Model United Nations
Model United Nations is an exciting activity program for high school students interested in personal and intellectual growth. It is a role-playing activity, where students step into the shoes of ambassadors of U.N. member states and debate current global issues. Student delegates 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 through negotiation and consensus building. The culminating activity is attending a MUN conference, usually sponsored by an established international school. Each conference lasts from three days to a week.
MUN has been a co-curricular activity available to AISC students since the 2004-5 school year. Students usually meet Tuesday and Saturday mornings for their training. During these sessions, students research their allotted countries and topics and write policy statements and resolutions. They also learn how to speak in a formal setting and learn to conduct themselves as diplomats. Occasionally there are mock sessions at which timely resolutions are debated.
Attending an international conference is the high point of MUN activity. These conferences provide an opportunity not only to showcase student skills in an international forum but also to experience the local history and culture. In the past, our school has attended conferences in Genoa, Italy, The Hague (THIMUN), St. Petersburg, Cairo, Beijing, and Colombo.
AISC plays host to Chennai Model United Nations Conference (CHEMUN) in October/November every year. It is an international conference and participation is limited to 300 students from India and abroad. For more information about CHEMUN conference, please visit the website: www.chemun.org. CHEMUN conference is affiliated and accredited with The Hague Model United Nations (THIMUN), The Netherlands.