Model United Nations
Welcome to the Model United Nations
We are excited about the upcoming event. Our discussions will be held in five committees
Committee A: Female Access to Education (open the link to download draft resolution)
Committee B: Population Growth (open the link to download draft resolution)
Committee C: Peacebuilding in Conflict Zones (draft resolution will be uploaded soon)
Committee D: Refugee Crisis (draft resolution will be uploaded soon)
Committee E: International Prisons (draft resolution will be uploaded soon)
Each delegates should prepare a 1-page position paper on the topic of their committee. You can find position paper guidelines here.
About Model UN
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 2015 Model UN will be held on November 6-7. If you are interested in joining Model UN you need to:
1) Register a country you'd like to represent. You can register online.
2) Download the draft resolution/background guide for your committee (see links above). Study the draft resolution/background guide and do research on the topic and on your Member State's position.
3) Prepare a 1-page position paper (see the guidelines) and offer revisions, additions, and recommendations, based on your Member State’s position on this problem. How has your country dealt with it in the past? How should we resolve the problem now? Email your position paper by November 4 to charlestonModelUN@gmail.com
5) We will have several training sessions on Model UN, about a week before the event. You will receive an email invitation.
6) Come to Model UN on November 6 and HAVE FUN!
7) Ask your professor if you can get an extra credit for participation in Model UN.
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.
The SecretariatCollege of Charleston Model United Nations