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Welcome to UA's MUN blog! Here, you'll find helpful MUN articles for beginners and experts, for delegates, chairs or organizers, covering the world's most well-renowned and diverse MUN platforms, as well as inspirational stories written by MUNers from around the world.

February 22, 2018

The memory of one’s first Model United Nations (MUN) conference is an inalienable presence. Ask any Secretary-General, award recipient, committee chair, and MUNer. They can tell you – without significant difficulties – precisely what their first MUN experience was like. The moment they lowered their...

Ask any delegate about the skills that they would like to improve through Model United Nations (MUN) and, chances are, most would mention “debating skills.”

But before we go into detail on how to master the art of debate, let us begin by asking ourselves the following question, what is debating?

Debat...

It is as hard to master the arts of public speaking and debating, as it is to master the subtleties of negotiation. To the mere observer, a Model United Nations (MUN) delegate who excels at public speaking can steal the show, but both chairs and delegates know that it is negotiations where MUN’s mos...

Standing in a committee room cramped with delegates staring at you and somehow your peripheral vision keeps getting narrower, your voice shakes, your palms get sweaty, and your thoughts begin to scatter as you try to remember the exact words of the speech that is supposed to mesmerize the UN’s Secre...

June 30, 2017

Director, Philippe Chabaneix, and Presidents, Shaikha Alsalman and Shamma Alattar, had the pleasure of staffing the High School Security Council at the United Ambassadors Model United Nations Conference 2017.

We addressed the numerous parameters surrounding immediate measures to protect children and...

February 8, 2017

My first MUN experience was in Abuja, Nigeria. There we had to apply to be chosen to represent our school at the conference and most of us were just glad to leave school during the term. During the first session my shoes were torn and I had no way of getting a replacement. I was Uganda in the Food a...

October 26, 2016

A turning point in Model United history was made on August 26th, 2016 in the General Assembly Hall at the United Nations Headquarters. Nearly 300 Model UN youth leaders from around the world - United Ambassadors delegates, observers & staff - as well as United Nations Diplomats and Senior Officials...

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