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REGIONAL EDITIONS

IMUN Catania

From 18 to 20 January 2024

The Italian Model United Nations is the first and only simulation to take place in Catania organized by United Network with the support of the main territorial bodies. Now in its eighth edition, IMUN – Catania is the largest simulation of diplomatic processes organized in Eastern Sicily and addressed to students of Italian high schools.

WHAT IS A model un

Model United Nations are simulations of the General Assembly of the United Nations or other multilateral bodies, in which you will learn about issues on the international political agenda. Wearing the clothes of ambassadors and diplomats, you will carry out the typical activities of diplomacy: you will deliver speeches, prepare draft resolutions, negotiate with allies and adversaries, and resolve conflicts by adopting the United Nations rules of procedure.

WHAT IS A IMUN CATANIA HELD

The simulation will take place in Catania from January 18 to 20, 2024. The work will be held in English and will see the participation of students from eastern Sicily. The work will be directed and coordinated by the staff board of United Network. This project also sees the involvement of Leonardo – Educazione Formazione Lavoro, an organization that deals with the scientific and educational coordination of United Network projects in Italy.

BEST DELEGATE AWARD

The student who will be considered the best, among juniors and delegates, will win the opportunity to participate in the next edition of IMUN Catania. The prize, awarded on the basis of the unquestionable judgment of the staff board to the student most distinguished during the simulation, will consist of a training voucher that will cover all expenses for participation in the simulation.

Delegate Training Course

To enable students to successfully participate in the simulation, the Delegate Training Course is provided.

The Delegate Training Course takes place in the months leading up to the Model United Nations. The course consists of an 8-hour training day and will be held at a location that will be communicated in advance. It includes a combination of classroom instruction and direct interaction, covering the following topics:

1) History and structure of the United Nations;
2) What is a Model United Nations;
3) Rules of procedure;
4) Drafting a resolution;
5) Committees and topics;
6) Public speaking.

The phases of the Model United Nations

Individual Study

Preparation of draft resolutions and position papers as indicated by tutors.

Back office

Assisted by the tutors, students will develop shared working methods on cloud platforms.

Italian Model United Nations

The most important part of the project is the simulation, which takes place in Rome.

1° modulo

Corso di Formazione (8 ore)

Il primo modulo si articola in una giornata di formazione presso l’Institut Français di Napoli. Le lezioni affronteranno i seguenti argomenti:

1) La nascita dell’Unione europea;
2) L’organizzazione ed il funzionamento delle istituzioni europee;
3) Il Parlamento europeo;
4) La Simulazione del Parlamento europeo – ed il ruolo dei deputati europei.

2° modulo

Studio individuale (24 ore)

Preparazione delle bozze di risoluzione e dei position paper come indicato dai tutor.

3° modulo

Back office (20 ore)

Coadiuvati dai tutor, gli studenti svilupperanno metodi di lavoro condivisi su Google Classroom.

4° modulo

Nous Les Européens (18 ore)

Before departure to the city of Boston, the Delegate Training Course will take place, consisting of four lessons. The preparatory lessons are conducted online.

Lesson 1 (4 hours)

1) United Nations History;
2) United Nations System.

Lesson 2 (4 hours)

1) Rules of Procedures;
2) Public Speaking;
3) Model UN test.

Lesson 3 (4 hours)

1) Rules of Procedures;
2) Public Speaking;
3) Model UN test.

Lesson 4 (4 hours)

1) Advanced strategies;
2) Resolutions.

Final Meeting

During the meeting, information will be given to participants and parents about the departure.

Individual Study

Before participating in the Model United Nations, all students will be required to write a position paper in English, a brief and concise document outlining the represented country’s stance. The students will be guided in this process by the educational staff, aiming to support them both linguistically and content-wise. The position paper will also be evaluated by the board staff of HMUN.

Harvard Model United Nations

For this project, the school, at its discretion, may grant 70 hours of recognition for the Cross-Curricular Skills and Guidance Paths (Percorsi per le Competenze Trasversali e l’Orientamento), subject to a free subscription with United Network Europe.

THE TRAINING

Before departure to the city of New York, the Delegate Training Course will take place, consisting of four lessons. The preparatory lessons are conducted in a blended learning format.

MUN Training Course (8 h) - in-person, in the month of December

There will be alternating moments of frontal teaching and direct interaction, covering the following topics:

1) History and structure of the United Nations;
2) What is a Model United Nations;
3) Rules of procedure;
4) Drafting a resolution;
5) Committees and topics;
6) Public speaking.

MUN Substantive Training Course (3 h) - online, mid-February

1) Committees and topics;
2) How to study the country represented?
3) How to make a position paper?

Advanced Procedural Training Course (6 h) - In-person, late January/early February

Individual study

1) Rules of procedure (advanced);
2) Strategy in committee (advanced);
3) Simulation test;
4) Public speaking (advanced).

