Model UN Club
Ms. Laricchia and Mr. Apel
Model United Nations is an authentic simulation of the UN General Assembly, UN Security Council, or other multilateral body, which introduces students to the world of diplomacy, negotiation, and decision making.
At Model UN, students step into the shoes of ambassadors of countries that are members of the UN, from Argentina to Zimbabwe. The students, better known as “delegates”, debate current issues on the organization’s vast agenda. They prepare draft resolutions, plot strategy, negotiate with supporters and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the UN’s rules of procedure – all in the interest of resolving problems that affect the world.
We travel to several conferences a year where students meet with others “delegates” and work to resolve a global conflict. During our meetings we prepare for these roles by researching the particular global problem to be addressed. The problems are drawn from today’s headlines and historical events. Model UN delegates learn how the international community acts on its concerns about peace and security, human rights, the environment, food and hunger, economic development, and globalization.
Our club meets every Monday from 3PM to 4PM in room 365.