“Model UN is a great opportunity for delegates, both those comfortable with public speaking and those less confident, in learning the key skills of formal writing, global politics, diplomacy, working collaboratively and argumentative speaking. GISMUN offers delegates this opportunity in an entertaining, informative and welcoming manner.” -Vedant Iyer, GISMUN Secretary General 2019-2020
What is the Model United Nations (MUN)?
The Model United Nations is a mock-up of the UN General Assembly and its other multilateral bodies where students assume the role of an individual country's ambassador and debate topics such as gender equality, climate action, global health, and more.
MUN clubs first started appearing in schools and universities over 60 years ago and continue to be popular among students today. At GIS we place great importance upon clubs such as MUN as they develop soft skills, such as leadership, critical thinking, public speaking and teamwork.
Model United Nations at GIS
In 2018 GIS Eastern Seaboard hosted its first ever MUN conference, and it was a huge success. Discussions included how to prevent radicalism, how to counter the international wage gap and the effect of ocean pollution.
In 2019, GIS Eastern Seaboard had the honour of holding its second MUN conference. Following the success of GIS MUN 2018, GIS MUN 2019 was a huge success with schools from around the region and Bangkok attending.
With a delegate count of almost 60 and four committees: the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) the conference was incredible and produced fruitful debate and sharpened the minds of the attending delegates.
The GISMUN Secretariat Team
Each year the GISMUN select a group of students to form the Secretariat Team. The students take on the following roles Secretary General, Deputy Secretary General, Parliamentarian, Chancellor and Secretary of the planning Committee.
We hope to hold MUN conferences at GIS again in the future. For more information, please contact [email protected].