Model United Nations Society

Model United Nations Society

 

Do you like public speaking, negotiation, debating, travel, world politics and are looking to boost your CV? Look no further, this is where you belong!

Welcome to the page of the United Nations Society @ Cardiff University. Our association is a platform for students from Cardiff University interested in Model UN, UN advocacy, charity, international relations education and everything else under the UN banner. We are part of the United Nations Association United Kingdom (UNA UK) network and are a recognized UN Youth Association (https://www.una.org.uk/branch/united-nations-society-cardiff-university). 

We organize:

  • Weekly UN simulations at Cardiff University
  • Monthly Crisis session at Cardiff University
  • Regular Social events for members 
  • Student Delegations to the UK and international Model UN conferences
  • Presentations and workshops on diplomacy-related topics
  • The contact to UN-related (Youth) Associations
  • Events promoting United Nations Association UK (UNA UK) Campaigns 

Currently, we are one of the 12 Societies, who hold the highest Gold Tier status! In the past, we have received the following awards: Best Newcomer Society 2013/2014, Gold Society Achievement Award 2015/2016. 

Like our Facebook page (facebook.com/UNSCardiff), join the group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/CardiffMUN/) and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @CardiffMUN to stay updated with all our news throughout the year.

Model United Nations (abbreviated as Model UN or MUN) is an academic simulation of the United Nations, that aims to educate participants about international law, cooperation and multilateral diplomacy. In Model United Nations, students take on the roles of diplomats representing states and participate in a session of an organization or committee, which is part of the UN (such as the Human Rights Council or the Security Council). Participants need to research their countries position, debate, deliberate, consult, and eventually develop a new UN framework with solutions to world problems.

We meet every week to debate a different global topic, which can range from issues including child soldiers, natural disaster response, nuclear proliferation, climate change, and any other topic a UN body might discuss. Attendees represent UN member states, various NGOs and the Holy See.

Our members have the chance to travel around the world, to various university conferences in locations such as New York, Geneva, Oxford, Cambridge, Brussels and others. UNSCU hosts its very own 3-day MUN conference, CardiffMUN. Our next conference will be taking place 8-10th March 2019. Every year, our conference hosts participants and delegations from the UK, Europe, as well as other countries. Follow the link to this year's website www.cardiffmodelun.co.uk or alternatively this year's conference page www.facebook.com/CardiffMUN/ for more information and reasons to apply

MUN is a great way to meet new people and express your views on many current affairs. It doesn't matter what your degree is in, MUN is a society for all. With a range of beginner and experienced debates available, experience is also not an issue! Come along to one of our sessions and get involved! 

UNA UK I Stand For Campaign at Cardiff Students' Union Freshers' Fair 2016: 

 

 

 

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Membership

  • Model United Nations Standard Membership£4.00

Events

Model United Nations Session
26th March
Glamorgan Building - Glamorgan Council Chamber
MUN Goes Escape Room
27th March
5a Longcross Court 47 Newport Road CF24 0AD Cardiff
Model United Nations Session
2nd April
Glamorgan Building - Glamorgan Council Chamber
Model United Nations Session
9th April
Glamorgan Building - Glamorgan Council Chamber

Products

  • MUN Tote bag£3.00
  • Social pack£10.00