Model United Nations at ICS
"Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none."
--Thomas Jefferson, first inaugural address
Model United Nations (aka, “MUN”) is a simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about civics, effective communication, human rights, globalization and multilateral diplomacy. In Model UN, students take on roles as foreign diplomats and debate international issues in simulated conferences modeled after the United Nations. Participants research a country, investigate international issues, and debate proposals. During a simulation, participants employ a variety of communication and critical thinking skills in order to represent the policies of their country. These skills include public speaking, small group communications, research, and policy analysis. At ICS, the Model UN club meets to prepare for different annual conferences, two of which are held at the University of Washington campus and in Vancouver British Columbia.
Model UN is open to students in the 9-12th grades.