The purpose of Model UN is to help
delegates address global issues
through communication and
teamwork in a professional
environment. Model UN focuses on
various aspects of teamwork,
debate, diplomacy, compromise
and leadership. Model UN provides
delegates an opportunity to work
toward excellence through
innovative thinking in conferences
that emulate the real United
Nations held year round.
What is Model UN?
 It is a simulation of the workings of the United
 The United Nations itself is composed of
numerous standing and temporary
committees, each of which is charged with
a separate task
 Model UN conferences select a small
number of committees to simulate
 Each school represents one or more
countries on the committees to which it is
 Temple registers and selects France, Egypt and
Ghana to represent in a conference.
 The conference we attend will give us France.
 We will then break into committees we will
participate in. One committee, for example, is
the WHO (World Health Organization).
 The conference will give us Ghana to
represent and give us issues that we will
discuss. (ex. Sex Education for Young Students).
 The Delegate will then research Ghana and
write a one page position paper on what
Ghana’s current issues are and how they
would resolve this issue.
At the Conference
 It is best to sit with your country’s allies.
This is the best way to make friends at the
very beginning.
 Ghana’s allies are the USA, Nigeria ,
Great Britain, Togo, and Burkina Faso.
 You will then participate in debate and
discussion about Sexual Education and
as Ghana you want to make it a point
that the UN looks are your proposals for
better Sex Education.
 You will then write a resolution paper
and try to compromise on a solution that
best fits your country and others (we will
train you).
In a committee
 All work geared toward writing
resolutions to address the topics
before the committees
 Work is done through:
 Formal debate – formal speeches
to the conference
 Caucusing – informal negotiation
Other Possible Conferences
BarMUN- at Boston University
CMUNNY- at Columbia University
HNMUN- at Harvard University
NYMUN- at New York Univerity
*Maybe NMUN-Europe- this year it
was at Czech Republic.
What else…
As Model UN it should be up to us
to keep the campus updated on
world events.
We should try to get the campus
involved not only with issues that
the US is facing, but all around the
How to be an Active
Try out and attend at least 1
conference per semester.
Be involved in various Model UN
projects, such as Bake Sales.
Be updated on Current Events.
Possible Conference
 We would like to attend at least the
UPenn Conference Held on December
1-December 4
 Fees
 $75 per school
$45 per delegate
$25 per delegate Conference Fee
Currently trying to get allocation
money to cover the costs!
 http://www.upmunc.org/index.php?p=research
Things you need to do
Pick a country you want us
to represent and write a 12 page double spaced
response on why you want
us to represent this country
and current issues this
country is dealing with.
Due Tuesday, October 11
Contact- Alias Farighi
Email: [email protected]
Contact- Chaquel Roye
Email: [email protected]
Contact- Yolandra Brown
Email: [email protected]
Contact- Tirzah Bartley
[email protected]