What is Model United Nations?
Model U.N. is a wonderful hands-on learning tool for students. Participants play as international ambassadors from a U.N. country. As delegates from that country, they research the politics, government, culture and issues that the country faces. They then come to a Model U.N. conference as representatives from that country to develop working plans and strategies to overcome international issues.
YMCA Southeastern High School Model United Nations (SHSMUN)
SHSMUN is a simulation of the procedures used by the United Nations, the international body that develops strategies to overcome international issues. Model U.N. programs exist throughout the world, and have been growing rapidly over the years. Each year, over 350 high school students attend the three-day conference in Chattanooga.
The YMCA Middle School United Nations (MSMUN) is a modification of the procedures used by the United Nations, in developing strategies to overcome international issues. MSMUN is a one-day conference attend by 225 area middle school students.
Why Does the YMCA run a Model U.N. Program?
"Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding!" - Albert Einstein