Model United Nations
This article possibly contains original research. (July 2016) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an educational simulation and/or academic activity in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. MUN involves and teaches participants speaking, debating, and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities. Usually an extracurricular activity, some schools also offer Model UN as a class. It is meant to engage students and allow them to develop deeper understanding into current world issues.
Participants in Model United Nations conferences, known as delegates, are placed in committees and assigned countries to represent, or occasionally other organizations or political figures, where they represent members of that body. They are presented with their assignments in advance, along with a topic or topics that their committee will discuss. Delegates conduct research before conferences and formulate positions that they will then debate with their fellow delegates in the committee, staying true to the actual position of the member they represent. At the end of a conference, the best-performing delegates in each committee, as well as delegations, are sometimes recognized with awards.
Model UN participants include students at middle school, high school, and college/university levels, with most conferences catering to just one of these three levels (high school and college conferences being most common). Delegates usually attend conferences together as delegations sent by their respective schools' or universities' Model UN clubs, though some delegates attend conferences independently.
- 1 History
- 2 Procedures
- 3 Academic aspects
- 4 Languages
- 5 Attire
- 6 Committees
- 7 Organization
- 8 Model UN by region and country
- 8.1 Europe
- 8.2 Asia-Pacific
- 8.3 Middle East
- 8.4 Africa
- 8.5 South America
- 8.6 North America
- 9 Notable participants
- 10 See also
- 11 Further reading
- 12 References
- 13 External links
Model UN began as a series of student-led Model League of Nations simulations. It is believed that the first Model League of Nations conferences were held in the 1920s, before transitioning to Model UN after the formation of the League's successor organization, the United Nations, in 1945. Today, some Model United Nations conferences include simulations of the League of Nations among their committee offerings.
The first recorded instance of a Model United Nations conference was at Swarthmore College on April 5, 1947. Over 150 students from over 41 colleges were reported as participating. The delegates simulated a General Assembly and recommended that member states "establish an international control and development of atomic energy", "conclude a treaty on disarmament", that the UN adopt "a uniform system for citizenship of refugees", that the UN amend the charter to adopt a definition of aggression, and that nations "promote the reconstruction of devastated areas through economic assistance through the U.N."
Another historic Model United Nations was held at St. Lawrence University from 11–13 February 1949. It was initiated by Dr. Harry Reiff, Head of the History and Government Department, with the assistance of departmental colleague Otto L. George. Dr. Reiff was a technical advisor on the United States delegation to the 1945 San Francisco Conference (where the UN Charter was written) and the UN Organizational Conference in London in 1945-46 (where the UN was established). The 1949 St. Lawrence University Model UN conference included delegates from regional conferences and universities, including Adelphi, Alfred, Champlain, Clarkson, McGill, Middlebury, Potsdam, St. Michael's, and Vermont. The conference continued annually for many years at St. Lawrence  and has recently been revived on the campus.
The four oldest conferences in the world that are still active today were established in the early 1950s. Berkeley Model United Nations (BMUN) at Berkeley (1952) and Harvard Model United Nations (HMUN) at Harvard (1953) featured high school students as delegates, whereas Harvard National Model United Nations (HNMUN) has been running college-level conferences since 1954. Model United Nations of the Far West (MUNFW) has held college-level conferences since 1951 with the first at Stanford University where Ralph Bunche was the honored speaker.[better source needed]
In the early 1990s Model UN spread to Europe, East and South Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa.
In order to maintain decorum, most Model UN committees use parliamentary procedure derived from Robert's Rules of Order. However, most crisis committees forgo the formality of parliamentary procedure so as to ensure smoother operation. In addition, recently the United Nations has spearheaded efforts to introduce new Model UN rules of procedure that are more closely aligned with those used by the actual UN. Since there is no governing body for MUNs, each conference differs in the rules of procedure. The following rules of procedure apply to general MUNs but may not apply to every MUN:
MUNs are run by a group of administrators known as the secretariat. A secretariat is headed by a Secretary-General. Each committee usually has a chair (also known as moderator or director), a member of academics department of the secretariat that enforces the rules of procedure and oversees the progression of debate within a committee. A delegate may request the committee as a whole to perform a particular action; this is known as a motion. Documents aiming to address the issue of the committee are known as resolutions and are voted upon when deemed acceptable by the dais of the committee.
