Debate meets Global Awareness...
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 MUN 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
ARCTIC -TRANSPORTATION AND TRADE
This crisis involves climate change and the availability of resources in the region such as subsurface mineral deposits, oil, and natural gas.
Additionally, the breakup of the ice is opening new corridors for vessels to travel through the Arctic. These passages have the potential to facilitate international trade and dramatically shorten the time it takes to transport goods between continents. Delegates are provided with support materials related to climate change and the economics related to the area.
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.