Model United Nations (also Model UN or MUN) is an academic simulation of the United Nations in which students role-play as representatives of a country in one of the deliberating bodies of the UN. While researching a country and an international issue, taking on the role of a diplomat, and debating about solutions to world problems, the students become aware and interested in international relations, diplomacy and the UN agenda.
Model UN is supported by many organizations, private groups, non-governmental organizations, inter-governmental organizations, and national governments. United Nations Associations around the world and their international organization, the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), have supported MUNs for decades. (source: Wikipedia)
There are many active Model UN programs in high schools, colleges and universities in our area. As a way to support them we list below the MUN events at the high school level in our area.
At the national level, as part of its support for Model UN programs, UNA-USA created Global Classrooms Model UN to bridge the gap in the Model UN community between experienced programs and under-served public schools or schools new to Model UN. Though we don’t currently have the Global Classrooms Model UN program in Orange County—the nearest is the LA School District--, but it is appropriate to mention it here, as some of our school districts could profit by such a partnership.