Accra, June 18, 2014 – A call for applications to participate in a MUN workshop has been announced. The workshop is being organized in Tokyo, Japan from 22-24 November 2014 in partnership with Meiji University and United Nations Information Centre, Tokyo, It aims at examining how Model UN simulations can more accurately capture the negotiation process as it commonly occurs at the UN. Thus, the session will focus on giving students and MUN advisors a basic understanding of the General Assembly’s Rules of Procedure, the discussion and action phases of General Assembly Committee meetings, what you need to know when drafting resolutions, the duties and responsibilities of the UN Secretariat and General Assembly officials, the negotiation process that takes place during informal meetings, how consensus is achieved, the Security Council’s Provisional Rules of Procedure, and much more.
This workshop is being supported by the Education Outreach Section within Department of Public Information of the UN following the success of three Global Model UN Conferences from 2009-2011. Starting in August 2012 when the Education Outreach Section organized its first Model UN Workshop for students and MUN advisers who organize MUN conferences around the world, it has run workshops in Vienna, Baku, and Seoul. This year, training sessions are being organised in Rome, Doha, Beijing and Tokyo.
The Tokyo workshop is open to international students. All information concerning the process and eligibility requirements is available on the UN4MUN website