About UNIS MUN
The United Nations International School Model United Nations Club (UNIS MUN) is based on the idea that each one of us, individually as well as collectively, has a meaningful role to play in the present and future of our planet.
We encourage our student leaders and members to lead; we use Roger Hart’s Ladder of Youth Empowerment as both a tool as well as a compass; we are committed to the core values of the United Nations.
Therefore, our model is a “teaching and learning” model: Every delegate, admin, chair and member deserves the chance to grow and develop their skills, knowledge and abilities through UNIS MUN. We are inclusive in both our on-campus activities as well as our conferences. Our teaching and learning model means we nurture and develop talent with a set of clear and fair expectations.
In practice, this translates into chairs and presidents mentoring delegates; conferences planned, organized, promoted and run by our leadership; the use of training tools and technology created by our members; Approval Panels which provide content as well as formatting support.
UNIS MUN was founded to expose, develop & engage our membership in practical "local to global" problem solving in five key "pillars" or areas of interest:
1. Sustainability & Intergenerational Justice;
2. Diversity of Thought & Inclusive Participation;
3. Collaborative & Distributive Leadership;
4. Change, Growth & Development;
5. Quality Participation that is both Intentional & Meaningful.
The specific aim of our MUN conferences is to encourage debate & sharing of views between students from different schools of different ethnicities and bearing different perspectives.
The larger aims of UNIS MUN are as follows:
1. To remind participants of the finite, scarce & fragile nature of our planet’s natural & human resources & our interconnectedness of our global community & common humanity;
2. To motivate members towards greater global engagement, international-mindedness & life-long learning;
3. To provide members with opportunities for leadership, collaboration & meaningful participation;
4. To raise the profile of the role of the United Nations & relevant global & regional legal & institutional frameworks;
5. To provide members with an authentic MUN experience towards the development of their leadership, research, investigation, discussion, debate, collaboration, inter-personal & empathy skills;
6. To encourage Members to take appropriate risks within the UNIS MUN framework; to try out new ideas & approaches.
In other words, the ultimate goal of UNIS MUN is to promote awareness of international relations & issues in young people, to inspire global mindedness & an understanding to the problems of the world & how to combat them, whilst providing a platform for students to improve their communication skills & open mindedness.
Our hope is that this would allow students the necessary insights to further their understanding & learning of politics in global, international, regional, national, local & personal contexts.