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MUNER - NEW YORK

Model United Nations Experience Run

February/March 2023

MUNER – New York is the largest and most prestigious international experience organized by United Network. In the Big Apple, a stone’s throw from Times Square, together with more than 3000 students from all over the world you will participate in the annual meeting to compare your ideas and define new strategies for international politics. MUNER – New York takes you inside the most exciting simulation of the United Nations General Assembly taking place in New York: the Global Citizens Model United Nations (GCMUN).

How it takes place MUNER NY?

During the model, you will be confronted in English with young people from other countries of the world, using the United Nations rules of procedure and addressing the same issues that real ambassadors discuss inside the Glass Palace every day. The simulation work will be coordinated by international staff from the most prestigious American universities (including Harvard University). In addition to living an intense training experience, during the simulation you will have the opportunity to meet the diplomats working in New York at the Permanent Representations (Mission Briefing), as well as to learn about the various professionals working in the Italian Consulate General in New York and the Italian Permanent Mission to the United Nations.

Francesca
Francesca@fra_virghi
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Prima nella vicina Milano e poi oltre oceano, all’agognata e utopica Grande Mela, ho preso parte a due simulazioni di quel che avviene durante le commissioni tenute e coordinate dagli ambasciatori dell’ONU. Come un gioco di ruolo, IMUN e MUNER NY mi hanno dato l’opportunità di crescere, conoscere, imparare, stringere insolite amicizie, mettermi alla prova.
Alex
Alex@alextuori
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Una placard, un badge e tanta voglia di mettersi in gioco: inizia lo spettacolo. Il primo giorno del model, raggiungo la sala assegnata, quella della mia commissione, ECOFIN, mi guardo intorno; cerco sguardi amici, pur non conoscendo quasi nessuno degli altri delegates. Penso... "sono a New York". L’adrenalina attraversa ogni angolo del mio corpo, un'esperienza indimenticabile!
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MUNER is the lights of New York Times Square traffic an international experience a comparison with students from all over the world

Day 1 Departure for New York
Day 2 Mission Briefing
Day 3 Committe session 1-2
Day 4 Committe session 3-4
Day 5 Committe session 5
Day 6 Manhattan
Day 7 Downtown
Day 8 Partenza per l'Italia
Day 9 Rientro in Italia

The Training

In order to get the most out of the simulation, you will participate in the Delegate Training Course in the months leading up to your departure. All our lessons are interactive and take place in English. Our instructors are native speakers of English and, thanks to their years of experience in the world of simulations, are ready to help you get in touch with the English used in the world of international diplomacy. The Delegate Training Course is divided into six modules, for a total of 70 hours. The preparatory lessons take place at one of our polo schools. Alternatively, you can take part in the course via e-learning on our website.

MUNER - FAQ

The answers you seek

All students enrolled in Italian high schools can take part in MUNER NY.

You can enroll by clicking on this link. After registering, you will be asked to take an online eligibility test. Participation in the eligibility test is free of charge and carries no obligation. The result of the eligibility test will be communicated by e-mail to the address indicated. If you are admitted, you will be able to complete the enrollment process and proceed with the payment of the participation fee. Once you have passed the eligibility test and before completing the enrollment, parents can make an appointment with one of our representatives to receive clarification and information on how to carry out the project. Participation is by programmed number. If you do not complete the enrollment in the required time you will be placed on a waiting list.

The suitability test consists of an aptitude test and an oral part in English. Those who have a B2 level English certification (Cambridge: First; TOEFL: 46 – 93; IELTS: 5.0 – 6.5; Trinity: 7 – 9; BULLATS: 60 – 74) or higher (C1 or C2) are exempt from the oral interview in English. The aptitude test is however mandatory.

Costs to participate in MUNER NY are listed in the informational materials distributed at the schools. You can request more information by sending an email to info@unitednetwork.it or calling our office.

Each year United Network provides more than 100,000 euros in scholarships to support lower income people. To apply for a scholarship, sign up for the project and view the Financial Aid award announcement. You can make your final membership conditional on the award of a scholarship.

The Model United Nations Experience Run project is conducted in English.

MUNER - FAQ

All students enrolled in Italian high schools can take part in MUNER NY.

You can enroll by clicking on this link. After registering, you will be asked to take an online eligibility test. Participation in the eligibility test is free of charge and carries no obligation. The result of the eligibility test will be communicated by e-mail to the address indicated. If you are admitted, you will be able to complete the enrollment process and proceed with the payment of the participation fee. Once you have passed the eligibility test and before completing the enrollment, parents can make an appointment with one of our representatives to receive clarification and information on how to carry out the project. Participation is by programmed number. If you do not complete the enrollment in the required time you will be placed on a waiting list.

The suitability test consists of an aptitude test and an oral part in English. Those who have a B2 level English certification (Cambridge: First; TOEFL: 46 – 93; IELTS: 5.0 – 6.5; Trinity: 7 – 9; BULLATS: 60 – 74) or higher (C1 or C2) are exempt from the oral interview in English. The aptitude test is however mandatory.

Costs to participate in MUNER NY are listed in the informational materials distributed at the schools. You can request more information by sending an email to info@unitednetwork.it or calling our office.

Each year United Network provides more than 100,000 euros in scholarships to support lower income people. To apply for a scholarship, sign up for the project and view the Financial Aid award announcement. You can make your final membership conditional on the award of a scholarship.

The Model United Nations Experience Run project is conducted in English.

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 (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 (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.