What is MUN? MUN is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and the United Nations agenda through DEBATEabout current global issues NEGOTIATIONin the style of the UN WRITING of resolutions in the internationally recognized legal format
What is MUN? (continued) participants role-play as diplomats representing a nation or NGO in a simulated session of an organ (committee) of the United Nations How? Research a country take on roles as diplomats investigate international issues debate, deliberate, consult develop solutions to world problems
In a nutshell… The King's College London Model United Nations Society debates global issues by simulating the diplomacy of the many forums of United Nations. The society attends conferences in international affairs all over the world. Who can join? Everyone! Regardless of your knowledge of the world or your experience at MUN. Meetings include debates but also training sessions where you will learn all you need to know before battling out global issues with your fellow delegates
Why participate? It will look great on your CV You will gain valuable skills in negotiation, debating and public speaking The possibility of having your say about the issues that make headlines today It is FUN!
What is an MUN Conference? Multiple-day simulations organized by Universities, UN-related organizations, etc. Often an international array of participants Multiple committees, larger in number Awards Socials Extra: crisis conferences
Last year’s conferences In the UK Oxford International MUN Cambridge University International MUN Nottingham MUN London International MUN Warwick MUN LSE MUN Abroad Harvard National MUN (USA) World MUN (Singapore) Paris International MUN (Paris)
Committee Members President: Joelle Wong (2nd Year Law) Treasurer: Daniel Frost (2nd Year Law) Vice-President: Sebastiaan Debrouwere (2nd Year International Politics) Conferences Officer: Cherie Koh (2nd Year Law)
Our activities Our core activity is organizing our celebrated weekly MUN debating simulations. Join us every Tuesday during term for your chance to become a country's ambassador to the UN and to try to solve some of the biggest challenges in international relations; KCLMUN organizes delegations to MUN conferences as nearby as London and as far away as the United States; Every term we host discussions with both academics and practitioners in the field of international relations; We also organize social events including pub nights, film screenings, visits to multilateral institutions, etc.
Practicals Every Tuesday at 7 pm in G.79, Franklin-Wilkins-Building, Waterloo Campus Invitations for weekly meetings, events, conference applications, etc. will be sent out via Our mailing list Facebook On weekly meetings
Our opportunities Oxford International MUN, 28th – 30th of October 2011 Nottingham MUN, 11th – 13th of November 2011 Bain and Company
Our opportunities Oxford International MUN, 28th – 30th of October 2011 3 places available on our delegation, prior experience recommended Applications open tomorrow, Wednesday October 5th and close on Monday October 10th at 17.00 GMT Further info via Facebook and Mailing list
Our opportunities Nottingham MUN, 11th – 13th of November, 2011 10 places available on our delegation, no prior experience required (just motivation!) Applications open tomorrow, Wednesday October 5th and close on Monday October 10th at 17.00 GMT Further info via Facebook and Mailing list
Our opportunities Bain and Company Bain & Company is one of the world's leading strategy consultancies, also voted Best Consulting Firm to Work For by Consulting Magazine for the past nine years. Women in Business Networking Event – October 19th, 6.30-8.30pm Possibility of internships Applications open for female members of the society tomorrow, Wednesday October 5th and close on Monday October 10th at 17.00 GMT Further info via Facebook and Mailing list
Thanks for your turn-out and motivation! Next week’s session will be a simulation Email will follow later in the week Introduction to rules of procedure at the start Prize for best delegate and best new delegate
Social Event When? Now Where? Knight’s Templar, near Maughan Library What? Drinks, chat, etc.
Mailing list If you still wish to join, please send an email to email@example.com