Model United Nations societies are present in primary schools to universities with more than 400,000 people taking part every year. They offer a great opportunity to enhance skills that will benefit you in your studies as well as your future career but also offer a unique setting for you to debate on current issues with students from around the world.
This award-winning society, London Met Model United Nations, is no different, and perhaps one of the most multicultural!
Through our fortnightly meetings, you will be simulating UN committees including among others, the Security Council or the General Assembly, enabling you to gain a unique insight into how the UN works. By discussing current world issues, you will develop skills such as critical thinking, teamwork, conflict resolution, public speaking, and research.
Activities LMMUN participates in include attending the prestigious yearly London International Model United Nations conference held at Imperial College, as well as attending other MUNs abroad. In the past, London Met students have had the opportunity to travel to MUNs in Paris, Prague and Edinburgh with the society, and organize their own individual trips to, for example, the Cologne MUN conference. These conferences are an opportunity to engage with students from around the world, but also to network with diplomats and UN personnel. As well as these conferences, LMMUN also attends various talks and events across London. Last year LMMUN attended events including a conversation with Antonio Gutteres, the UN Secretary General, organised by UNA UK as well as a lecture at SOAS on the history and future of the UN and the United Nations Day reception at the Embassy of Sweden, also organized by UNA-UK.
This year, our goal is not only to participate at LIMUN, but also to attend other European MUNs as well as start organizing and preparing our very own LMMUN conference!
If you are interested in current affairs and want to put your debating skills to the test, come and join us!
No previous MUN experience is required, all courses welcome.
The learning objectives of MUN Assemblies are to enable participants to:
• Gain insight into the workings of the United Nations and the dynamics of international relations by providing opportunities to assume the roles of UN representatives
• Understand relations between countries and particularly power relations between rich and poor countries
• Carry out in-depth research which will include geography, history, science and economics related to climate change and issues of global poverty and the MDGs
• Debate the issues that confront world leaders and draft resolutions in response to these global issues
• Develop and experience important social skills such as teamwork and group cooperation, conflict resolution, negotiation, consensus-building, critical thinking, public speaking and listening.
Find out more about Model United Nations here.