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Model United Nations

Welcome to the Model United Nations

Model United Nations is an annual simulation designed for students at the College of Charleston. It's a great exercise in practicing the skills of international diplomacy, negotiation, and public speaking. During a 2-day event students learn about and debate global issues and develop leadership skills. 

The 2014 Model UN will be held on November 7-8. If you are interested in joining Model UN you need to:

1) Register a country you'd like to represent. E-mail your request to CharlestonModelUN@gmail.com and include your choice of top 3 countries.

2) We will confirm your selection via email and will let you know other details. 

3) If you are enrolled in Political Science classes, you can ask your professor if you can get an extra credit for participation in Model UN.

Below is a list of countries that have already reached the maximum number of delegates. Please select any other country.

  • Afghanistan
  • Argentina 
  • Azerbaijan
  • Brazil (1 seat left)
  • Chad (1 seat left)
  • Chile (1 seat left)
  • China
  • Colombia (1 seat left)
  • Democatic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) (1 seat left)
  • Democratic Republic of Congo (1 seat left)
  • Egypt
  • France (2 seats left)
  • Germany
  • India
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Italy (1 seat left)
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Liberia (1 seat left)
  • Morocco (1 seat left)
  • Nigeria 
  • Pakistan
  • Republic of Korea
  • Russian Federation (1 seat left)
  • Rwanda 
  • Spain (1 seat left)
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vietnam

Keep in mind that the following 10 countries will be represented as non-permanent members of the Security Council:

  • Argentina  
  • Australia
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • Jordan
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg  
  • Nigeria  
  • Republic of Korea  
  • Rwanda 

Message from the Secretariat

Your Excellencies, Heads of State and Government,

Honorable Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, and Honorable Ministers,

Welcome to the Eighth Annual College of Charleston Model United Nations.

During the next few weeks, you will adopt a new national identity as you become a diplomat from another country at a meeting of the most inclusive of intergovernmental organizations, the United Nations.  This requires you to shoulder a great responsibility, for you must not only protect your nation’s interests but must also do so in a way that protects its dignity and good name by using appropriate diplomatic language and extending diplomatic courtesies to your fellow diplomats as well as to the Officers of the Model and members of the Secretariat.  

You need to become familiar with the history, culture, economy and politics of your country in order to fully internalize the many facets of this character and see the world through the eyes of your country.  You will then be able to develop its foreign policy and forcefully present its position to the rest of the world.

Once you have reached the point where you are confident and comfortable as a diplomat from your country, you must also become thoroughly conversant with the organization in which your work will be done, the Model United Nations.  Just as the real United Nations, it is governed by a set of rules and procedures. You must learn the rules of procedure so that their use in meetings becomes second nature.

If you go through the model experience in these ways you will find it to be a uniquely rewarding one that can be applied both academically and outside of the classroom. Please accept our best wishes during this period of preparation.  We look forward to working with you during this period and at the Model United Nations in November.

Yours Sincerely,

The Secretariat

College of Charleston Model United Nations