Advanced Substantive Training Course e briefing prior to Departure (3 h) - Online, mid-February

1) How to Write a Resolution (Advanced) (2 hours);
2) Pre-departure briefing (1 hour) – attendance at this meeting is open and strongly recommended to parents as well.

THE TRAINING

Individual Study

Before participating in the Model United Nations, all students will be required to write a position paper in English, which will succinctly outline the represented country’s stance. The students will be guided in the development of their papers by the teaching staff and project coordinators of the school, aiming to support them both in terms of language and content. The position paper will also be evaluated by the simulation’s board staff.

Model United Nations

The simulation of the United Nations General Assembly will take place in the city of New York.

Before departure to the city of San Francisco the Delegate Training Course will take place, consisting of four lessons. The preparatory lessons are conducted online.

Lesson 1 (4 hours)

1) United Nations History;
2) United Nations System.

Lesson 2 (4 hours)

1) Rules of Procedures;
2) Public Speaking;
3) Model UN test.

Lesson 3 (4 hours)

1) Rules of Procedures;
2) Public Speaking;
3) Model UN test.

Lesson 4 (4 hours)

1) Advanced strategies;
2) Resolutions.

Final meeting

During the meeting, information will be given to participants and parents about the departure.

Individual Study

Before participating in the Model United Nations, all students will be required to write a position paper in English, a brief and concise document outlining the represented country’s stance. The students will be guided in this process by the educational staff, aiming to support them both linguistically and content-wise. The position paper will also be evaluated by the board staff of BMUN.

BerkeleyMUN

For this project, the school, at its discretion, may grant 70 hours of recognition for the Cross-Curricular Skills and Guidance Paths (Percorsi per le Competenze Trasversali e l’Orientamento), subject to a free subscription with United Network Europe.

The Delegate Training Course will consist of four lessons.

MUN Training Course

  1. History and structure of the United Nations;
  2. What is a Model United Nations;
  3. Rules of Procedure;
  4. How to draft a resolution;
  5. Committees and Topics;
  6. Public Speaking;

MUN Substantive Training Course

  1. Committees and Topics (Advanced);
  2. How to research the represented country;
  3. How to write a position paper.

Individual Study

Students will be required to write a position paper in English, outlining the position of the represented country in a brief and concise manner. Students will be guided in this process by the teaching staff, in order to provide support both in terms of language and content.

Advanced Substantive Training Course and Pre-departure briefing

  1. How to write a resolution (Advanced);
  2. Pre-departure briefing.

National Model United Nations

1° modulo

MUN Training Course (18 ore – il modulo si articola in sei lezioni di 3 ore ciascuna)

1) Storia e struttura delle Nazioni Unite;
2) Cos’è un Model United Nations. Regole di procedura (parte I);
3) Regole di procedura (parte II). Prova di simulazione;
4) Studio del paese rappresentato (geografia, economia, politica interna ed estera). Come redigere un position paper; committees and topics;
5) Public speaking;
6) Come redigere una risoluzione.

2° modulo

Individual Study (20 ore)

Nel secondo modulo gli studenti sono chiamati a scrivere un elaborato in lingua inglese, il position paper, in cui tracciare in modo breve e sintetico la posizione del paese rappresentato. Gli studenti saranno guidati nell’elaborazione dallo staff didattico. Il position paper sarà poi oggetto di valutazione da parte dello staff board della simulazione.

3° modulo

Harvard World Model United Nations (20 ore)

La fase più importante del progetto è la simulazione, che si svolge a Tokyo (Giappone).

Training Course

The course is structured as an 8-hour training day and will cover the following topics:

1) History and Constitutional Law. The Parliament, the Government and its functions;  
2) Regulation of the Chamber of Deputies and Rules of Operation of the Simulation;
3) How to write a bill. Topics covered during the simulation (the students will already be distributed within the 4 committees);
4) Simulation test.

Individual Study

Preparation of draft resolutions and position papers as directed by tutors.

Back Office

Assisted by tutors, students will develop methods of shared work in Google Classroom.

SNAP - National Simulation Parliamentary Assembly

Training Course

The Training Course will have a total duration of 6 hours. The course will be held at your institution or at a local school.

The lessons will address the following topics:

1) The organs of the state and their functions: the Parliament, the President of the Republic, the Government, the Judiciary, the Constitutional Court;
2) Function of the Chamber of Deputies and composition of parliamentary groups;
3) Regulation of simulation;
4) The legislative process, bills, amendments.

Unique Module

DELEGATE Training Course (6 Hours)

The Delegate Training Course will have a total duration of 6 hours. The course will be held at your institution or at a local delegate school. The lessons will cover the following topics:

1) History and structure of the United Nations;
2) What is a Model United Nations;
3) Rules of Procedure;
4) How to draft a resolution;
5) Committees and topics;
6) Public speaking.