JMUN

MUN (Model United Nations)/JMUNESCO (Junior Model United Nations, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation)

Information for Parents:

What is MUN/JMUNESCO?

JMUNESCO is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and the United Nations agenda.

The participants role-play as diplomats representing a nation or NGO in a simulated session of an organ (committee) of the United Nations, such as the Security Council or the General Assembly. Participants research a country, take on roles as diplomats, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems.

Why are we studying this Subject?

As a school, we feel, that this subject is a very important part of the development of the students.  It is very different from any of the other subject areas taught in the Primary school and involves much more logical thinking.

The students will learn what, how and when to use parliamentary/political language, how to form resolutions, based on debate and the position of an individual or group of countries.  Use research to identify and find solutions to world issues, to write papers which express an opinion, using facts and statistics to back up any claims and they will gain confidence in speaking in front of their peers.

What are the Conferences?

For each conference the school attends we will be representing a particular country.  The students who attend each conference will be given positions and will need to focus their research in that area.  For instance a student might be placed on the Environment Committee or the Equality Committee etc.

During the course of the year, students will take part in at least one conference.  These conferences take place at larger schools, either in Turkey or abroad.  At this present time two conferences have been organized.  One of these at the Hisar School in Istanbul and one at Blis school in Ankara.  There are options for other conferences.

 

Year 7, 8 & 9 (Middle School)