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What is a MUN?

Model United Nations (abbreviated MUN) is an extracurricular activity in which students portray representatives of states or other notorious people in a variety of simulated committees. Although getting its name from simulations of the United Nations, especially of the General Assembly and the Security Council, the term may also refer to a variety of international and national organisms in various institutions, including Law Courts and Economic Forums. MUNs have a great emphasis on developing language and speech skills, producing documents, promoting connections and social conscience.

Model UNs were brought to Brazil by students and professors of the University of Brasília in 1997, first with the creation of the Clube de Simulações de Organismos Internacionais (CSOI) and then officially with AMUN's first edition in 1998, as the first Model UN in Latin America. This extracurricular activity spread quickly to every corner of Brazil and diversified into unique MUNs, which expanded to include students from university to high school and also middle school.

AMUN

Americas Model United Nations

The Americas Model of United Nations (AMUN) promotes the United Nations (UN) values among those who represent the future, today’s young minds. As one of the most traditional projects of the University of Brasília (UnB), AMUN proposes to connect with outstanding university students from Brazil and abroad, seeking to provide an enhanced participation in a Model UN. More than portraying an internationalist, being by means of a diplomat, head of Government, journalist or judge, the delegates will have the opportunity to immerse in a complex world of verisimilar negotiations and enriching experiences of debate.

Model United Nations (abbreviated MUN) is an extracurricular activity in which students portray representatives of states or other notorious people in a variety of simulated committees.

Although getting its name from simulations of the United Nations, especially of the General Assembly and the Security Council, the term may also refer to a variety of international and national organisms in various institutions, including Law Courts and Economic Forums. MUNs have a great emphasis on developing language and speech skills, producing documents, promoting connections and social conscience. Model UNs were brought to Brazil by students and professors of the University of Brasília in 1997, first with the creation of the Clube de Simulações de Organismos Internacionais (CSOI) and then officially with AMUN's first edition in 1998, as the first Model UN in Latin America. This extracurricular activity spread quickly to every corner of Brazil and diversified into unique MUNs, which expanded to include students from university to high school and also middle school.

 
 
22nd AMUN

The 22nd AMUN has happiness and resistance as central points of the construction and realization of the event. With the motto "Joy as a form of resistance," we aim to bring the perspective of resilience and self-assertion to our discussions during the conference. Thus, it cannot be forgotten that there are many ways of seeing the world, and perpetuating previously set patterns without critical analysis inhibits the possibility of always bringing new approaches, sometimes kinder, to the same problems that the world has not yet been able to solve.

Thus, considering the contemporary national and international circumstances, it is of utmost importance to highlight and give voice to resilient minorities struggling for a human space in society that reverberates both hatred and oppression in their speeches. Therefore, we resist the patterns of extremism and oppression and fight against structural failures of our societies, whilst finding joy in our journey.

AMUN Kids

The project “AMUN Kids” was created in 2005 as a social part of another UnB project, the Americas Model United Nations (AMUN). Since its establishment, each semester the project chooses some volunteers to participate in classes that are given in public schools of Distrito Federal about Human Rights, citizenship and environment.
We believe in the pedagogical and social capacity of creating a critical thought, for their age, through games that awake learning will. We can achieve local changes that echoes in a global way, by talking about tolerance, diversity and sustainability.
In 2019’s year, the motto chosen was “Building the future through joy” and it will guide us in these classes. It totalizes six meetings during the semester and the last one is the closing, that we call “Nations’ Fair”. It consists by choosing a country to represent and involving the students in different cultures.

 

Since the second semester of 2018, we are institutional partners of Centro de Informações das Nações Unidas do Rio de Janeiro (UNIC Rio), that gave us working materials, as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to leave as a gift to the students. Besides, some Embassies held in Brasília also cooperated with the volunteers by giving material to the Nations’ Fair.
Nowadays, there are three independent coordinations, the Institutional, Communication&Marketing and the Organizational, that count with four coordinators of the International Relations course at University of Brasília.

AMUN Equity

AMUN Equity is an initiative that exempts low-income students from the registration fees, so to reduce the costs for them to attend the conference. Given the benefits of participating in AMUN, including opportunities like networking with socially aware students, improving speech and argumentation abilities and studying of specific topics, it is important to provide this opportunity to as many students as possible.

 

In 2019, AMUN will provide 15 registrations with fees exemptions in this program. Eligible delegates will benefit not only from   fee   exemption   but   also   will have   priority in the 

Couchsurfing Program of AMUN, as well as additional study support from AMUN’s staff.

 

Eligible delegates include Brazilian students that can prove their low-income status via documents of participation in a Student Assistance Program of a Brazilian University and students that a part of the PROUni Program in a Brazilian Private college. If you want to apply for the exemption, you can find our guidelines at the form.