Model United Nations
In Model United Nations, girls represent different countries from U.N. member states to debate current issues on the organisation’s vast agenda.
Girls research global problems to be addressed, drawn from current events. MUN participants learn how the international community acts on its concerns about topics including peace and security, human rights, the environment, food and hunger, economic development, and globalisation. During MUN, participants must employ a variety of communication and critical thinking skills in order to represent their countries. MUN teaches girls skills including public speaking, small group communication, research, active listening, negotiating, conflict resolution, note taking, and technical writing. Moreover, MUN is great fun for those involved: they work with and compete against boys, and occasionally declare war.
Over the year, girls attend MUN conferences at different schools across the country and often make friends with other MUN delegates from other schools who regularly attend the same conferences.