Nations (informally abbreviated as Model UN or MUN) is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about civics, effective communication, globalization and multilateral diplomacy. In Model UN, students take on roles as foreign diplomats and participate in a simulated session of an intergovernmental organization (IGO). Participants research a country, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems.
The Model United Nations has been a part of the Stockholm International School extracurricular studies for the past 23 years. At SIS we offer two different programs of MUN:
MUN for students in the Middle Years Program - Enrichment (Grade 7-10)
In this enrichment class, the students are molded to apply skills in researching, resolution writing, public speaking, group lobbying and consensus building. These skills are put into practice within the classroom and when attending conferences. During a simulation, participants must employ a variety of communication and critical thinking skills in order to represent the policies of their country. These skills include public speaking, small group communications, research, policy analysis, active listening, negotiating, conflict resolution, note taking, and technical writing. However, school delegation formats vary from region to region. Stockholm International School offers the MYP-MUN students the possibility of attending three international conferences during the school year which are affiliates of The Hague International-MUN and Global Classroom International-MUN.
For any further information, contact the MUN Coordinator in the MYP program, Ms. Guyo (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Model United Nations at SIS for IB students
You can use the MUN for your:
- EE (Extended Essay E.g. Global studies)
- Group 3 subjects
- Personal statement for university applications
- Project Outreach
- Global Young Leaders Conference
- To collaborate with an Amnesty group or another of the groups at the school
The IB mission statement states:
The international Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
This is a MUN group where you can develop your global and intercultural awareness in different ways:
- You will be part of a Managebac group and asked to reflect on your progress as part of the programme. You will also be responsible for planning some of the activities below. But you do not have an exam or any formal assessments. We meet every week in a lunch break.
- We arrange a session for the annexe students (grade 8-12) during the UN day the 24th of October.
- We will participate in a MUN in Europe e.g. BERMUN (Berlin) in November.
- In June we will host a one-day MUN conference for all grade 7-11 at the school.