MUN committees can be divided into three general sessions: formal debate, moderated caucus, and unmoderated caucus. In a formal debate, the staff maintains a list of speakers and the delegates follow the order written on the 'speaker list'. Speakers may be added to the speaker list by raising their placards or sending a note to the chair. During this time, delegates talk to the entire committee. They make speeches, answer questions, and debate on resolutions and amendments. If there are no other motions, the committee goes back to formal debate by default. There is usually a time limit. In a moderated caucus, the committee goes into a recess and the rules of procedure are suspended. Anyone may speak if recognized by the chair. A vote on a motion is necessary to go into a moderated caucus. There is a comparatively shorter time limit per speech. In an unmoderated caucus, the delegates informally meet with other delegates and the staff for discussions.
Resolutions are the basis of all debate. They are considered the final results of conversations, writings, and negotiations. Resolutions must go through a draft, approval by the dais, and consequent debate and modification.
Participation in Model UN is meant to foster negotiation, speaking and communication skills. In addition, crisis committees, which deal with crisis scenarios which can be contemporary or historical, can develop leadership skills and the ability to adapt and deal with unexpected situations. Material issues of diplomacy and policy are also approached through a quasi-academic process. In preparation for a conference, topics are chosen for each committee, and typically, research and background guides (called Study Guides) are made available by the organizers of a conference for each committee. Delegates of each committee are often expected to pre-formulate the position of the country or group they represent, based on these background guides, and submit the result of this preparation to their committee as a so-called Position Paper. The purpose of this procedure is to familiarize delegates with the substantial topics of debate, encourage academic research and writing, and to enable substantial preparation for conferences.
While several guides on the techniques of writing Position Papers, including templates and examples, are available, no conferences publish their Study Guides, Position Papers or Resolutions. Currently, only one subscription-based Position Paper database is available. Mun is not arguing the nature of a question, proving research facts, or standing up and defending a foreign policy agenda but providing solutions that every nation, human and nature can endeavour and use to resolve crises and rise in the risk of uniting strength to maintain international peace and security. This is the difference between the parliament and the UN, distinguishing power struggle from diplomacy.
Traditionally, English has been the official and working language of most conferences, but, as Model UN has become more popular around the world, and as conferences in countries such as the United States have sought to appeal to underrepresented minorities (such as the Spanish-speaking community), committees using languages other than English, or which are bilingual, have become common. However, this is still not a mainstream phenomenon, especially in the United States, where most bilingual or Spanish language committees are found only at conferences hosted in Puerto Rico or the South,.
Nearly all Model United Nations conferences require delegates to wear Western business attire, as dressing professionally is an important way to show respect for the nation, organization, or individual one is representing, as well as for the rest of one's committee.
While Model United Nations conferences regularly simulate the bodies of the United Nations, the European Union, government cabinets, and regional bodies such as ASEAN as so-called Committees, as well as corporate boards, NGOs or so-called Press Corps, idiosyncrasies and fictional Committees also exist. An example for such a special committee that does not have a parallel in the actual United Nations which deals with a crisis is known as a 'Crisis Committee.' In this committee, a crisis is given to a team of students and the teams must come up with solutions. The Crisis Committee traditionally focuses on a single historical event, but recently current and future events have been used as well. The event may be fictional or non-fictional.
Model UN by region and country
Although Model United Nations originated in the United States, MUN clubs and conferences are not isolated to that country. Rather, like the actual UN, Model UN is found in countries around the globe. Because Model UN is decentralized and has grown autonomously around the world, there are significant differences in how MUN is done between regions.
MUN is relatively popular in Denmark, with conferences at both high-school and university level. It was first introduced in 2003, it has since spread with 3 major conferences at high-school level, with at least 400 participants at each conference, with BIGMUN being the largest conference in Scandinavia.
MUN first arrived in Spain in 2006 with the organization of the Catalonia Model United Nations (C'MUN) in Barcelona. In 2019 Madrid hosted the Harvard World Model United Nations (WorldMUN), and among the 2,300 participants were 500 Spanish students belonging to 20 different universities. Madrid's bid for WorldMUN was led by the Spanish Alliance for Model United Nations (SAMUN), which reunited the students of the four public universities of Madrid: Complutense University of Madrid, Autonomous University of Madrid, Charles III University of Madrid and King Juan Carlos University.
