Students at a Model UN training workshop that was held at the UN Office at Geneva with participation from the United Nations Model UN Programme.

Model United Nations (MUN) simulations are popular exercises for those interested in learning more about the UN. Hundreds of thousands of students worldwide participate every year in MUN at all educational levels – from primary school to university. Many of today’s leaders in law, government, business and the arts participated in MUN as students. 

But did you know that many MUNs do not follow the actual rules and practices used at the UN? Also, while many MUNs frequently vote, most decisions adopted by the real General Assembly are made by consensus.

That is why the United Nations Model UN Programme created a guide to teach MUN teams how to bring their simulations more in line with the way the UN actually works. To access the guide, click here.

Also, check out our new publication United Nations Guide to Model UN, the UN’s first guide on how to participate in or host an authentic simulation of the United Nations, for tips, context and information for your future Model UN conferences.