What is Model United Nations?
Model United Nations is a simulation of the United Nations, where a huge variety of subjects can be debated and explored on the level of global diplomacy. Each participant acts as a delegate or representative from one nation, and promotes that nation’s viewpoint as well as coming together with other delegates to seek a practicable solution to the world’s most important questions. A Model UN conference, like the actual United Nations, is divided into several committees, in which each nation has one delegate. Every committee is responsible for a set of topics, such as the mitigation of terrorism or the statues of refugees.
SPSMUN22 will be the fourth Model United Nations Conference held at St Paul’s School in London: it was originally scheduled for 14th-16th January 2022, but had to be postponed because of COVID. The new dates are Friday 24th-Saturday 26th June. There will be six committees: Security Council, DISEC, SPECPOL, Legal, Special Committee on Women and SOCHUM 1994, a historical committee.
We aim to host just over 200 students from over 30 schools, primarily in, though not restricted to, the London area. The conference is aimed at Years 10-13: no prior MUN experience is required, but some interest in politics and debating is advisable. Model United Nations is a fulfilling, exciting and worthy activity, as well as simply a great way of meeting new people, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
If your school was expecting to attend in January, we will be contacting you to check that you’re still able to attend on the new conference dates. Topics, country allocations and committees will stay the same as they were in January, so that delegates won’t feel that their preparation was wasted.
We are also accepting applications from guest chairs, so if you are interesting in chairing, please contact us using the e-mail address below.
In the meantime, if you have any queries or require further information, please contact SPSMUN@stpaulsschool.org.uk.