SPSMUN21 will be the fourth Model United Nations Conference held at St Paul’s School in London, from 15th-17th January 2020. The conference will run from approximately 16.45-20.00 on Friday 17th, 09.00-17.30 on Saturday 18th and 09.00-13.30 on Sunday 19th.
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.
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 will open shortly, and close on Friday 16th October. Each delegation must be accompanied by an advisor: the cost of the conference, which includes light refreshments, and lunch on Saturday, is £40 per delegate and £25 per advisor. Some limited bursarial support for schools in the maintained sector is available.
In the meantime, if you have any queries or require further information, please contact SPSMUN@stpaulsschool.org.uk.