Model United Nations is a forum in which young speakers can further develop the skills of collaboration, consensus building and debating in role.
Each camper is assigned a different UN member state and is charged with the task of resolving a global issue in a format similar to a meeting of the UN General Assembly.
Debate Camp's Model United Nations program aims to maximize camper contributions to both the moderated assembly and unmoderated caucus sessions. The forum gives all campers a chance to exercise their advocacy skills and develop a deeper understanding of the important world issues of our time.
A typical camp week will see both a junior and senior level Model UN session, with topics, scenarios and support material suited to each age group.
NUMBERED IN ROLES
1. CHAIR / DIAS
- moderates assembly
- determines speaker order
- determines speaking times
- calls for motions
- tracks voting and outcomes
2. CRISIS DIRECTOR / TEAM
- generate responses / outcomes to motions passed
- interrrupts proceedings with crisis updates
- deliver messages between delegates
- crisis at hand is outlined by Chair / Dias
- moderated committee - wide discussion, speakers selected by Dias / Chair
- delegates speak, usually 1 minute maximum time per delegate
- motions for multilateral action by countries are proposed
- individual actions, by 1 country are directed to the Crisis Team, without vote
- delegates move freely in the committee room to meet and gather support for their position
- delegates draft resolutions
- initiated by delegate motion
- if passed, all motions on the floor are read aloud,
- motions may be reviewed by the Moderator before being voted upon
LIFE AT DEBATE CAMP
MODEL UNITED NATIONS PROGRAM - ALL CAMPS
Debate Camp has developed a bank of Model United Nations resolutions that work for junior and senior level MUN sessions. We are happy to share some here - - as examples. More are developed each summer!
JUNIOR SAMPLE RESOLUTION
WORLD HEALTH CRISIS
Based off of the Ebola crisis, a deadly virus begins to spread across the world, and it is up to the World Health Organization and its constituent members to stop it. Some details of the nature of the disease are provided before the simulation begins, how it spreads, how deadly it is, etc.
1 - 2 PERSON TEAMS
IN ROLE - 1 COUNTRY EACH
JUNIOR AND SENIOR LEVEL
SENIOR SAMPLE RESOLUTION
WORLD MARKETS COLLAPSE AND CYBERCRIME
This crisis involves world leaders from the G7, 20, etc (fit to number of delegates) dealing with the fallout of Brexit causing market instability in a slumping global economy, as well as growing cybercrime. The Dias should familiarize themselves with common cybercrimes such as fraud, card theft and online bank theft. Delegates are provided with support materials on basic economics (interest rates, currency exchange rates, etc) and cybercrime (hacking, passwords, etc) to participate in this committee.