The Model United Nations(MUN) is an academic simulation of the real United Nations that aims to educate students aboutcurrent events, improve their communication and diplomacy. MUN is very popular at top American Universities;Harvard National Model United Nations (HNMUN) is the world's oldest continuous College Model UN conference, founded in 1955.
Eachstudent is given a country and specific topics to research and represent in debate in a range of committees. Committees tackle human rights, social and economic and environmental issues. We also simulate the Security Council with its 5 permanent members and 10 rotating member countries, and often have full General Assemblies with up to 90 country teams involved in debate.
Recent topics have included:
- The question of the management of international developmental aid
- The question of global over-population
- The question of the ethanol industry on global food security
- The question of the safe disposal of nuclear waste
- The question of mitigating the negative impacts of tourism
- The question of the freedom of religious expression in the public domain
- The question of child labor
- The question of the displacement of indigenous people due to economic development
- The question of revision of the NPT (Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty)
- The question of the growing need to combat maritime
- The question of achieving peace, stability and development in the Korean Peninsula
- The question of stability and development in Afghanistan
- The question of the response of the Security Council to human rights violations amongst UN member states
- The question of the long-term reconstruction of Haiti
Students have an opportunity to attend up to 3 conferences a year in Bangkok and internationally, where they can learn to write resolutions to tackle global issues, improve their public speaking skills, and make lots of new friends at the same time.