NAIMUN 5TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE              ISTANBUL, TURKEY                 AUGUST 2017


What is Model United Nations?

Model United Nations is a simulation of the UN General Assembly and other multilateral bodies. In Model UN, students step into the shoes of ambassadors from UN member states to debate current issues on the organization's agenda. While playing their roles as ambassadors, student "delegates" make speeches, prepare draft resolutions, negotiate with allies and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the Model UN conference   rules of procedure - all in the interest of mobilizing international cooperation to resolve problems that affect countries all over the world.

How to I prepare for a MUN conference?                                  Before playing out their ambassadorial roles in a Model UN simulation, students research the issue that their committee will address. Model UN participants learn how the international community acts on its concerns about topics including peace and security, human rights, the environment, food and hunger, economic development and globalization. Model UN delegates also look closely at the needs, goals and foreign policies of      the countries they will represent at the event. The insights they gain from their exploration of history, geography, culture, economics and science contribute to the authenticity of the simulation when the role playing    gets under way. The delegates' in-depth knowledge of their countries guarantees a lively and memorable      experience.


Why should I participate in Model UN?
Model UN promotes students' and teachers' interest in world around them and broadens a student's knowledge     in a variety of subjects. Model UN also teaches vital skills in negotiation, public speaking, problem solving, conflict resolution, research and communication. Model UN also gives students and teachers the opportunity to meet interesting new people and make new friends.


What are some of the educational benefits of Model UN?
 For over 60 years, teachers and students have benefited from and enjoyed this interactive learning experience. It   not only involves young people in the study and discussion of global issues, but also encourages the development  of skills useful throughout their lives, such as research, writing, public speaking, problem solving, consensus building, conflict resolution and compromise and cooperation.



 NAIMUN offers a local transportation service to carry delegates TO and FROM the conference venue and others.  An airport pick-up is also arranged to take delegates FROM and To the airport.

Please note that NAIMUN DOES NOT cover international travel expenses for delegates.


Dress Code

Representatives are free to dress in formal or traditional clothes, but is preferable for delegates to dress in standard business attire for all sessions during the conference.

For boys: Trousers, Tie, Matching Coat, Three-piece Suit

For girls: Eastern or Western dress. Skirts or Dresses should be decent lengths.

During the Gala dinner, the official dress code is Black trouser, white shirt, black shoes and a black bow. For girls, white or black dress with black or white shoes.


Eating and Refreshment

NAIMUN will provide high quality Breakfasts, Lunches and dinners throughout the conference.



English is the official language of the conference. Arabic might be used in some committees if necessary.



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