welcome, agent of change!

Here, you’ll learn about the procedure, terms and conditions, structure and anything else related to the United Nations.

We’ll try to make it simple for you by using more fun visual and easy delivery.

After you’ve done visited this place, you’ll gain more knowledge about the UN. In the end, we hope everything that you’ve learned here will you bring to reality.

Happy learning!

Eps. 1 | What is MUN?

What is MUN? Before jumping to the tips on how to join free/paid MUN, you need to understand the basics. Model United Nations is where students play role as delegates or representatives of country in United Nations meeting and simulate UN committees. Researching, public speaking, debating, writing skills, critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities are all involved in this activity.

Do you know why tons of brilliant and bright youths are interested in joining MUN? At a Model United Nations conference, you can share your ideas of change to the world, get wider global network, turn your ideas into actionable resolution, and exclusively learn about the mechanism of United Nations. To kick it up a notch, it’s also a proven training activity for someone who longs to be a diplomat!

The role of playing delegate from a specific country portrays the way you become a better global citizen; sharing, brainstorming, discussing, and debating everything we ought to do to bring real changes into the world. True, it’s not like doing-a-homework-and-be-done-with-it kind of process; MUN is far from simple, but each step of the process is absolutely worthwhile.

Every Model United Nations’ delegate also embraces the flaming spirit of a lifetime learner, realising that what we know is only a drop of the ocean. MUN helps you to grow internally and externally. In brief, it’s a platform that will surely open up your mind and touch the deepest part of your conscience; an awakening sort of epiphany where you’ll realise just how tremendously essential it is for youth to take part in making the changes.

Do take heed that Model United Nations is not limited for the professionals or experts. You don’t have to worry if you have zero experience since everyone learn together along the way. Challenge yourself to speak out in public, express your idea of change and team up with the other delegates to solve world issues.

Last but not least, aside of the magnificent and intense meeting session, Model United Nations is a place in which friendship can be found. If there’s one thing someone would very unlikely to refuse, it’s the prospect of meeting new people. In Model United Nations, you’ll not only get served with global issues; you can build friendship and create your own international network. Yes, that’s what MUN is for!

Joining a Model United Nations conference means taking one step ahead; it may be a baby step but it’s okay. Big change started out small. Take your chance and dare yourself to become an Agent of Change at Asia Youth International Model United Nations 2019. Together we can change the world!


Eps. 2 | Who Can Do MUN?

Are you wondering who can do an MUN? Don’t worry, we won’t leave you in the dark! We’ll break down everything you need to know. So, here’s the thing, participants of MUN can be divided into two groups; Delegate and Organizer.

First, the Delegate. Model United Nations can be done by any students from high school, university students, and graduates as it relies on an international understanding and debate skill. As the purpose of MUN is to emphasize global understanding and promote awareness of international relations, it can be done by anyone wishing to exercise these values.

Second, the Organizer. Conferences are organized by universities, high schools, non-profit organizations, and other educational groups. Conferences are offered for different academic levels; college and university, high school, middle school, and grade school. There is no central governing body for Model UN—any school can create a Model UN team and register for any Model UN conference they wish to attend.

How was it? You no longer feel clueless about who can do Model United Nations, right? Take your chance today and become the future leader of the world with Asia Youth International Model United Nations 2019!


Eps. 3 | 5 Biggest MUN in The World

Today we’re going to learn about the BIGGEST Model United Nations in the world! If you’re wondering which MUN you should participate in, this is the right video for you.

Keep reading!


It’s Asia World MUN! Asia World MUN is one of the biggest Model United Nations in Asia with 1300+ delegates. The first AWMUN was held in August 2018, in Seoul, South Korea, and the second one was held in February 2019 in Thailand.


Future We Want Model United Nations. FWWMUN is the most inclusive and diverse conference in the world. It’s going to be held in New York, USA in February 2019 with 2000+ delegates from all around the world.


The Harvard World Model United Nations is an annual traveling Model United Nations conference that is run by Harvard University and a local university team from a host city. WorldMUN moves to a new city each year and is one of the largest international MUN conferences today.  With 2500+ delegates, we can definitely see why.


Harvard National MUN. With more than 3000 delegates attending the conference, and the 65th session on the way, we can certainly say that HNMUN is one of the BIGGEST MUN in the world. The latest session is going to be held in February 2019.


BIGGEST MUN in the world is…

Yes, it’s National Model United Nations! With more than 4000+ delegates and five conferences on the way all across the world from New York, Germany to Japan, it’s also one of the most expensive one; racking up to more than 1000 US dollars for its registration fee. This is surely the BIGGEST MUN in the world!

Stay tuned and see you in the next article!


Eps. 4 | 6 Important Skills You Should Learn

Participating in Model United Nations for the first time might be quite terrifying indeed. There are many things that can intimidate new delegates but afraid not! We’ve summarised the 6 skills that you SHOULD learn before and during your MUN experience to become a better delegate!

