WFUNA and Model United Nations

The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) is a global nonprofit organization representing and coordinating a membership of over 100 national United Nations Associations.
GMUN 2010 General Assembly Summit, Kuala Lumpur
GMUN 2010 General Assembly Summit, Kuala Lumpur

WFUNA and Model UN

With a strong determination to promote UN values and provide education to young people within the UN framework, WFUNA has organized a series of regional Model United Nations conferences in three regions:

  • Africa
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America-Caribbean.

Three WFUNA Asia and Pacific Regional Model UN conferences were held in Beijing, China (August 2004), New Delhi, India (February 2006) and Incheon, Republic of Korea (July 2008). One WFUNA Africa Regional Model UN conference took place in Stellenbosch, South Africa in September 2005.

These conferences were organized by the WFUNA Secretariat in partnership with the local UNA and were based on the theme of the Millennium Development Goals. The 300-350 participants attending each conference came from different countries across the region, and were trained and supported by their local UNAs.

WFUNA has also actively participated in different Model United Nations programs developing a partnership with UNDPI (GMUN Global Model United Nations in Geneva, Kuala Lumpur, and Incheon).

WFUNA International Model United Nations (WIMUN)

 

What is our goal?

Determined to promote the values of the United Nations and provide education to young people within the UN framework, WFUNA plans to host an annual international Model UN conference. The next WIMUN will take place November 10-14, 2015 in New York City.

Why do we want this?

  • Model United Nations conferences prove to be one of the most successful instruments for engaging and educating youth in the work of the United Nations.
  • To equip youth participants in the dialogue taking place in their governments, civil society, and at the UN and give them a core set of skills that are fundamental to becoming effective social activists, responsible leaders and creative visionaries.

How will we contribute?

  • Provide participants with an accurate version of UN conference processes and General Assembly Rules of Procedures.
  •  Develop programmatic content to ensure a comprehensive experience for participants, trainers, and advisors.
  • Ensuring a strong networking opportunity to build relationships and provide follow-up opportunities for all participants.

Three-phase process

  • Learning: Builds the capacity of Model UN organizers to develop and hosts programs with a more accurate representation of UN rules and procedures. Also, the Model UN experience gives students a core set of skills that are fundamental to becoming effective social activists, responsible leaders and creative visionaries.
  • Participation: Emphasizes education and action by beginning with an intensive Model UN workshop, then progressing through an actual conference.
  • Networking: After the conclusion of the program, participants will be connected with programs offered by local UNAs and continue to build a strong civil society network.

Who is this for?

  • Youth between the age of 18 and 30 who have experience in Model UN or have high interest in global affairs and the United Nations
  • Advisors who have a role in planning and organizing a MUN conferences
  • Teachers who use Model UN in their education curriculum

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