Model United Nations (MUN) is the simulation of activities of the United Nations. Security Council, General Assembly and its commissions are usually present in all MUN conferences. It is a “learning by doing” method of studying the UN. Participants of MUN assume the roles of representatives of member states.
MUN began as early as 1923 with simulated sessions of the then “League of Nations”. MUN is held in many countries of the world. Each year about 60,000 secondary and university students participate in MUN worldwide. Each program is run independently, but maintains similar goals, to increase international understanding and develop the art of peaceful negotiations.
MUN is a programme for students to learn about international relations, public speaking, international law and debate. Delegates are developing a response to global competitiveness in the field of knowledge based economies, humanitarian issues along with many other real world situations that we are currently living in.
EMPOWERING THE VOICE OF YOUTH
“MUN is the perfect stepping stone for those who long to project their views, challenge and voice others, as well as discovering more about not only how the world works, but our own significant role in it.” Asma Muhammed –Secretary General DBS MUN 2017-18
We are a growing student led club of around 120 students, ranging from year 7 till year 13, making it the most popular ECA in DBS! MUN enables students to come together to converse, analyse and debate over a variety of issues in order to reach a consensus.
In turn, we learn key skills like team building, public speaking, debating and compromise by doing various team-related challenges and activities designed to improve confidence and global affairs knowledge.
We attend conferences - recently, DBS MUN delegates have represented the school at the prestigious Qatar Leadership Conference at Doha College MUN, Mesaieed MUN, THIMUN Qatar MUN – the largest conference in the Middle East and in March 2017, a group attended the CWMUN conference at the UN headquarters in New York, which featured an address by ex-President Bill Clinton.