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Model United Nations (MUN)

Model United Nations simulations provide over 200,000 students each year with an exceptional opportunity to take on the role of a diplomat. Students conduct research on a specific country, and through consultations with other students investigate a broad range of international issues. Through debate and negotiation, students from around the world develop their own solutions to world problems.

Students benefit from MUN simulations by:

  • Enhancing their knowledge of global challenges
  • Better understanding the perspectives of different countries on international issues
  • Experiencing first-hand the dynamic of international cooperation and negotiation
  • Engaging with thousands of students from around the world similarly interested in developing sustainable solutions to global challenges
  • Gaining valuable career advice and experience

MUN simulations have vaulted thousands of students towards careers in diplomacy and international development. Several staff members of the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations received their first taste of international relations at a MUN simulation and have never looked back since.

UN News

A summary of daily and upcoming meetings at the United Nations can be found in the UN Journal.

The United Nations News Service is the official source of UN news.

The UN Webcast service provides daily live and on-demand broadcasting over the Internet of UN open meetings, conferences, press briefings and events. Live broadcasts are available in the original language and in English.

The United Nations now offers broadcast quality video for easy download from the Internet. The service, called UNifeed, is available for free. It consists of three to six stories a day, sound bites and natural sound, with shot lists and scripts adaptable into local languages.

The United Nations Radio broadcasts live 15-minute daily weekday programmes from UN Headquarters in six languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

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Date Modified:
2015-12-07