Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN is an educational simulation and/or academic activity in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. MUN involves and teaches participants speaking, debating, and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities. Usually an extracurricular activity, some schools also offer Model UN as a class. It is meant to engage students and allow them to develop a deeper understanding of current world issues.
Participants in Model United Nations conferences, known as delegates, are placed in committees and assigned countries to represent, or occasionally other organizations or political figures, where they represent members of that body. Model UN participants include students at
- middle school,
- high school, and
- college/university levels
(with most conferences catering to just one of these three levels.)
Ramagyans have been sending delegates from years 6 – 7*, with a keen interest in current affairs and a desire to speak, and act, on global issues, to join the conference. They debate some of the world’s most pressing problems – from poverty to gender equality to climate change – in a lively and engaging student-run environment.
Also, Ramagya has been catering the event from past few years and delegates have always been warmly welcomed by Ramagyans. The core of the conference is the theme of democracy. Recent elections and referendums have given rise to increased scrutiny on the system of democracy and discussion as to whether it is still a system which benefits ‘the people’. The ability of democracy to improve stability and social equality is, therefore, the theme of this conference, and is represented in the agenda topics, as well as the words and workshops of other speakers.
With luminescent stars at MUN, Ramagya has been crowned with the Best School Award, several times.