The largest MUN in the Netherlands is The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN) conference, which includes over 3500 participants coming from around 200 schools and 100 different countries.[better source needed] Although it is not located near the United-Nations Headquarters in New-York, it is one of the pioneer Model United Nations conferences in the world, since it has been founded in 1968 and located in the International Court of Justice's (ICJ) world city of the Hague. A whole network of conferences is marked by its THIMUN affiliation, a label which basically describes the universality of the procedures that rule the conference and make it part of the UN recognized foundation.[clarification needed] In 1995 the THIMUN Foundation was accredited as a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information.[better source needed] Also, THIMUN has established its own conferences' network throughout time: THIMUN Qatar, THIMUN Singapore, THIMUN Online MUN (O-MUN) and THIMUN Latin America conferences have been set up from 2005. The second and third biggest MUN-conferences of the Netherlands are MUNISH (Model United Nations at the International School of the Hague and HMUN (Haarlem Model United Nations). There is also The European International Model UN TEIMUN which was founded in 1987 and is the oldest university Model UN in Europe.
There are a very large number of Model United Nations conferences on both the University and Sixth Form level in the United Kingdom. Almost every university that has an MUN society holds a yearly conference, of varying size, with the largest being London International Model United Nations - so much so a features film was shot about it (Winning London).
The Kabul Model United Nations was established in Kabul in 2014. The objectives are to bring young female and male individuals together to discuss global issues and promote diplomacy, human rights, peace building, and social welfare. Participants include university students up to the age of 30. They come from four or five Afghanistan provinces to develop critical thinking and public speaking skills. Pamir International Model United Nations (PIMUN) was established in October 2016.
Model United Nations conferences in Australia are typically separated into tertiary and high school levels. At the high school level, the large majority of Model United Nations events are organised by the various state and territory branches of UN Youth Australia, or by the many branches of Rotary Australia. Tertiary events, typically running for three to four days, occur within several Australian states, and are timed to coincide with holiday periods in tertiary semesters, with the largest three typically being VicMUN, NCMUN and SydMUN.
Model United Nations is practiced in Bangladesh since 2002, when the Model United Nations on Combating Terrorism - Bangladesh Model United Nations first took place. Since then, plenty of Model United Nations conferences have been held in the country. But the concept of MUN became a popular one in Bangladesh from 2013.
United Nations Youth and Students Association of Bangladesh (UNYSAB) established MUN in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Model United Nations conferences include: Bangladesh International Model United Nations 2012; Dhaka+20, Brainwiz MUN 2013 and UNYSAB MUN 2014, organized by UNYSAB. Conferences of much larger numbers were organized by UNYSAB when they organized Bangladesh Model United Nations (BANMUN) Session VII in June 2015 with more than 560 delegates  and Bangladesh International Model United Nations (BIMUN) Session II in November 2015, with over 850 delegates, the largest number in Bangladesh's history.
MUN in Bangladesh grew rapidly after the formation of the first university based MUN club of the country Dhaka University Model United Nations Association in 2011. Dhaka University National Model United Nations (DUNMUN) started from 2012.
Model United Nations first came to China in 1995, when the China Foreign Affairs University held the country's first collegiate Model United Nations conferences. Arriving in Chinese high schools in 2005, Model UN expanded rapidly. Peking University (PKU) students, after attending Harvard's HMUN, organized the first national Model UN conference for high school students in China. PKU's conference was initially backed by UNA-USA, however support was curtailed in 2010 due to the Great Recession.
Between 2005 and 2010, national Model United Nations conferences such as those organized by PKU and the rivaling Fudan University in Shanghai drew the best high school students from around the country, who competed for limited spaces. Over time, lesser-known national conferences, as well as regional and even local conferences for high school students, began to develop and gradually spread to cities beyond Beijing and Shanghai.
One major conference is the Annual NEOMUN conference, also known as SCAMUN by internal members.
Most Model United Nations conferences in China are organized through private or academic enterprises, however some government-affiliated MUNs have also flourished, and recently, unofficial student-run grassroots conferences have begun to dominate the Chinese MUN scene.
A high number of New Zealand high schools operate their own MUN events, with UN Youth New Zealand functioning as a managing organisation. UN Youth NZ also organises regional and national events, along with Aotearoa Youth Declaration, the Pacific Project, and New Zealand's THIMUN delegation.
