LAUMUN a unique experience....

“Let us not rest on our achievements, but let us build peace, plant peace in the hearts and minds of everyone.” 
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Model United Nations is a simulation of the UN General Assembly and other multilateral bodies. In Model UN, students step into the shoes of ambassadors from UN member states to debate current issues on the organization's agenda. While playing their roles as ambassadors, student "delegates" make speeches, prepare draft resolutions, negotiate with allies and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the Model UN conference rules of procedure - all in the interest of mobilizing "international cooperation" to resolve problems that affect countries all over the world. 

Before playing out their ambassadorial roles in a Model UN simulation, students research the issue that their committee will address. Model UN participants learn how the international community acts on its concerns about topics including peace and security, human rights, the environment, food and hunger, economic development and globalization. Model UN delegates also look closely at the needs, goals and foreign policies of the countries they will represent at the event. The insights they gain from their exploration of history, geography, culture, economics and science contribute to the authenticity of the simulation when the role playing gets under way.  The delegates in-depth knowledge of their countries guarantees a lively and memorable experience.

We, as high-school students and Model United Nations delegates have benefited from and enjoyed this interactive learning experience. It not only involves young people in the study and discussion of global issues, but also encourages the development of skills useful throughout their lives, such as research, writing, public speaking, problem solving, consensus building, conflict resolution and compromise and cooperation. It has been an extremely important experience because Model UN promotes students and teachers interest in world around them and broadens a student's knowledge in a variety of subjects and information.

                                                                                                           GC-LAUMUN Delegates


The Global Classrooms Topics

Global Classrooms: LAU Model UN
2007 National High School Conference

Security Council (SC)
Topic A: Cooperation among Troop-Contributing Countries
Topic B: Security Council Reform

World Health Organization (WHO)
Topic A: Access to Medication
Topic B: Maternal Health

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Topic A: Human Rights of Refugees
Topic B: Meeting the Protection Needs of Women and Children Refugees

Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
Topic A: Digital Divide: Providing Technology to Developing Countries
Topic B: Eradication of Illicit Drug Crops and Alternative Development

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Topic A: Women and Employment
Topic B: Globalization and Development

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Topic A: Fresh Water Resources
Topic B: Global Warming

Human Rights Council (HRC)
Topic A: Religious Intolerance
Topic B: Torture

General Assembly 1 - Disarmament and International SecurityTopic A: Verification of Disarmament
Topic B: Illicit Trade of Light Weapons

General Assembly 2 - Economic and FinancialTopic A: Globalization and Development
Topic B: Multinational Corporations and Development

General Assembly 3 - Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural
Topic A: Post-Conflict Transition
Topic B: Partnerships to Address the World Drug Problem

Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ)
Topic A: Kidnapping
Topic B: Trafficking of Wild Flora and Fauna

Special Committee on Peace Keeping Operations (SCPKO)
Topic A: Troop Safety
Topic B: Children in Armed Conflict