KnightMUN XII, 2013

About KnightMUN

KnightMUN 2013 will be the twelfth annual High School Model United Nations Conference held at the University of Central Florida. KnightMUN is run by the United Nations Association at UCF (UNA-UCF) and is endorsed by the United Nations Association of Olrando Chapter.

Held each October, KnightMUN has grown over the years to become one of the largest Model UN conferences in the Southeast United States. Started mainly as a conference for students living in Central Florida, KnightMUN now has participants from every corner of the state, along with schools participating from other parts of the country and beyond. As a premier regional state conference with over 300 delegates and 20 schools attending annually, KnightMUN strives to present high school students with the best conference possible with its primary mission to provide a high-quality, educational conference with a professional atmosphere.

KnightMUN helps prepare students for other conferences while teaching the basic strategies and rules of Model United Nations, all while having a competitive and exciting atmosphere for new and experienced delegates alike. KnightMUN strives to promote interest in international studies, current events, or even politics, while emphasizing necessary skills needed in the workforce, such as public speaking skills, the art of persuasion, and writing skills.

View KnightMUN History

About Model United Nations

Model United Nations is the authentic simulation of the United Nations and its specialized agencies and multilateral bodies. By joining Model U.N. programs, students actively participate in the world of diplomacy and negotiation by taking on the roles of ambassadors from U.N. member states to debate international issues. Students prepare draft resolutions, plan strategy, and negotiate with supporters and adversaries in the interest of promoting international cooperation to resolve conflicts.

Before acting out their ambassadorial roles in Model U.N., students in the club conduct extensive research on global problems and issues, in addition to the research on the country the club will represent at the upcoming conference. Students learn how the international community behaves in discussing various topics, such as security issues, human rights, the environment, food and hunger, economic development and ethnic/multinational issues. The goal of this research is to provide students with the ability to debate these issues in the interest of the policies of the country they represent.

Since the formation of the League of Nations in the 1920s, teachers and students have benefited from and enjoyed the Model U.N. experience. Students participate in Model U.N. because it promotes interest in international relations and related subjects, increases the ability for students to engage in problem solving, teaches conflict resolution, research and communication skills, and creates the opportunity to meet new, interesting people and develop long-lasting friendships.

Links

Greater Orlando United Nations Association
www.una-orlando.org

United Nations Association of the United States (UNA-USA)
www.unausa.org