Model United Nations (MUN) is an academic replication of the United Nations, which permits student to diplomatically debate issues at the forefront of international relations. Its purpose is to model the best practices of collaboration, cooperation, and constructive debate – irrespective of an individual’s race, gender, political or sexual orientation, age, or nationality. It educates participants about current events and topics including, but not limited to, the Arab-Israeli conflict in the Security Council, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) discussed in the FAO, and socio-economic factors and their relation to sustainable development discussed in ECOSOC. It encourages the development of useful skills that students will use throughout their life, such as research, public speaking, problem solving, conflict resolution, and cooperation. MUN is promoted at Notre Dame University – Louaize because of its numerous benefits, for it helps in creating new leaders and diplomats seeking to change the world.
NDU MUN is an MUN program that falls under the supervision of the NDU Student Affairs Office. This is the second year that this conference is held. Our conference follows the International MUN system. The NDU MUN conference is a life changing experience that allows participants to expand their communications, public speaking, and networking skills.
Last year, 21 young leaders were granted scholarships to NDU. We are proud to announce that many of those who participated in our conference have joined NDU and are now active members in NDU MUN.