The idea of Model United Nations is relatively new among Vietnamese youth. There has been an increasing number of such conferences, including invitational ones such as UNISMUN, SAIMUN and many other non-invitational ones. These conferences are often organised by schools or student-led organizations with varying scale and exclusivity. One of the most inclusive Model United Nations conferences in the country is Vietnam National Model United Nations (VNMUN), open to not only Vietnamese in all parts of the country but also international students studying around the world.
Model United Nations is growing in popularity in the region. The largest conference in the region held in Doha, Qatar, held each January at the Qatar National Convention Center. THIMUN Qatar currently hosts over 1500 student participants. The region boasts over 8 THIMUN-affiliated conferences in places such as Istanbul (MUNDP) Jordan (AMMUN), Dubai (DIAMUN), Bahrain (BayMUN), Cairo (CIMUN and MUN MIU) and Doha (DCMUN). Most countries in the region host numerous smaller conferences. The region also has its own regional MUN magazine, The Olive Branch, co-edited by THIMUN Qatar, THIMUN Online, and Best Delegate.
Conferences in Tunisia are mostly found in Tunis and they are usually sponsored by the Tunisian International Model United Nations (TIMUN). The most famous conference in Tunisia is the "Grande Simulation annuelle du TIMUN" in Tunis, which host more than 300 delegates. These conferences are usually hosted by the biggest national universities. Since the 6th edition, the "Grande Simulation annuelle" is under the patronage of the Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs and welcomes Tunisian ministers and diplomats.
The other conferences in Africa include NIAMUN in Marrakech. Established in August 2012 by a coalition of North African youths, NAIMUN is the largest student-run Model United Nations conference in Africa and the Middle East, with 4 sub-branches in Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt. It trains and encourages young people to address pressing global issues and engages them in resolving global problems. NAIMUN is a non-profit organization which provides an equal opportunity for all youth to actively participate in an open debate. JoMUN in Johannesburg, and IMIRAMUN in Windhoek took place in Benin, in Cotonou. The first edition of Algeria Model United Nations was held in December 2014.
The Americas Model United Nations (AMUN ) was the first MUN Conference to be held in Latin America, accomplishing 21 years of history in 2018 with the edition Bring Walls Down, Build Up Connections. The event official language of the conference is English, which has enabled AMUN to receive students from various countries worldwide. The committees vary with each edition of the project, as well as its themes addressed, among which are international security, cooperation, human rights, democracy and transnational crimes. Among the cultural activities, there is a tour around Brasília, the city hosting the event, and the Nations Fair, in which the peculiarities and customs of each country are shown by the participants representing them on the Conference.
This section needs additional citations for verification. (August 2019) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
At university level, Model United Nations started in Peru in 2006 with the United Nations Studies Circle (CENU), a college team from the University of Lima founded to compete at Harvard National Model United Nations. This team would evolution into a full-scale organization, the Peruvian Association for the Study of the United Nations (AENU Peru for its Spanish acronym), a non-for-profit NGO charged with task of promoting MUN in Peru and creating Peru's first "National Delegation", using past experience to select the finest delegates from Peru's finest universities, thus creating the Peruvian Universities Debate Team (PU). Starting their new trademark since 2011, PU's has garnered the Best Large Delegation award at Harvard World Model United Nations 2014 held in Brussels, Belgium, and the Best Large Delegation award at Harvard National Model United Nations - Latin America 2017, held in Lima, Peru.
In 2014, Peruvian Debate Society was founded by experienced MUN delegates as a new alternative towards competing in Harvard International Relations Council conferences. Starting their full-scale performance in 2015, PDS's has achieved the Best Large Delegation award at Harvard National Model United Nations - Latin America in four editions out of five participations. Following their regional success, the team became the second Peruvian delegation to win the Best Large Delegation award at Harvard World Model United Nations 2018, held in Panama City, Panama. A year later, in Madrid, Spain, an Outstanding Large Delegation award was achieved, preserving consistency in the competition.
At high school level, MUN has been a popular extracurricular activity since 2012, with the first high school conference Lima Model United Nations (LiMUN) 2012, followed by Villa Maria Model United Nations (VMMUN) 2015, Newton Model United Nations (NewMUN) 2015, and Carmelitas Model United Nations 2015, being the latter school the host for the first Ivy League Model United Nations Conference Peru (ILMUNC 2016). Each school delegation hosts its own conference, transcending from the capital city of Lima to Cusco, Arequipa and Piura.
