What is a Model United Nations? (MUN)

Model United Nations (MUN) is a simulation of United Nations (UN) committee sessions. It provides students with the opportunity to step into the shoes of an international diplomat of one of 193 UN member states, and take part in an array of UN committees, such as general assemblies and security councils. The student is referred to as a ‘delegate’, and will debate a ‘resolution’ – which is a document about a particular topic or issue. A resolution typically has 5-9 ‘operative clauses’ which can be amended during the course of the committee session by delegates who feel like the perspectives of their member states are not being represented as it stands. The goal of each delegate is to have most, if not all, the operative clauses represent their member states views on that particular topic; so they can vote in favour of the resolution at the end of the committee session.

Can I attend AMUN if I haven’t attended an event with UN Youth before?

We welcome people with all ranges of UN Youth experience. If you haven’t attended an event with UN Youth before, we will do our best to help you feel welcome at AMUN 2020.

What is the cost of attending AMUN?

The registration fee for delegates is $65.00

There is no cost associated for conference assistants.

What do I need to bring with me to AMUN?

Please bring a drink bottle, a device you can write on (ie, laptop, tablet, phone) and/or pen and paper, and your briefing papers in either electronic or physical format.

What is the dress code at AMUN?

The dress code for UN Youth events is business casual. For examples of what previous delegates have worn to our events, please click here to be directed to the Auckland region’s Facebook photo albums.

Do I need to bring food with me to AMUN?

All food is provided for in the registration fee, please let us know if you have any dietary requirements in the registration form.


If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact our Communications Manager, Kate Falloon, at kate.falloon@unyouth.org.nz.