Model United Nations is an academic simulation of the United Nation’s committees and agencies. Participants represent their assigned country in one of the many UN forums including the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Human Rights Panel and the Economic and Social Council among others. Through such events, Participants gain an acute understanding of another country’s foreign policy and of some of today’s most pressing issues. Moreover, events like these enhance public speaking and negotiation skills.
Rotaract MUN procedure is an innovative forum that builds on strength of international procedure: It expands on the strengths of collaboration and public speaking while incorporating the international style’s focus on content and writing.
The topics, themes and committees are structured so that each topic is debated equally during the conference. For each topic, there is an initial speakers’ list or round-robin debate followed by a lobbying period during which delegates write clauses and debate the topics. After chairs help delegates edit and improve their clauses, they are incorporated into working papers. Delegates will then work to merge their working papers into one to two draft resolutions on the topic, which are then debated and voted on. By the end of the conference, delegates will have debated and voted on one resolution on each topic, worked directly with their Chairs on the content of the debate, and improve their writing, public speaking, and debating skills. This procedure allows delegates to focus in on specific aspects of the topic and then incorporate all of these concepts into one resolution for the issue. The hybrid procedure returns MUN to its original spirit: diplomacy, collaboration, and solving world issues.