Model United Nations

We are delighted to announce the launch of the North London Collegiate School’s inaugural inter-school Model United Nations Conference, which will take place on the 26 and 27 June 2021.

If you would like to get involved in what promises to be a great conference, please email asantos@nlcs.org.uk to register to take part or for more information.

The Conference

Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19, the conference will take place online.

Each school will be allocated three delegations, who will have a place in each committee, with a maximum of 15 delegates from each school.

Each delegate must have knowledge of the MUN procedure prior to the conference. Information containing all the relevant details about the structure of the debate will be sent to delegates along with committee details, debate questions, resolution writing guides and the code of conduct, closer to the date of the conference.

Timings:

  • Saturday 26 June: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday 27 June: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Download the full timetable

Committees

  • There will be five committees - please see details below.

Key details:

  • There will be no fee to attend the conference.
  • NLCSMUN is for students in Years 10 – 13.
  • Teachers must apply on behalf of their schools.
  • We will be using Microsoft Teams for debate. As such, students will be required to provide their school email addresses so they can receive invites for the conference.
  • As per our strict code of conduct, we discourage student communication through means beyond the school-hosted sessions
  • Advisors are requested to register as soon as possible in order to help our planning.
  • A final list of student names (and their school email addresses) needs to be submitted by 10th June.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact Ms Santos, NLCS MUN Coordinator ASantos@nlcs.org.uk

Ria and Alex, Co-Chairs of MUN Society

 

Meet the Team 

I'm Alex, co-chairs of MUN society at NLCS. I am currently in Lower Sixth and studying for the IB Diploma, with my higher levels in English Literature, History and Philosophy and my standard levels in Latin, Biology and Maths. As well as MUN, I am also an avid debater and co-chair of the Debating Society.  However, I am also a member of the Law Society, and I hope to study Law at university.

I’m Ria and I’m one of the co-chairs of the MUN society at NLCS. I’m currently in Lower Sixth studying for the IB Diploma. My higher levels are in Mathematics, Physics, Philosophy and Economics and my standard levels are in English and French. In addition to MUN, I also take a keen interest in debating, being Secretary of Debating Society. I am also a passionate member of the philosophy society and hope to study politics, philosophy and economics at university.

 

What is Model United Nations (MUN)?

During MUN participants assume the role of national ambassadors or representatives to debate and seek to solve global issues. By role-playing meetings like the Security Council and General Assembly, participants get a unique insight into how the United Nations works. They research, debate and try to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems just like the real thing.

Being part of MUN helps you develop and demonstrate key skills like public speaking, teamwork and negotiation.

What is an MUN Conference?

An MUN Conference is an opportunity to attend a larger Model UN gathering, meeting MUN members from other schools over two or three days.

Why should I take part in MUN?

There are few better ways of understanding international affairs and global politics than putting yourself ‘in the shoes of world leaders’. Because participants discuss UN topics and represent their adopted country’s position, they will often be arguing from an unfamiliar perspective, developing knowledge, understanding, empathy and other key life skills.

Committees and Debate Questions

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

  • The question of seeking asylum
  • The question of climate migrants
  • The question of the provision of education in refugee camps

Disarmament and International Security (DISEC) 

  • The question of the militarisation of the South China Sea
  • The question of the impact of warfare on the environment
  • The question of the use of social media in recruitment

Social, Cultural and Humanitarian (SOCHUM)

  • The question of overpopulation
  • The question of sexual violence against women
  • The question of protest

Special Political and Decolonisation (SPECPOL)

  • The question of the Uighur Muslims in China
  • The question of Kurdistan
  • The question of Myanmar

Crisis

  • The crisis committee question will be released 5 days before the conference.