A Junior Model United Nations delegate is a student who assumes the role of an ambassador to the United Nations at a Junior Model United Nations event. A Junior Model United Nations delegate does not have to have experience in international relations. Anyone can participate in Junior Model United Nations so long as they have the ambition to learn something new, and to work with people to try and make a difference in the world.
In Junior Model United Nations students step into the shoes of ambassadors from U.N. member states to debate current issues on the organization's vast agenda. Student "delegates" in Junior Model United Nations prepare draft resolutions, plot strategy, negotiate with supporters and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the U.N.'s rules of procedures - all in the interest of mobilizing "international cooperation" to resolve problems that affect almost every country on earth.
Before playing out their ambassadorial roles in Junior Model United Nations, students research global problems to be addressed, drawn from today's headlines. Junior Model United Nations 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. Junior Model United Nations delegates also look closely at the needs, aspirations, and foreign policy of the countries they 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 once the actual role playing gets under way and ensures a lively and memorable experience.
If you are interested in this lively and dynamic club, please contact Ms. Anthony.