What is MUN?

Model United Nations (MUN) is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and the United Nations agenda.


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  • to promote interest in and support for the work of the United Nations;
  • to promote interaction and dialogue between young people from a variety of countries and school systems;
  • to increase the awareness of international issues amongst young people;
  • to instil a global perception in young people, focusing on the formulation of peaceful resolutions to world problems;
  • to develop the communication skills necessary to foster the international education and global perception mentioned above;
  • to assist teachers and students in understanding the primary educational and philosophical aims of the program;
  • to help teachers prepare their students for full participation in all aspects of a Model United Nations conference;
  • to achieve and maintain a common standard for participation among the delegates coming from different backgrounds and from various countries with differing educational systems;
  • to standardise the basic structures and rules of procedure used in the various conferences;
  • to provide a means of sharing the educational content of THIMUN with those who are developing their own Model United Nations and with interested parties outside the MUN;
  • to provide opportunities for teachers and students in the field of current international relations.




  • recognition and accreditation by the world’s foremost international Model United Nations for secondary school students;
  • permission to use the THIMUN logo on documentation;
  • permission to use the THIMUN rules of procedure and excerpts from the THIMUN Instructional Guide.
  • promotion of the THIMUN-Affiliated conference in THIMUN publications and on the THIMUN website;
  • assistance and/or advice from the THIMUN office in setting-up and organising conferences;
  • the sharing of knowledge and expertise between like-minded teachers and students