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REGIONAL EDITIONS

IMUN Middle
School Napoli

From 9 to 11 May 2023

The Italian Model United Nations is the first simulation to take place in Naples, addressed only to junior high school students. Now in its eighth edition, the model is organized by United Network with the direct collaboration of the City of Naples and with the support of the Regional School Office for Campania.

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 make speeches, prepare draft resolutions, negotiate with allies and adversaries, and resolve conflicts by adopting the UN rules of procedure.

WHEN IS THE IMS NAPLES HELD

The simulation will take place in Naples from May 9-11, 2023. The work will be held in English and will see the participation of students from all over Campania. 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, a body that deals with the scientific and educational coordination of United Network projects.

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. The prize, awarded on the basis of the unquestionable judgment of the staff board to the student who has distinguished himself/herself most during the simulation, will consist of a training voucher that will cover all expenses for participation in the simulation.

First Module

MUN Training Course (8 h)

The first module is divided into two training afternoons. 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) Drafting a resolution;
5) Committees and topics;
6) Public speaking.

Second Module

Individual Study (24 h)

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

Third Module

Back office (20 h)

Assisted by tutors, students will develop shared working methods on Google Classroom.

Fourth Module

Italian Model United Nations (18 h)

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)

First Module

MUN Training Course (16 h)

The first module is divided into four meetings of frontal teaching, aimed at deepening the knowledge of the models already matured, and the study of the new topics subject of simulation

1) Revision of the rules of procedure;
2) Study of the country represented. How to write a position paper;
3) Reports on the strategic issues of the country represented. Collective correction position paper;
4) Theory and Evidence of Drafting Resolutions; Public Speaking;
5) Simulation test.

Second Module

Individual Study (27 h)

In the second module students will be asked to write a paper in English, “the position paper”, in which to briefly and succinctly trace the position of the country represented. Students will be guided in the elaboration by the teaching staff of United Network.

Third Module

Final Meeting

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

Fourth Module

HarvardMUN (27 h)

The most important phase of the project is the UN simulation, which takes place in Boston (Massachusetts).

First Module

MUN Training Course (8 h)

The first module consists of a training day. Alternatively, you can participate in the course in e-learning mode on our website. 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) Drafting a resolution;
5) Committees and topics;
6) Public speaking.

Second Module

MUN Substantive Training Course (3 h)

The second module will take place in the afternoon. The meeting will address the following topics:

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

Third Module

Individual study (20 h)

In the third module students will be asked to write a paper in English, the position paper, in which to briefly and succinctly trace the position of the country represented. Students will be guided in the elaboration by the teaching staff and the teachers of the school responsible for the project.

Fourth Module

Advanced Procedural Training Course (6 h)

The fourth module consists of a training day. Lessons will cover the following topics:

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

Fifth Module

Advanced Substantive Training Course e briefing prior to Departure (3 h)

The fifth module takes place in the afternoon. The lessons will cover the following topics:

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.

Sixth Module

Model United Nations (30 h)

First Module

MUN Training Course (16 h)

The first module is divided into four meetings of frontal teaching, aimed at deepening the knowledge of the models already matured, and the study of the new topics subject of simulation:

1) Revision of the rules of procedure;
2) Study of the country represented. How to write a position paper;
3) Reports on the strategic issues of the country represented. Collective correction position paper;
4) Theory and tests of drafting Resolutions; Public Speaking;
5) Simulation test.

Second Module

Individual study (27 h)

In the second module students will be asked to write a paper in English, the position paper, in which to briefly and succinctly trace the position of the country represented. Students will be guided in the elaboration by the teaching staff and the teachers of the school responsible for the project.

Third Module

Final meeting

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

Fourth Module

BerkeleyMUN (27 h)

The most important phase of the project is the UN model, which takes place at the University of Berkeley, San Francisco (California).

1° modulo

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

National Model United Nations (20 ore)

La fase più importante del progetto è la simulazione, che si svolge a New York (Stati Uniti).

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).

1st Module

Training Course (8 hours)

The first module consists of one day of training and will take place at one of our pole schools. Alternatively, you can participate in the course in e-learning mode on our website. The lessons 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.

2nd Module

Individual Study (24 hours)

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

3rd Module

Back Office (20 hours)

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

4th Module

SNAP - National Simulation Parliamentary Assembly (18 hours)

Unique Module

Training Course (6 ore)

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.