United Ambassadors & The United Nations UN4MUN Programme Present:

UN4MUN Training Workshop - UN HQ NYC

15-16 August 2018, United Nations Headquarters, New York City, USA

The UN4MUN Training Workshop is a comprehensive 2-day training programme co-developed and co-delivered by the United Nations UN4MUN Programme and United Ambassadors. It is designed for Model United Nations (MUN) leaders from around the world and aims to introduce participants to UN4MUN, the Model United Nations platform developed by the United Nations Department of Public Information, which aims to bring MUN simulations closer to how United Nations intergovernmental meetings actually function and to increase the pedagogical value of these simulations in learning about the United Nations’ work and priorities .

 

This NYC workshop is held in collaboration with the United Nations UN4MUN Programme which is managed by the Education Outreach Section of the Outreach Division of the United Nations Department of Public Information in New York.

Reasons to attend: The workshop aims to introduce participants to the differences between the Rules of Procedure used at Traditional MUN Conferences, and those actually followed at the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council. It will help explain how decisions at the United Nations are made, what the main phases of a General Assembly/ Security Council meeting are, how solutions are proposed, and how resolutions are drafted, negotiated and adopted. It will provide MUN leaders or aspiring conference organizers with the tools and information they need to bring their Model UN conferences more in line with the way the United Nations actually works. Training modules include theoretical presentations and engaging practical exercises. Attending the workshop will prepare participants for successful MUN simulations that closely follow actual UN practices and procedures.

 


Please see workshop program here:

Basic Information:

a. The workshop is co-developed and co-delivered by United Ambassadors and the United Nations UN4MUN Programme.

b. Eligibility: This workshop is ideal for current MUN participants, trainers, students serving in leadership roles in MUN, and MUN conference organizers. However, it accepts all eligible applicants between the ages of 12 and 40.  

c. Location: The workshop will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, 15-16 August 2018.

d. Schedule: The workshop is scheduled for 2 days in August 2018, before UA-MUNC New York.

e. Principal trainers: Ms. Nabila Elassar, United Ambassadors, and Ms. Antje Kristin Watermann, United Nations.

 

Registration Fee Includes:

*Full 2-Day Training on UN4MUN from UN official(s) and United Ambassadors.

* Theoretical Training Sessions and Immersive, Engaging Practical Workshops.

*Program Material and Access to Online Resources.

* 2 Day Access to the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

*Certificate of Completion upon conclusion of the UN4MUN training.

 

 

Previous (2017) Workshop Programme - to be updated for 2018 to include the ECOSOC and International Court of Justice.

 

 1) UN4MUN Introduction (Sessions 1 and 2)

  • Overview of the United Nations

  • Introduction of UN4MUN

    • Key differences between typical MUN simulations and UN4MUN

    • What is Consensus?

    • Evolution of the UN decision-making process – 1945 to 2016

    • Consensus building exercise

    • Why consensus?

    • Negotiation – Cooperative Problem Solving vs. Competitive Bargaining

    • Conclusion: The most commonly used Model United Nations procedures worldwide – why UN4MUN

 

2) General Assembly Overview (Sessions 3,4,5 and 6).

  • Phases in a UN General Assembly Meeting

    • General Debate, Formal Meetings & Informal Meetings

  • Transition to MUN (UN4MUN):

    • General Debate/ Formal Meetings

    • Informal-Informal Consultations and Political groups (group negotiation)

  • Drafting a Resolution

    • Word use & paragraph ordering & structure

    • Exercise: Look through/analyze previous UN Resolutions

  • Types of UN Documents & Document Symbols

  • Formal Informal Consultations - Line by Line Review Exercise

  • Action Phase

 

3) Organizing UN4MUN Conferences (Sessions 7 and 8).

  • The Role of the Secretariat and General Assembly Officials at the UN

  • How UN4MUN conferences can apply the above

    • Exercise: How to prepare Secretary-General Reports/ First Report of the General Committee and exercise: Look through 1st report of GC

    • Looking through PGA/ GA Chair Scripts

  • Do’s & Don’ts for UN4MUN Organizers.

 

4) Security Council Overview (Sessions 9 and 10)**

  • Differences between the SC and the GA

  • Types of meetings that can take place in the Security Council

  • Types of Documents that the SC can produce

  • The role of the SC Director/ Presidents and how they interact

  • Flow of Debate in the SC – how consensus is reached, what happens when it’s not reached

  • The role of the media in the UN Security Council

  • How the above applies to UN4MUN student simulations

 

5) Delegate Preparation for UN4MUN (Session 11)

  • Conference preparation toolkit.

  • Research in Model United Nations using UN cited sources

  • Head delegate - conference communication – applying for GA elections

  • Do’s & Don’ts for UN4MUN delegates (before and during conference)

 

6) Reflections and Thought Sharing (Session 12)

  • How do we “break UN4MUN into the Model UN Circuit” – Open discussion, challenges, and opportunities for the growth of UN4MUN worldwide.

  • Open Q&A on all content covered and future UA projects (*Hall of Fame*)

  • Q&A on “The Real United Nations”

 

This logo represents the United Nations UN4MUN Programme.  For more information, please visit: outreach.un.org/mun

 

 Registration Details

15-16 August 2018, 9 AM - 6 PM: New York City, USA.

 

 

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