First, is researching. Good research is the foundation of your committee performance. It makes you feel confident talking about complex issues. You sound like you know what you’re talking about, which helps you become a leader in committee. Some tips from us is to study your topic paper, review previous resolutions, and find trustworthy websites for your research.

Second, skill that you have to learn is Public Speaking. Making great speeches helps you get noticed by other delegates and the chair. If you frame the topic correctly, others will remember what you’ve said and refer back to it in their own speeches. Pro tip, frame the topic, explain your country’s policy, and propose potential solutions. Focus first on knowing what to say, then work on how to say it.

Third, writing skill. Writing resolutions is where the real work gets done, and it’s also the most difficult part of committee. Drafting a well-written resolution does not mean just writing down your ideas. It means listening to the ideas of everyone in your team and finding common ground.

Fourth, is debating. You need to defend your resolution against criticism and convince others to pass it. You need to point out the strengths in your resolution and find weaknesses in opposing resolutions. Don’t forget to approach groups of delegates and ask for their thoughts about your resolution. Try to find out what would get them to vote for your resolution.

Fifth, negotiating. Negotiation is well-known and practiced in all fields of human activity. It is a way of settling disputes without fighting, a way of making joint decisions when those who are making decisions hold different views or a way of achieving your own objectives despite other participants having different objectives. Negotiation is about finding a way to reach agreement. When agreement is reached, a dispute is settled and a joint decision has been made. So the key is to compromise, and understanding each other’s perspective.

Last but not least, team building. When you meet new people and finding others you can work with, you are essentially building a team. Your team, needs to work together to write resolutions and get them passed. Final tip from us is during unmoderated caucus, most delegates try to build a team by talking about their own policies and solutions. However, it’s actually more important to ask others what they think and get their input. That is how you find people who share the same policies and solutions, and who can be on the same team. So talk less, and listen more.


Eps. 5 | The BIG WHY YOU Should Participate in Model United Nations

MUN is one of the best activities to do today. It can and will change your life, or at the very least, contribute in shaping it. This is why you should participate in an MUN experience!

First, Lifetime Skills. Model United Nations develops every possible aspect of your skill set like public speaking, negotiating, debating, advanced research, critical analysis, problem solving, teamwork, leadership and most importantly, the art of diplomacy. One-time MUN experience alone can leave you with a set of lifetime skills that can set you up for better success as student or young professional.

Second, it can add qualifications to your career. MUN graduates are frequently reported that advanced MUN experiences during years of study gave them an extra advantage in college application writing which served as a qualification that enabled them to land their first job, and progress better in their early career.

Last but not least, MUN is a super fun yet educational experience. You can meet a lot of new friends from all over the world; it inspired people and created some prominent world leaders.

How was it? We hope you find this information helpful and we’ll see you in another article!


Eps. 6 | 5 MUN Terms That YOU Have to KNOW

If you’re doing a Model United Nations for the first time it may seems confusing and frustrating. Everyone’s using all sorts of terms that are unfamiliar to you. That’s why we’ve compiled the top 5 MUN terms that you have to know in case you’re going to an MUN.

The first MUN terms that you have to know is Delegate. Delegate is a student acting as a representative of a member state or observer in a Model UN committee. Pretty simple, right?

The second one is Chair. No, it’s not an object that you usually sit on. Chair is someone who’s responsible for a smooth and productive running of the committee. They call on speakers, time speeches, and maintain the rules of procedure. If the conference gives awards, they will also evaluate your performance. In brief, they’re pretty much like a teacher who’s in charge of teaching in front of the class.

The third one is Decorum. It means the order in committee. For example, the chair may call decorum if delegates are loud or disrespectful in order to ask for their attention during committee.

The fourth one is Motion. It’s a specific action made by delegates to direct debate in a certain direction.

The fifth MUN terms that you have to know is Placard. It’s a piece of cardstock with a country’s name on it that a delegate raises in the air to signal the Chair that he or she wishes to speak.

It’s not the end! We still got other terms to tell you, so don’t forget to share this information and leave your comment below!


Eps. 7 | 5 More MUN Terms That YOU Have to KNOW

MUN terms? Bring it on!

You know that knowing the five previous terms won’t be sufficient, right? Here goes the list of the other five MUN terms that you have to know before going to an MUN conference!

First, Moderated Caucus. It’s a debate format that allows delegates to make short comments on a specific sub-issue. The delegates who are interested in speaking will raise their placards and the chairs will call on delegates to speak one at a time.

Second, Unmoderated Caucus. It’s a debate format in which delegates can leave their seats to go and talk to others freely and informally. This section is also frequently used by the delegates to find allies and work on draft resolutions.

