Model United Nations (MUN) is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about civics, effective communication, globalization and multilateral diplomacy. In Model UN, students take on roles as foreign diplomats and participate in a simulated session of an intergovernmental organisation (IGO). Participants research a country, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems.
The Model United Nations has been a part of the Stockholm International School extracurricular studies since the beginning of the 90s.
At SIS we offer two different programs of MUN:
MUN for students in the Middle Years Program – Enrichment (Grade 7-10)
In this enrichment class, the students are moulded to apply skills in researching, resolution writing, public speaking, group lobbying and consensus building. These skills are put into practice within the classroom and when attending conferences.
During a simulation, participants must employ a variety of communication and critical thinking skills in order to represent the policies of their country. These skills include public speaking, small group communications, research, policy analysis, active listening, negotiating, conflict resolution, note taking, and technical writing. However, school delegation formats vary from region to region.
Stockholm International School offers the MYP-MUN students the possibility of attending three international conferences during the school year which are affiliates of The Hague International-MUN and Global Classroom International-MUN.
For any further information, contact the MUN Coordinator in the MYP program, Emma McCluskey.
The Model United Nations at SIS for IB students
The MUN will be run by DP students supervised by Malene Schmidt.
This is a MUN group where you can develop your global and intercultural awareness in different ways:
- You will be part of a group and asked to reflect on your progress as part of the programme. You will also be responsible for planning some of the activities below. But you do not have an exam or any formal assessments. We meet every week during a morning break.
- We arrange a session for grade 8-12 students during the UN day, 24th of October.
- In January/February, we will host the SISMUN conference for the students from grade 6-12.
You can use the MUN for your:
- EE (Extended Essay E.g. Global studies)
- Group 3 subjects
- Personal statement for university applications
The IB mission statement states:
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
The students have created a micro site for 2023-2024 MUN programme. You can visit it at https://sites.google.com/intsch.se/sismun-2024/home
For further information please contact Malene Schmidt.