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, and will take place from Friday 14th-16th January 2022. It will follow the timetable for our 2020 conference, which you can find here. 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.
Applications for the conference are now open. Each delegation must be accompanied by an advisor. In the past, the cost of the conference, which includes light refreshments, and lunch on Saturday, has been £40 per delegate and £25 per advisor. We hope to hold our conference costs at this level for 2022: it is important to us that our conference is open to everyone, and we will do our best to keep the fees at a manageable level. Some limited bursarial support for schools in the maintained sector is also available.
If you would like to attend the conference, please fill in the application form here. Once you have registered, we will send you an invoice and a list from which you can choose which country/ies your delegation/s will represent.
In the meantime, if you have any queries or require further information, please contact SPSMUN@stpaulsschool.org.uk.