In 2015, the Promotora Internacional de Debates - Perú (PRIDE Peru) was founded as an NGO towards the projection of creating the first Inter-school Delegation, United Schools of Peru, in order to compete internationally. The team has garnered twice the Best International Delegation award at the Ivy League Model United Nations Conference (2016 & 2018), and at the WFUNA International Model United Nations (WIMUN 2017 & 2018).
- Kiyotaka Akasaka, Former UN Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information
- Ban Ki-moon, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations
- Chelsea Clinton, former first daughter of the United States 
- Tom Donilon, former National Security Advisor in the Obama administration
- Suzan G. LeVine, U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein
- Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, King of The Netherlands
- Stephen M. Schwebel, former judge and president of the International Court of Justice
- Joel Stein, American journalist, former writer for the Los Angeles Times and regular contributor to Time
- George Stephanopoulos, television journalist and former adviser to U.S. President Bill Clinton
- Rainn Wilson, actor best known for playing Dwight Schrute on NBC's The Office
- Dille, Brian (2017). Engaging the United Nations: A Brief Introduction to the UN. Engagement Learning. ISBN 9780998851808.
- Leslie, Scott A. (2004). A Guide to Delegate Preparation: A Model United Nations Handbook. The United Nations Association of the United States of America, 2004 edition (October 2004), softcover, 296 pages. ISBN 1-880632-71-3.
- Muldoon, J. P. (1995). The Model United Nations Revisited. Simulation & Gaming, 26(1), 27–35. doi:10.1177/1046878195261003
- "What is Model United Nations?". Best Delegate. 4 November 2007.
- "What does "Model United Nations" mean?". model-un.de. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
- "Model UN - Courses - Winthrop University". Winthrop University. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
- "Getting Started - What is MUN?". UNA-USA. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
- "List of MUN Conferences by High School and College level". MyMUN.net. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
- "The Sudden Rise of Independent Model UN Teams: Homeschool, Community, and Private Travel Teams". Best Delegate. 29 February 2012.
- Marko, Kovacevic. "Toward a History of Model United Nations". MUNPlanet.
- Feldman, Ross. "Frequently Asked Questions". United Nations Association of the USA.
- "Model U.N. Sessions Held at Swarthmore". The New York Times. 6 April 1947. p. 54. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
- Muldoon, James P. (1995). "The Model United Nations Revisited". Simulation & Gaming. 26 (1): 28. doi:10.1177/1046878195261003.
- "Ten Colleges Participate in Model Session of United Nations Held at S. L.U. Campus," Watertown Daily Times, 14 February 1949.
- "Ten Schools Form Synthetic UN Group," Hill News, 3 February 1949.
- Who's Who in America (Chicago: A. N. Marquis) vol. 31, 1960, p. 2394.
- "To Conduct Model Security / Ten Colleges to Follow United Nations Procedure / Sessions Will Take Place on St. Lawrence Campus February 11–13," St. Lawrence Plaindealer [Canton, N. Y.], 25 January 1949.
- "SLU I. R. Sponsors Model UN Meeting," Commercial Advertiser [Canton, N. Y.], 1 February 1949.
- "St. Lawrence IRC Host to 9 Colleges," Hill News [Canton, N.Y.] 9 February 1949.
- Pink, Louis H. and Rutherford E. Delmage, Candle in the Wilderness: A Centennial History of the St. Lawrence University, 1856-1956 (New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., 1957). p. 157.
- Edward H. Blankman and Thurlow O. Cannon, ed. by Neal S. Burdick, The Scarlet and the Brown: A History of St .Lawrence University 1856-1981 (Canton, New York: St Lawrence University, 1987), p. 56.
- Duell, Ryan, "Rise Fall Rise Again," St. Lawrence University Magazine, LXIV, 4 (2015), pp. 18-19.
- "Berkeley Model United Nations (BMUN XLI): Transformation Into a True Teaching Conference". Best Delegate. 12 March 2013.
- "Berkeley Model United Nations Celebrates 60th Year as the First and Oldest MUN Conference in the World". Best Delegate. 12 March 2012.