Third, Position Paper. Position paper presents an arguable opinion about target issues. It is meant to convince the audience that the opinion presented is valid. Therefore, you need to arrange your paper in a perfect element composition; topic, argument, and the organization of the paper.

Fourth, Working Paper. It is the precursor of resolution thus, they act as an introduction to draft resolutions. Which brings us to the last one on our list namely…

Draft Resolution! Yes, it is a written suggestion in addressing specific problems or issues drafted by delegates and voted on by the committee, generally, require a simple majority to pass as a result. It’s pretty much the final results of discussing, writing, and negotiating.

There you go! No more looking clueless at the meeting session! Should you like to know more about MUN, just type down your questions in the comment section below. Stay tuned for the next episode!


Eps. 8 | Types of Roles in MUN?

There are various roles in Model United Nations, they define what kind of position you do in an MUN. We know, it can be a bit confusing to beginners, that’s why we’re going to explain the difference to you!

Delegate is what most of us are going to be. As an ambassador, representing a country to discuss and resolve specific committee topics, this position would put you at the heart of the simulation, where most of the action takes place, and keeps you closely engaged with everything happening in the committee.

Secretary General is the person who arranges the MUN meeting session, creates councils, topics, and allocate chairs in each council.

Under Secretary General is the one who helps the work of the secretary general. It can be in substantive field and technical field such as logistic, finance, public relations, etc

Chair is someone who lead and conducts the meeting session. The one who choose which delegate get the MUN awards. A chair is also the one who makes the study guide and Rules of Procedure for delegates

Co-chair is the one who’s going to help the Chair. They pretty much do what the Chairs do.

Repertoire is the time keeper, the one who adds country name, and motions.

Future leaders, we hope you find this information helpful! Don’t hesitate to take note in case you forget one or two things on your way to the conference!


Eps. 9 | 3 WAYS to TALK in MUN | MUN Academy

You know there are a lot of newcomers who are hesitant to speak in an MUN. It’s not required to speak in a Model United Nations conference. But…you should speak. You have to understand that the core purpose of MUN is to discuss and debate. So, ultimately you have to interact with people from other countries.

Now, there are two ways to talk in an MUN. The first way to talk is in Moderated caucus, it takes place in a regular session when the Chair allows for a more flexible interaction between delegates. Delegates are free to address the committee without being added to the list of speakers. They can also ask questions and comment on an issue within a provided speaker’s time. Chairs can limit the number of times a delegate can speak, so it is generally more efficient than the regular formal debate.

Second one is Unmoderated Caucus. It’s an informal debate where delegates are not required to remain seated; they can walk around the room and negotiate matters with their fellow delegates. It is often used when some important positions are negotiated, or working papers and draft resolutions are coined. After the time provided for this caucus is over, delegates return to their seats and the formal debate goes on.

The last one would be General Speakers List. It usually takes place at the start of a committee session. A motion is passed by a delegate and delegates who wish to speak, raise their placards. A General Speakers List should:

  • Briefly describe the importance of the issues to you and the world and how urgently it needs to be taken care of
  • Briefly describe your country’s stance on the issues, and what you think is the root cause for the issues at hand.
  • Talk briefly about your country’s initiative on the issue, such as what they have done over the years to tackle it, or what they are planning on doing in the near future.
  • End on a positive note, something like, “We hope that this conference of the all member entities will bear fruit in the form of a solution to the grave issues we are currently facing”.

You don’t have to worry anymore since you already know how to talk in Model United Nations conference. Relax and don’t forget to breathe!


Eps. 10 | Position Paper Writing

Position Papers are documents delegates prepare prior to the beginning of the conference, and after their research. They outline the delegate’s nation’s history with the topics at hand and how they believe the issues should be resolved. They are normally one-page and three paragraphs in length, but different conferences may have different styles and requirements for their positions papers.

Position papers are extremely important because they are the chair’s first impression of you. On top of that, position papers are best drafted after conducting thorough an in-depth research since they serve as a basis for your position in conference as well as a foundation for proposals in future resolutions. Here’s the format of a position paper:

First, Heading: The heading of a position paper includes the name of the committee, the issue at hand, the delegation being represented, and the school representing this delegation. Depending on the conference, delegates’ names might also be part of the header.

General Overview of Topic: In this first paragraph, you should summarize your research. Write about what has happened in the past, such as wars or resolutions passed. Don’t cite your delegation unless it is directly related to the topic at hand.

Your Country’s Relationship to the Topic: Write about how your delegation has been affected by the issue and what it has done to solve the problems in the past. If you can, try to find your delegation’s voting history on similar topics.

Solutions to the Topic: Provide examples of what you will propose in your resolution. This should be a significant portion of your position paper, as it can be used to show your creativity and that you have thoughtfully considered various ways to approach the topic at hand.

Still have questions even after reading this article? Ask away your questions in the comment section below!