FunMUN

FunMUN is an old event that is back by popular demand!

Participation in this competition places Queensland students, in Years 9 -12, in the shoes of United Nations countries to debate the hot topics, such as meme culture, social media, and space militarisation. This allows students to develop diplomacy and negotiation skills, but with the pressure of a competitive environment. Above all, FunMUN is designed for students with varying interests, experiences, and abilities. No previous knowledge of international affairs, or MUN debating, is necessary.

How FunMUN works

Students get to represent a country in your classic MUN-style debate, but with a twist.
Instead of debating the harsh complexities of water shortages in developing nations, or the sobering challenges surrounding child soldiers, students will be involved in more light-hearted resolutions. This puts the emphasis on students enjoying their time in MUN chambers, and developing their skills in an environment where they aren’t literally being judged. Students will represent a country by themselves, rather than in pairs like with our Evatt Trophy Competition.

FunMUN will Return in 2019

HOW TO PREPARE?

More information and tips about how to prepare and the rule of MUN can be found on the national Evatt website. However, please remember that as this is not a competition, no high level of preparation is expected, and students will not be judged for the way they participate during FunMUN. Remember, the best way to become familiar with the MUN rules of procedure is to give it a go! First-timers usually get the hang of MUN by the second round of debate, and seasoned MUN debaters love the opportunity to debate about memes!

Important Information

2019 Dates:

FunMUN is held in June-July each year. More information about the 2019 competition will be released in May next year!

If you would like a FunMUN or MUN style event held at your school, please contact our Education Director, em.salmon@unyouth.org.au and she can arrange a visit to your exact specifications!