- Chan, Kevin Felix (18 January 2016). "10 Top Events in the History of Model United Nations". Best Delegate. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
- No author listed (20 April 1951). "MUN Delegation Arranged". The Stanford Daily. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
- "Past Hosts | MUNFW". Retrieved 1 August 2019.
- Muldoon, James P. (1995). "The Model United Nations Revisited". Simulation & Gaming. 26 (1): 31–32. doi:10.1177/1046878195261003.
- "UN4MUN Workshop Recap: 4 Big Differences Between Model UN and the Real UN". Best Delegate. 21 September 2013.
- Maher Nasser (13 August 2013). "Letter: The U.N., on the Model U.N." The New York Times.
- "UN General Assembly - Rules of Procedure". un.org.
- "Rules of Procedure". United Nations Foundation. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
- "Model UN Glossary". United Nations Foundation. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
- Shen, Sunny; Ryan Bae; Amanda Chen; Geneva Nam; Sarah Wang; Marco Wong; Lance Zhou (2012). "The MUN Manifesto" (PDF). Connect Global Youth Association. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
- "What is a Resolution?". University of Tennessee. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
- "Resolutions". United Nations Foundation. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
- "Model United Nations Course | Faculty of Social Sciences | University of Ottawa". socialsciences.uottawa.ca. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
- Feldman, Ross. "Position Papers". United Nations Association of the USA. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
- "United Ambassadors for Model United Nations". United Ambassadors for Model United Nations. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
- "Model United Nations / Writing a Position Paper". aps.schoolwires.com. Archived from the original on 21 February 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
- "A Formula for the Perfect Position Paper: Solution-Oriented Research". Best Delegate. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
- "Position Paper Database". MyMUN.net. 20 February 2017.
- Feldman, Ross. "Global Classrooms: Minnesota Model UN Conference". United Nations Association of the USA.
- "Model United Nations San Antonio (MUNSA) Finds Success Through Community". Best Delegate. 21 January 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
- Feldman, Ross. "Dressing for Success". United Nations Association of the USA.
- Parrin, Anjli (2 August 2013). "The Dog-Eat-Dog World of Model U.N." The New York Times Company. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
- Montero, Nicole (22 November 2013). "Model United Nations Team Hopes to Rank First Among the Country". FIU Student Media. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
- Yossinger, Nili Sarit (23 August 2012). "What is Model UN? (And Why Should You Care?)". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
- "Model United Nations Conference Database: 2014-2015". bestdelegate.com.
- "A Tale of Two Coasts: 5 Key Differences Between West Coast versus East Coast Model UN". Best Delegate.
- "Previous MUNs". egmun.org. Retrieved 24 February 2016.
- "Welcome 2016". Facebook.com. BIGMUN. Retrieved 24 February 2016.
- Menzer, Joram Gregers. "Tomorrow's problem solvers are ready". sn.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 29 February 2016.
- "Bosch durante la inauguración del C'MUN 2019: "Defended los valores de Naciones Unidas en todos sitios"". Departamento de Acción Exterior, Relaciones Institucionales y Transparencia (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 August 2019.
- Portillo, Javier (18 March 2019). "La ONU de los estudiantes se reúne en Madrid". El País (in Spanish). ISSN 1134-6582. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
- "Madrid se convierte en una ONU de jóvenes para debatir los desafíos mundiales". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). 18 March 2019. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
- "THIMUN Conference The Hague". THIMUN Foundation. Archived from the original on 6 October 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
- "King at the UN student debate in The Hague". telegraaf. 29 January 2018.
- "Youth In Action". THIMUN Foundation. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
- "THIMUN History". THIMUN Foundation. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
- "1,800 students attending UN Model conference". Gulf Times. 25 January 2017.
- Ana Isabel Laguna (30 May 2018). "Young leaders will represent Venezuela in London". El Carabobeno. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
- Nabila Ashrafi (9 March 2017). "Hamid Karzai Attacks UN and USA". ToloNews. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
- "Kabul Model United Nations". MUN Finder. Archived from the original on 15 September 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
- "Model United Nations Conference in Kabul -- Deadline Extended". Duke University - Research Funding. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
- "United Nations Afghani-Style: Country Gets Its Own UN-Like Organization". Sputnik News. 8 October 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
- "The Evatt Competition". UN Youth Australia. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
- "Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA) : Rotary E-Club of Greater Sydney". Rotarynews.info. 21 April 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
- First Model United Nations: UNYSAB, ‘‘UNYSAB’’, October 2013, archived from the original on 25 August 2015, retrieved 14 August 2015
- Leaping over boundaries, Dhaka Tribune, 11 August 2015, retrieved 15 August 2015
- Creating the future, Dhaka Tribune, 16 November 2013, retrieved 15 August 2015
- https://web.archive.org/web/20160109102930/http://banmun.com/. Archived from the original on 9 January 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2016. Missing or empty
- "WELCOME TO BiMUN 2015". Bimun.net. Archived from the original on 2 February 2016. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
- DUNMUN 2014 begins at Dhaka University, Dhaka Tribune, 22 December 2014, archived from the original on 23 September 2015, retrieved 15 August 2015
- Dhaka University National Model United Nations: Empowering Youths, BestDelegate.com, 25 January 2015, retrieved 15 August 2015
- DUNMUN begins at DU, The News Today, 18 September 2013, retrieved 15 August 2015
- "记外交学院首届模拟联合国活动 - China Academic Journals Full-text Database".
- "Intro to CFAU-MUNA - Xinhua | English.news.cn". News.xinhuanet.com. 25 April 2013. Archived from the original on 9 May 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
- "外交学院举办"2012北京模拟联合国大会"". Zqb.cyol.com. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
- Qian, Wendy (25 April 2013). "Romance! Money! Intrigue! It's Model UN ... in China". The Atlantic.
- "模拟联合国(MUN)简介". U.N. Association of China. 23 September 2013. Archived from the original on 15 January 2015.
- "Model United Nations Conference Begins at The Doon School". Times of India. 17 August 2019. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
- "Leadership". UN Youth New Zealand. UN Youth New Zealand. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
- Shawn McAvinue (28 July 2019). "Dunedin young people 'under-represented'". Otago. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
- "The Hague International Model United Nations". UN Youth New Zealand. UN Youth New Zealand. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
- "Qatar - Home". Qatar.thimun.org. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
- "Model United Nations in the Middle East | Olive Branch Newsletter". Best Delegate. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
- "Bahrain Model UN to tackle key issues". TradeArabia. 14 October 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
- "IPI Opens Bahrain Universities Model UN 2016". International Peace Institute. 2 December 2016. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
- "Tunisian International Model United Nations". www.timun.tn/. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
- "North Africa International Model United Nations". www.naimun.org. Archived from the original on 16 June 2015. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
- Larbi Arbaoui (1 October 2014). "Exclusive Interview with the President of the North Africa International Model United Nations". Morocco World News.
- "Johannesburg Model United Nations". JoMUN on MyMUN.net. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
- "International Mirabilis Model United Nations". IMIRAMUN on MyMUN.net. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
- "The Algeria Model United Nations". Algeriamun.org. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
- "AMUN". Archived from the original on 16 May 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
- "UN conference simulation gathers 130 students in Brasilia". UN.
- "Peru will host the eighth edition of the academic conference organized by Harvard". Peru21.
- "Talareño schoolchildren participated in Peru Model United Nations 2019". El Regional. 21 July 2019.
- "UNITED NATIONS TO ORGANIZE FIRST EVER GLOBAL MODEL UN STUDENT CONFERENCE | Meetings Coverage and Press Releases". www.un.org. 17 September 2008. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
- "Global Model UN (Program No. 1207)" (PDF). UN.org. October 2009.
- Chelsea Clinton [@ChelseaClinton] (25 April 2017). "I loved Model U.N. & was a proud member of our high school team for 3 years (never ran to be Model U.N. president). Good luck Broti!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- "- The Washington Post". Washington Post.
- "Events | Bern, Switzerland - Embassy of the United States". Bern.usembassy.gov. 5 December 2014. Archived from the original on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
- "THIMUN History – Page 2 – THIMUN Foundation". Retrieved 9 May 2019.
- Rogers, David C.D. (15 November 1951). "Mock College 'U.N. Assembly' Plans To Give Suggestions to State Dept. | News | The Harvard Crimson". www.thecrimson.com. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
- "My Interview with Journalist Joel Stein". Best Delegate.
- Kuczynski, Alex (25 November 2001). "WEDDINGS: VOWS; Alexandra Wentworth, George Stephanopoulos". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
- "A glimpse into Rainn Wilson's 'SoulPancake' - USATODAY.com". usatoday.com.